My Chemical Romance: On queer emo friendship My Chemical Romance: On queer emo friendship

My Chemical Romance: On queer emo friendship

My Chemical Romance: On queer emo friendship

With his deliberately camp-y performance, love of makeup and dramatic flair, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance became an icon for countless baby queers.

My Chemical Romance: On queer emo friendship

My Chemical Romance: On queer emo friendship

With his deliberately camp-y performance, love of makeup and dramatic flair, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance became an icon for countless baby queers.

Friendzone endzone: Manic pixie dykes under the male gaze Friendzone endzone: Manic pixie dykes under the male gaze

Friendzone endzone: Manic pixie dykes under the male gaze

Friendzone endzone: Manic pixie dykes under the male gaze

It’s taken me a long time to realise that the friendzone isn’t only fuelled by misogyny, but by compulsory heterosexuality.

Friendzone endzone: Manic pixie dykes under the male gaze

Friendzone endzone: Manic pixie dykes under the male gaze

It’s taken me a long time to realise that the friendzone isn’t only fuelled by misogyny, but by compulsory heterosexuality.

Archer Asks: SJ Norman, author of Permafrost Archer Asks: SJ Norman, author of Permafrost

Archer Asks: SJ Norman, author of Permafrost

Archer Asks: SJ Norman, author of Permafrost

SJ Norman is a writer, artist and curator. In this Archer Asks, he speaks with writer and historian Dr Yves Rees about his new book, Permafrost.

Archer Asks: SJ Norman, author of Permafrost

Archer Asks: SJ Norman, author of Permafrost

SJ Norman is a writer, artist and curator. In this Archer Asks, he speaks with writer and historian Dr Yves Rees about his new book, Permafrost.

Archer Magazine issue #16 – the DISABILITIES issue Archer Magazine issue #16 – the DISABILITIES issue

Archer Magazine issue #16 – the DISABILITIES issue

Archer Magazine issue #16 – the DISABILITIES issue

We are excited to announce that the next print issue of Archer Magazine will be out in December – the DISABILITIES issue.

Archer Magazine issue #16 – the DISABILITIES issue

Archer Magazine issue #16 – the DISABILITIES issue

We are excited to announce that the next print issue of Archer Magazine will be out in December – the DISABILITIES issue.

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Content note: This article discusses homophobia and sexual assault of minors.   April 1969 I know I was at the police station for around five hours. The plain-clothed policeman had turned up at our house while my sister and I were doing the dinner dishes, and when he had eventually returned me back home, the …

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Content warning: This article discusses transmisogyny and eating disorders.    “If you can see it, you can be it.” It’s a beautiful phrase, expressing how strong role models can be vital for the confidence and self-esteem of people from diverse backgrounds. We all love seeing people who look like us being strong and successful in …

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