Opinion Archive


Face Value: The Unattainable Beauty Standards of Gay Culture

Unattainable beauty standards are nothing strange in the western world, but they are uniquely heightened within gay culture. To find out why body beauty is so prized in gay spaces, Liam Heitmann-Ryce-LeMercier speaks with two young queer men for their perspectives.


Problems with dating apps and can they be fixed?

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide use dating apps, but only half of users say that they have had positive experiences. Incredibly, many users also received threats of harm.


Police Marching at Mardi Gras must come with real change

The policing of LGBTQ+ people casts a long, dark shadow. Police marching at Mardi Gras must be backed up with real change.


The great US rights rollback

America. The self-proclaimed ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave’. But if you have been paying attention to US politics this year, you’d be forgiven for thinking that freedom and bravery had been thrown out of the proverbial window.


Pronouns and why they are important

For many people, their pronouns are an essential part of who they are, and by using them, you’re doing your bit to make them feel validated and included.


Is Disney lacking diversity

The Mouse House with Locked Doors. Will Disney ever truly let us in? For young queer people, seeing themselves reflected back on the screen is crucial.


My Superman - A Millennial’s Musings on Marriage

Gay marriage is not about two people being gay: it’s about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married.


Acceptance = Happier LGBT people

If your sexual orientation is accepted by society you will be happier and more satisfied with your life.


STOP calling it a choice

Battling the 'homosexual agenda,' the hard-line religious right has made a series of incendiary claims. But they're just not true.

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