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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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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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This Week in Hastags: Starbucks advert supporting trans charity wins over audiences

Starbucks have recently released their #WhatsYourName advert, recipient of the Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award. The advert depicts a transgender boy, who appears to be uncomfortable, as he’s repeatedly referred to as Jemma; his deadname. This ordeal continues until a Starbucks employee asks, for his name, prompting the tentative response: “it’s James”. We momentarily […]

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Angmoh is not like Ch*nk: on being East Asian Transmasc

Content warning: racial slurs, transphobia Discovery and then into the closet: “am I not a girl?” By Shinwoo Kim I read a lot while at an all girls’ high school. There are some stories that you read and forget, but there are others that resonate with you so strongly you remember every detail, and for […]

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From small town to big city, a journey of identity

The view from my family’s kitchen is of expansive hills, growing steadily into smooth mountains. My walk to school was 10 minutes at most if I kept a leisurely pace. I am from a small town. Each time I take a trip home, I notice more and more how far away things feel here. Empty […]

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Finding acceptance in the Highlands from Scottish Grandmothers

Francis and I have known each other since I was doing my standard grades at school. At the time I was nearly failing English and she, a retired English teacher who knew I was struggling, offered to tutor me for a couple of weeks. After these weeks were over we kept in touch as we […]

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The University of Edinburgh is ignoring institutional transphobia

Content warning: transmisogyny Definitions: Transgender (Trans): An individual who identifies as a different gender as the one they were assigned at birth Cisgender (Cis): An individual who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth Transmisogyny: The intersection between transphobia and misogyny against women; this intersection is the name of oppression towards trans women […]