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Tchaikovsky in Love: The Battle over the Composer’s Romantic Life

Originally submitted 8th February 2022 “I should like by my marriage to shut the mouths of various contemptible creatures whose opinion I do not value in the least but who can cause pain to people close to me”. Tchaikovsky With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it seems apposite to talk about one of the most famous […]

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Modern-day censorship: A new ending to Fight Club in China

The cult classic Fight Club has just undergone a surprising change, to the chagrin of many viewers: a drastically altered new ending, which was recently uploaded by Chinese streaming site Tencent Video. The original ending in David Fincher’s film sees the Narrator kill off his alter-ego, Tyler Durden, who transpires to be a psychological projection, […]

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‘Big plans for Edinburgh’ say new Liberation Officers

On 12 March the results of the Students’ Association elections were announced. Although usually taking place in the Teviot Debating Hall, this year the results ceremony was held on Microsoft Teams due to coronavirus restrictions. Among the plethora of positions up for election were the five Liberation Officer roles, which represent marginalised communities on campus, […]

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Who are your LGBT and Trans/Nonbinary Students’ Officers candidates?

This year’s student elections have kicked off and many have been wondering who to vote for. Often, most of the attention is given to the EUSA President and VP races; however, equally important are the Liberation Officers who will be in charge of looking after the wellbeing of our more vulnerable student populations. In this […]

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Riots, rights and resplendence: a look at LGBTQ+ around the world

Studying in Scotland, it is tempting and somewhat natural to believe that acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community is universally on the rise; that soon we’ll live in a world where it won’t matter whose hand you hold as you walk down the street. And whilst many nations have taken great strides towards equality, we still […]

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In conversation with PrideSoc’s Jaime Prada

Jaime Prada, referring to the beige-brown second-hand polo shirt they are wearing, says, “This is someone’s granddad’s shirt. You haven’t seen me in person but everything I buy, I always have to size down because nothing ever fits me.” They shift the camera to reveal a sewing machine and then shows me the rest of […]

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You have the right to speak but not to be heard

Content warning: transphobia. “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” – @jk_rowling, 6 June 2020 Was JK Rowling’s tweet about people who menstruate transphobic? Probably. There are lots of people smarter than me who have responded to it and I suggest […]

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Homelessness in the LGBT community: are councils doing enough?

Councils in England have been turning away LGBT people who are homeless, asking them to show proof of their living situation. The Albert Kennedy Trust, an LGBT youth homeless charity, estimates that LGBT young people under the age of 25 comprise up to 24% of the youth homeless population, of which 69% have experienced violence, […]