Coming out can be terrifying, even if you’re certain your loved ones will accept you. There’s no one way to do it and every time you do it (trust me, you’ll have to do it a lot) it will be different. But there are some ways you can make the experience easier for yourself. … Continue reading How to Come Out
Advice Whether you’re queer or decidedly un-queer, the amount of terms used to describe different aspects of the community can be confusing. ‘The word’s gone mad,’ I hear you say. ‘LGBTQ? More like LGBTQASDFGHJKLZ!’ There are, I will admit, a lot of words. But the English language has around seventy words for penis (see: willy,… Continue reading Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Advice IT’S SUMMER and that means it’s time for a pride parade! Pride can be the best time to express yourself with friends or family and, in England at least, it’s often treated as a party. It is also, at its heart, a protest, a yearly act of defiance, demonstrating the power of the queer… Continue reading Show Your Pride
Here’s a list of numbers and sites you can use if you need help or if you just need someone to talk to. If you’re in urgent need of help or you’re in immediate danger, call the police straight away. If anyone knows of any other helplines, please let us know. UK: Childline-Counselling… Continue reading Need Help?
Advice ‘But you don’t look gay.’ Ah, how many times I’ve heard these words. As a femme lesbian with shoulder length hair who often partakes in a smudge of lipstick, I’ve been told countless times that I really should look gayer. I’m confusing. How are people supposed to quickly and accurately categorise me if I… Continue reading Glow Up!
Advice You’ve seen a girl. She’s cute, she’s funny, she listens to exactly the same kind of music as you and when she looks at you it’s as if you’ve been living without the sun until now. Trouble is, you can’t quite figure out if she’s…you know…gay. Unless this is the start of some sort… Continue reading Wish You Were Queer