VICE World News received a leaked recording of a heated “listening session” for LGBTQ BBC staff, and heard from ex-employees about why they have left the UK’s national broadcaster.
A violent mob assault on Bulgaria’s only LGBTQ community centre represented a shocking escalation in attacks on the community. Activists hope it will prove a wake-up call.
“For me, it was a very personal thing of burning that part of my life."
“This is as big as Neil Patrick Harris coming out.”
A proposed law would make it a crime to be LGBTQ in Ghana, or even to advocate for LGBTQ rights.
The Government Equalities Office held a previously undisclosed private meeting earlier this year with Core Issues Trust, which said it was the first time the UK government had engaged with “former-LGBT people.”
Acceptance from loved ones is hugely helpful, but we still need better trans awareness in healthcare.
“Used sex toys. Two inches of hair cut off someone’s head, an a disturbing amount of dead animals to be taxidermied, usually in Western Mass.”
“This practice of conversion ‘therapy’ is unethical and unscientific. It follows directly from the damage caused by these books.”
For many queer people, binding is a significant – and even euphoria-inducing – process. But one transmasculine artist is starting a conversation where none yet exists.
“Truly dystopian that my first time going to my office will be in order to walk out of it.”
Freddy McConnell, a trans man who gave birth in 2018, hopes to give birth to his second child in Sweden, where trans men can be registered as fathers.