As one side of the Atlantic celebrates Black History Month, the other celebrates LGBT History Month. Later in the year we’ll swap. Here Wail Qasim reminds us of the links we’re forgetting.
As anti-immigrant racism and Islamophobia intensify across most of the Western world, Shon Faye looks at the growing prominence of the gay far-right.
The difference between LGBT+ and queer has something to do with ‘normativity’, right? Mimi Marinucci explains in five paragraphs.
Holly Lewis dismisses a soft solidarity of universal, pluralistic openness in favour of something more powerful.
Does deconstructing the gender system rock the foundations of nation and state? What might deheterosexualising the state look like?
What do we mean when we talk about the “LGBTQ community”? Are we really describing a subculture? In this extract from his book Sex, Needs and Queer Culture, David Alderson questions the language we use to describe minority groups.
Mimi Marinucci looks at ‘straight allies’ of the LGBT+ community and argues that the concept reinforces straight privilege.
Richard Amory’s Song of the Loon (1966) is perhaps the earliest successful gay pulp novel. Here, Reading From Behind author Jonathan A. Allan unpacks why it’s an uncomfortable read.
Queerness has been associated with modernity in most twentieth-century debates on gender and sexuality. Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba looks at some queer modern myths, in the context of translating the queer into Latin American culture.