Stories about: gender

It became apparent why the way women’s sport is participated in and played resonates so deeply with me: it is so critically important.

I follow a very systematic process for creating my work. The story of Camo all begins with the fabric.

Gender Euphoria didn’t just connect us with the audience – it allowed people to connect to their own self.

The first time I discovered period sex, it was impromptu and with someone I loved. I was really aroused by the idea of it.

“Nothing about gender identity is fixed,” Ohlert writes. “Its development is often a fluid process, changing throughout a lifetime.

Weight and masculinity

It made me hate being a boy. Not because I didn’t want to be one, but because the world around me was letting me know I was doing a bad job at trying.

An array of sexual orientations and gender identities exist in traditional Navajo culture, including a third gender known as nádleeh. This non-binary concept of gender existed in many indigenous cultures across the United States.

The countdown is on to the official launch of PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2022 and to Archer’s panel on queer aesthetics and self expression!

My facial hair, body weight, loud voice, or my instinct to fight do not define my gender. I am not just a gender. 

The way I moved my body was the one thing I could control in a world that confused and bewildered me constantly.

Here’s a top 10 list of our editors’ picks for 2021, celebrating some of the incredible articles written by our contributors.

As we celebrate our newly launched DISABILITIES issue, we’re also taking the opportunity to look back on all of the brilliant pieces we’ve published this year. This was my first year as Archer Magazine’s Deputy Online Editor. As a long-time Archer volunteer and hanger-arounder of founder Amy Middleton, I was absolutely thrilled to come aboard. …

Play a high-G note on a piano and take a look around the room; you’ll see who the former emos are almost immediately. My Chemical Romance defined ‘emo’ as we know it. Prior to their astronomic rise in popularity, emo was loosely applied to almost any music that played on commercial radio or sat under …

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 …

Pomosexuality: Finding a term that fits

In early June, I was preparing myself for the rainbow marketing and pink washing that comes with the celebration of Pride Month each year.  During this month, brands and organisations often come up with new logos and various types of rainbow branding. They host talks, plan shows, and make a sudden effort to ensure conversations …

This article contains spoilers for The L Word Generation Q. It is recommended that you watch the show before reading. Welcome to my weekly review of Season 2 of The L Word Generation Q. Each week, I’ll go over the characters’ narrative arcs and pick out sections that suit my agenda. I’m not sorry to say that these …

It’s term four of year seven. Just a few weeks before summer holidays.  Our lunches sit in our up-turned summer hats like pretentious fruit bowls. Our uniform hems grazes our knees, as we sit with perfectly crossed legs.  My friend Victoria, who I’d known basically my whole life, slams down her tuck shop focaccia. She pauses …

This article contains spoilers for The L Word Generation Q. It is recommended that you watch the show before reading. Welcome to my weekly review of Season 2 of The L Word Generation Q. Each week, I’ll go over the characters’ narrative arcs and pick out sections that suit my agenda. I’m not sorry to say that these …

I was deep into Melbourne’s second lockdown, writing an article on COVID’s impact on queer nightlife, when my editor showed me queeringthemap. The interactive tool allows users to geographically map queer memories and landmarks, recording “the cartography of queer life”. Sifting through notes pinned against Melbourne’s most recognisable fixtures was beautiful and haunting; a showcase …

This article contains spoilers for The L Word Generation Q. It is recommended that you watch the show before reading. Welcome to my weekly review of Season 2 of The L Word Generation Q. Each week, I’ll go over the characters’ narrative arcs and pick out sections that suit my agenda. I’m not sorry to say that these …

Content warning: This article discusses substance abuse   This article contains spoilers for The L Word Generation Q. It is recommended that you watch the show before reading. Welcome to my weekly review of Season 2 of The L Word Generation Q. Each week, I’ll go over the characters’ narrative arcs and pick out sections that suit my …

This article contains spoilers for The L Word Generation Q. It is recommended that you watch the show before reading. Welcome to my weekly review of Season 2 of The L Word Generation Q. Each week, I’ll go over the characters’ narrative arcs and pick out sections that suit my agenda. I’m not sorry to say that these …

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