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Workplace and University: The Transgender Experience

What is it like being a transgender person in the labour market and in academia nowadays? How do people perceive transgender people? Are they discriminated or are they accepted and supported by the people who surround them? Trans people can face stigma and hostility at their workplace. Indeed, people have… Read More »Workplace and University: The Transgender Experience

What does it mean to be Queer?

“Queer”. If you translate it on Google, you will get a bunch of different meanings: odd, spooky, freaky, creepy, strange, unusual, eccentric, unorthodox, unconventional, OUT OF THE ORDINARY and other 20 synonyms. This word was originally used to insult gay people, the first recorded written example of its use as… Read More »What does it mean to be Queer?

Demisexuals: the pride and the prejudices

Someone may assume that nothing could make bigots happier than someone who preselve themselves until the right  person and the right moment come, but that is not the case, and demisexuals know it too well. But let’s take a step back: what is demisexuality?   Demisexuality is a sexual orientation… Read More »Demisexuals: the pride and the prejudices

Over the Rainbow… with the Friends of Dorothy: Garland’s iconic status in the Queer world

I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it. – Judy Garland. Saying that Judy Garland is an important figure in the LGBTQIA+ world would be just an understatement… Read More »Over the Rainbow… with the Friends of Dorothy: Garland’s iconic status in the Queer world

How to react to a coming out

Coming out of the closet, mostly known as coming out, is the conscious decision of a member of the LGBTQIA+ community to “reveal” their gender identity or sexual orientation to their family, friends, or the general public. It happens when someone willingly shares a part of their identity with someone… Read More »How to react to a coming out

The queerest Parliament in the world: New Zealand

New Zealand has elected the queerest Parliament in the world since the last elections in October 2020. How has New Zealand got to the point to reach this result? What’s the history behind such a progressive achievement, not only for the country itself but also for the ones witnessing such… Read More »The queerest Parliament in the world: New Zealand

The Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) takes place every year on 20 November all around the world. It was first established to honor trans people murdered in transphobia-motivated crimes, and is now the highlight of Transgender Awareness Week. Trans people and their allies come together for candlelight vigils, tributes to… Read More »The Transgender Day of Remembrance

My Gayversations

READER DISCRETION ADVISED. CONTAINS OFFENSIVE USAGE. It’s been a while since I wrote anything for TGO. I’d like to say that my duties as Co-Editor in Chief has been keeping me busy, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The real reason why I refrained from writing anything was… Read More »My Gayversations

QUEER is here and we will survive

Queer was born out of rage. My rage. When I was growing up, I remember being always extremely angry. I felt uncomfortable doing anything other teenagers were doing. I felt out of place. I remember the crying. And, trust me, there were tons of it. I recall the bullying. And,… Read More »QUEER is here and we will survive