📸 facedbykareem If Pride is a moment to celebrate individuality, express the way you want to be seen and appreciate what makes everyone different, it makes sense that makeup is involved. Makeup is an intoxicating way to experiment and make a statement, and in honour of Pride, it's likely to get louder, prouder and positively blinding this month.
📸 danistjames "The beginning of 2020 was particularly challenging for the trans* community in the UK. After feeling like we were receiving blow after blow, my friend and I created 'Not a Phase'. We wanted to do more to help the community by combining an outreach programme to help bridge the gap between trans* and gender-nonconforming people and the mainstream workforce, with a really strong focus on unifying and developing the community."
Activist and model Yasmin Benoit dispels the myths around asexuality, 'the invisible orientation'. "The conversation around sexuality and the spectrum of gender identity has expanded greatly in recent years. We're finally beginning to explore all of the details, nuances and diversity of the topic, and acknowledging communities that have too long been shunned by society. But there's one community – my community – that has been left out of this step toward inclusivity."
First off, bisexuality is not binary. Bi+ people are not all cis. Bi+ people are not all white. They are not split 50/50 down the middle with their attraction to men and women. Bisexuals are not all hyper-sexual. Bisexual advocate Robyn Ochs' put it well: “The potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”
There’s a regiment of beauty brands truly putting their money where their mouth is to aid the LGBTQ+ community in the ongoing fight for acceptance and equal rights – providing funding for legal aid, support lines and safe spaces to those who need it. Like Pride itself, these are the loud, proud, celebratory and inclusive brands we can really get behind.
Terminology and naming are essential to marginalised communities, and many have their own language to communicate who they are and the societal struggles they face. For LGBTQ+ allies, committing these terms to memory is a crucial part of furthering our allyship and learning about the community.
For those who are looking to further their authentic allyship through education this LGBT History Month 2021, we've rounded up a list of LGBTQ+ books, podcasts, TV shows and documentaries about the queer community, sexuality, and the ongoing battle against homophobic and transphobic aggression.
*This article contains spoilers for season 2 of Sex EducationIf, like us, you've spent the entire weekend binge-watching the brand new series of Sex Education, you'll also be living vicariously through Maeve Wiley, and still *totally* annoyed that after 16 whole episodes, her and Otis still aren't an item. (Thanks a lot, Isaac)Not only that, but you will also by now be familiar with the issues addressed in the show - some of which, you've probably never even considered before - including pan
Christopher Inglefield from The London Transgender Clinic has worked with transgender patients for 15 years. As a highly experienced Specialist Transgender Surgeon, Mr Inglefield has developed areas of specialist interest including Gender Confirmation Surgery, Body and Facial Feminisation Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hair Line Lowering, Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Nose Job, Fat Grafting and Body Shaping.
Let’s face it, navigating online dating is a whole 'nother ballgame these days, and there are a bunch of different options and boastings on offer from the best dating apps. Swiping on Tinder? Pinging a message on Bumble? Formulating a crackin' profile on Hinge? It's an absolute minefield out there. The latest survey on UK online dating from Comscore reveals that over 7.6 million of us visited a dating app or site in June 2019... that's a whole 1 in 6 of internet users over the age of 18.
Model, self-love advocate and activist Khrystyana is celebrating the trans women community with an ethereal set of photographic portraits. And we're in love with them. Her recent project is inspired by The REAL Catwalk, an everybody-welcome body positivity catwalk that takes place each year in Times Square, New York. Khrystyana founded the event, during which people of all body types, ethnicities, genders and more are invited to celebrate themselves and each other by participating in an underwea
Did you race through season three of Queer Eye and then panic it was all over too quickly? Well, fear not because it’s only gone and been renewed for a fourth season *screams*. And the best part? We only have a few weeks to wait!Antoni, Tan, Karamo, Bobby and Jonathan will relocate from Kansas City to Philadelphia for another eight episode of show-stopping makeovers and emotional lifestyle overhauls that are guaranteed to have the waterworks rolling.
Fifty years ago, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, and as we celebrate #Pride, it’s important to remember that trans women of colour including Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy were at the forefront of the movement 🏳️🌈 Amanda Picotte has put together this incredible photo series celebrating trans women, as part of the Real Catwalk Project, dedicated to saying f*ck you to conventional beauty standards, and we can't get e
It's reaching the end of #PrideMonth and by now you've exhausted every version of a rainbow eye YouTube tutorials can give you - but fear not! Because @makeupisart_x has come up with this super arty dot work look that's guaranteed to get heads turning 🏳️🌈🙌 GET THE LOOK: Using Clear Gloss and Clear Eyebrow Gel both by @maccosmeticsUK 📸 How are you celebrating #pride? 🌈