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Hijra: India’s historical relationship with gender and sexuality

Hijra are a community of people that reside predominantly in South Asia. According to the BBC, the word hijra encompasses transgender people, transsexual people, cross-dressers, eunuchs and transvestites. Essentially, they…

#ENDSMEARFEAR – The Latest Campaign to Destigmatise Smear Tests

Although recent years have shown some of the lowest figures of incidence of cervical cancer in the UK, according to the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme Statistics, only 7 in 10…

‘Open, telling, and extremely raw’: Sound Cistem review

Electronic music blaring, two people take the stage, moving in slow motion, lit by disco lights in primary colours. They introduce themselves, explaining that they are transgender, before breaking out…

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Dressed in a red jumpsuit, red shoes and on a red carpet, Sofie Hagen comes on stage to to entry music she has reused from last year’s show. It is…

‘Goosebump-inducing music’: What Girls Are Made Of review

Written by and starring Cora Bissett, What Girls Are Made Of tells the true story of her tumultuous music career from mid-teens to motherhood. An award-winning musical production, it captures…

‘A much-needed conversation’: Burgerz review

Packed with layers of symbolism which stick with you beyond the performance, Burgerz brilliantly strikes the balance between comedy and drama. Based on the experience of artist Travis Alabanza as…

Personal experience: a lifestyle writer explores the meaning of success

Success, to me, has always been about a state of mind. If anyone ever asked me what I strived for in life, I would always say happiness, because in my…

LGBTQ+ History Month: the events taking place across Edinburgh

This LGBTQ+ History Month is a particularly special one as it marks fifty years since the Stonewall Riots in New York. This was one of the fundamental events that was…