After two years of waiting, trans people have finally been added to the Memorandum of Understanding on conversion therapy, an issue which Karen Pollock has been following.Read more "The slow sands of time; UK trans population finally protected from conversion therapy"
As part of our January book month Karen Pollock looks at the history of banning controversial books, in order to “protect” children.Read more "Banned books and ships that still sail"
After Boy George’s biphobic twitter comments, Karen Pollock argues that it is time for the LGBTQ+ community to stop defending people based on who they might have been in their personal coming out storyRead more "We need Boy George like a fish needs a bicycle"
In January, The Queerness is opening the pages on its favourite books, with personal views, and reviews.Read more "January: The 2017 Book Club"
Karen Pollock explores how in asking a transphobic academic to comment on support for gender non-conforming children, ‘Metro’ highlights the rotten core of our current media.Read more "Opinion is not expertise: Post-truth media commentary on LGBTQ+ issues"
On World Aids Day Karen Pollock looks at how attitudes to acceptable types of sex still lead to stigma and prejudice towards those with HIV Today is World Aids Day, a day that many of us hoped would have had become unnecessary when we first stared wearing red ribbons to show our support for those […]Read more "What are we afraid of?"
This December the Queerness team are talking about sex, and all the good things, and the bad things, it can be!Read more "Let’s talk about sex"
The digital economies billstells people with “non conventional” sexual desires that they are lesser, Karen Pollock explores why this is an unacceptable step backwards in the treatment of LGBTQ peopleRead more "Pornography is not the demon you are looking for"
Karen Pollock responds to the Daily Mail attack on the charity MermaidsRead more "Mermaids and the Daily Mail"
Each month here at The Queerness, we explore a subject in more depth and invite guest posts. This November we are looking at music. For many queer people, music is an integral part of their life, their coming out, the soundtrack to their first love, how they realised they were queer. Musicians have been a part of […]Read more "November: music month"