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Would you refer a trans girl like me?

My name isn’t Maria, but I will be Maria for this article. I am a trans girl that was born several years ago in a poor neighbourhood in Brazil. My mum was too young when she gave birth to me, so my grandparents and my uncle were the ones to mostly raised me. I have […]

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QuestionMarks

Questionmark on how we spend Quarantine

We asked you how you spend your quarantine. Here are your answers, with your stories, tips, feelings and more.

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Opinions

Make love to a fat fem Asian and 9 more tips for a better LGBTQ+ community.

In the previous QuestionMark, I received many suggestions on how to make our community better. I felt though that these were not very actionable. This is why I came up with 10 ways that almost everyone can put them on their list for 2020. 1. Come out. To your family, friends, work and family minors. […]

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QuestionMarks

Creating a better LGBTQ+ community #1

All your answers from the recent survey are included below in the format: “Answer”- author Putting our money where our mouth is Giving money to LGBT causes can be of the highest importance for our community. I believe we can all understand how funding NGOs that protect our members and allies, provide shelter, professional support […]

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QuestionMarks

A library of LGBTQ history links (ever-expanding)

Reading The History of LGBT rights The American Gay Rights Movement Respect Your Trans Elders: Two Justice Warriors Who Paved the Way for Today’s Trans Movement Unbreakable Rainbow in Warsaw Instagram Irish Queer Archive LGBT History Video & Movies Queer UK 1900-1990 Pink Triangles Stonewall Riots Explained Beaten, Robbed & Left to Die (1982) The […]

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Your coming out stories #2

I was 19. “A Tuesday afternoon in October. I was on the way to college. I still remember the sweat beating down my back as I stood outside the black iron gates of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. My mum would ring me and simply as the question “are you gay?” It was as easy as […]

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Stories

Your coming out stories #1

“I knew for sure that I was gay at 13, after binge-watching Queer as Folk (both the UK and US versions). In 2nd Year Art, I told three close girlfriends and they were completely supportive. One of them was that stereotypical straight white girl and asked me the MOST awkward and inappropriate questions. Although they […]

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Surveys

[Participate in our survey] What are your best and worst dating app stories?

Share with us your best and worst stories from Grindr, Tinder, Scruff, Hornet etc. Anonymously or not.

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Stories

Threatened To Be Outed At The Age Of 15

We don’t need to know why people are not ready to come out. We have to be able to let them be. The setting I was 15 years of age. To an outsider, I was living a boring life in a dull village in northern Greece. On the inside, I was living a life in […]

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Holidays in Anti-LGBT destinations?

54% of you said no. Reading all your thoughts I kept coming across the following keywords.NOs: safety, money, no support, unwelcome.YESes: educate, support, solidarity. Some of us were made brave to explore the seas and the stars, to take risks and challenge the world. Some of us were made cautious to make plans, ensure we survive […]

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QuestionMarks

Are we being exploited?

A community, a movement, and the games of profit. Exploitto make use of meanly or unfairly for one’s own advantagee.g. exploiting migrant farm workersSource Who is trying to exploit the LGBT community? 34 of you replied: Some of your opinions Is the exploitation of the LGBTQ+ community a thing? Are there perpetrators that try to take advantage […]

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Opinions

Can the Pope be an LGBTQ+ ally?

Will we ever parade on Pride along a bunch of priests? Pope Francis is attracting a great deal of pink publicity. Most of the articles I read, some of them from LGBTQ+ publications, paint a rather pink profile for the Pope. To many, he seems to be an LGBTQ+ ally; progressive and groundbreaking. An impression I […]