I Headlined the First 'Eastenders' Pride Parade Episode
Appearing on a Pride-themed soap ep isn't the most radical, progressive step out there, but it meant everything to my mum.
2 days ago
Manchester's Drag Scene Is Lively as Hell
There's no way that queer venues can survive without heterosexual patronage, but does that mean that the LGBTQ scene loses something as a result?
Ben Charlie Smoke
5 days ago
Gay Clubs Need to Address Their Groping Problem
Of the 20 gay bars and clubs VICE contacted, only one replied to outline its policy around groping and unwanted touching.
5 days ago
The Bittersweet Experience of Being a Queer Fan of Rom Coms
Romantic comedies have historically zeroed in on heterosexual dynamics and stereotypes. So why do I love them so much?
The Exhausting Work of LGBTQ Code-Switching
Queer, trans, and non-binary people have to do the extra work of changing how they speak, act and express themselves in everyday spaces.
The Trans Character in the 'Rocko's Modern Life' Reboot Is a Huge Step Forward
Netflix's film reboot of the Nickelodeon show is sending a signal to the rest of the industry about what modern life should really look like.
12 Reasons It Should Be Illegal for Doctors Not to Treat Trans People
"I could be denied critical, necessary, and immediate medical care that could leave me permanently injured or even dead."
The DM That Changed My Life
The DM That Changed My Life: When a Guy Replied to My Nude with a Cry-Laugh Emoji
Reclined on my bed, I resembled, both in posture and atmosphere, the iconic life drawing scene in 'Titanic.'
sex and relationships
A Definitive Guide to Getting Into Strap-Ons
Here's everything to consider, whether you're a young queer looking for new ways to have sex or just interested in pegging your bf.
Transgender Women Explain What It's Like When They Don't 'Look Trans'
When women don't visibly scan as transgender, it can feel affirming, dangerous, and totally unremarkable, all at once.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
Straight Men Recall the First Time They Were Attracted to a Trans Woman
Tons of men are into trans girls, they just don't admit it.
Queer Clergy Tell Us What It's Like to Be Gay and a Christian Leader
"It's been difficult for many to accept that a gay person could become a high-ranking minister."