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LGBT+ Lifestyle

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal. The difficulty of this is, however, increased for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This claim might raise an eyebrow or two: surely […]

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News

African and Caribbean society event hijacked by racist and homophobic abusers

CW: Homophobia and racism An event hosted on Zoom by the University of Edinburgh’s African and Caribbean society in partnership with Edinburgh Global, celebrating black and LGBT culture, was infiltrated by attackers shouting racist and homophobic slurs on Sunday evening.  The event, entitled “Pro-Black and Anti-Gay?” was timed to coincide with Caribbean week and LGBTQ […]

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Alex Morse’s defeat in Massachusetts was disappointing but not devastating

It takes an incredible amount of courage to challenge an incumbent House representative, especially if the person in question is one of the most powerful Democrats in the country. That person happens to be Richard Neal, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee in the US. This is the task […]

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Sport

Israel Folau may not be a monster, but he is certainly no martyr

Israel Folau’s Instagram biography is succinct, and tells you a great deal about the man behind the account: ‘Living for Jesus Christ.’ The majority of his posts follow a similarly evangelical theme, expressing a strong faith that he shares with millions around the world. Not everybody carries the same set of beliefs, but there should […]

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Homophobia is undermining queer representation on our screens

Content warning: homophobia In recent years, with critically-acclaimed box-office successes such as Blue is the Warmest Colour and The Favourite receiving wide recognition, it is clear that household titles are beginning to move away from the straight male narratives that have dominated our screens for so long onto a pathway of progression towards the representation […]

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Sport

Root’s response to homophobic sledging was exemplary

During the Third Test of the recent series against the West Indies, England cricket captain Joe Root was asked by an opposition bowler, Shannon Gabriel, if he “liked boys” in a derogatory manner. Root was subsequently picked up by the umpire’s microphone telling Gabriel: “don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being […]

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Sport

Education pivotal to addressing homophobia in football

Content warning: Homophobia, Suicide ‘It would be impossible for a gay Premier League player to come out’. Those were the condemning words from the new chairman of the Football Association, Greg Clarke. Clarke was confronted with questions from the Culture, Media and Sport select committee of MPs in the House of Commons relating to the […]

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Editorial

Edinburgh, we have a problem.

When we wrote our editorial last week pleading with EUSA candidates to avoid negative campaigning, we did so believing that they would be the ones likeliest to engage in this toxic, mean-spirited, and patently wrong practice. We now realise that we were badly mistaken. We should have also included a plea to the student body […]