Body Positivity & Self Acceptance (when you’re queer, trans, non-binary, intersex)

Queer, trans, non-binary and intersex people are taught to hate their bodies.  As queer people we are told that our instincts are wrong, the way we use our bodies for sex and romance is wrong, and that we are ‘unnatural’.  As trans people we are interrogated about surgery, we are told that we were ‘born... Continue Reading →

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Queer Controversy: a slur, an identity, an umbrella term

The word ‘queer’ is one which I’ve has been associated with this blog from the beginning.  In terms of my own identity, it took me a little longer to warm to it.  I’ve recently seen a few posts online regarding the debate over the word ‘queer’ as well as using it as an umbrella term... Continue Reading →

Punk Music and Queerness

I grew up in the late ‘90s/early 2000s, when pop music was at it’s peak and if a song didn’t use autotune it was considered primal; looking at my CD and tape collection as a child you would hardly have known I was of that era.  Initially, it wasn’t that I was a hipster from... Continue Reading →

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