A photo of Bappie Kortram wearing the Spareparts Joque harness

Spareparts Joque review; a pricey harness but worth it

We all know this scenario, you are down to clown and the mood is set. You pull out your well curated collection of toys like a wine connoisseur of orgasms. You click that bad boy into your harness, ready to ruin this lovely person who is ready to be jack hammered into the afterlife. But alas you are fat and the harness isn’t big enough, even worse the fabric cuts into your skin like paper cuts and the jackhammering has ended with a weird plop as the toy has abandoned all hope and unceremoniously falls out of the o-ring of your harness. No worries though, the days of horny fat suffering have come to an end.
Edmonton Pride Parade 2011 where the "gays for gaza" spirit was alive as queers march holding signs opposing Israeli apartheid in Palestine, photo by Kurt Bauschardt, Wikimedia Commons

Why the ‘Gays for Gaza’ position makes perfect sense

With the Israeli government’s ethnic cleansing in Gaza and the West Bank approaching a third month, and with the war crimes growing ever more flagrant, frequent and egregious, it is perhaps expected that the propaganda war would also begin to intensify. Bad faith arguments abound, nakedly dishonest justifications are wheeled out without anything even approaching the commensurate degree of shame, and attacks on those expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people are stepped up by those running interference for these atrocities.
An image from Sapporo rainbow pride in 2019, the same year Law 111 was last upheld in Japan. The Image shows hundreds of people walking below rainbow balloons. Credit: Miki Yoshihito via Wikimedia Commons

Law 111: Japan’s trans sterilisation now unconstitutional, Supreme Court rules

In order to change their gender marker Japanese people have had to submit to trans sterilisation via Law 111. However a recent Supreme Court ruling has found this to be unconstitutional, covering this momentous change for Japanese trans people, Mako Nakajima writes;
A protestor holds up a sign reading "Stop killing my trans siblings" at protests in London following the UK's decision to block Scottish democracy and the passing of their GRA bill. I feel the sentiment applies to NHS England's proposal to ban puberty blockers - Credit to Alisdare Hickson via Wikimedia

NHS England’s proposal to ban puberty blockers for trans youth

NHS England (NHSE) is holding a public consultation on a proposal to ban puberty blockers for transgender children. The consultation is open until November 1st. This article will explain the proposal in some detail with the aim of providing guidance for respondents. It will also explain the general context of NHSE’s treatment of trans patients so allies and activists who are not up to speed on the situation in the UK can understand what is happening and what must be done.
Cover art for The Undying Author Book One by Tomara Garrod and illustrated by Sam Petherbridge. The illustrations include a London double decker bus, a hand-drawn cart stacked with hay, a shop front with a large anchor outside of it and a tree, all in a grey sketch pencil style. The title sits on top of a large grave stone shape in the center of the cover.

The Undying Author Book 1: an interview with Tomara Garrod

Historian and author Tomara Garrod’s first book, The Undying Author, is a novella about a Harry Potter fan journeying to confront JK Rowling, in the aftermath of Rowling’s infamous June 2020 essay setting out her transphobic views. Vic Parsons writes;
Press photo of Kemi Badenoch,, who likened trans people to a disease and is a candidate in the tory leadership race and who knew of LGB Alliance's anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them

Document reveals Government were aware of LGB Alliance’s anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them

A document from 2020 obtained by Trans Writes reveals that the Government Equalities Offices were completely aware of LGB Alliance's anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them. Jess O'Thomson writes;
Bi visibility day: a group of people carry a large banner painted in the bisexual flag colours that reads "Love knows no gender" and a large bisexual flag themed balloon wall floats above them at a parade in Stuttgart 2016. Credit Ecelan, Wikimedia Commons

Bi Visibility Day 2023 and why it’s important to me as a non-binary trans...

In 1990 ‘Bisexual Pride Day’ was declared on 23rd June at the first ‘National Bisexual Conference’ in San Francisco, US, with the Mayor "commending the bisexual rights community for its leadership in the cause of social justice.” 9 years later, the beginnings of Bi Visibility Day start to take shape.
Goodbye Volcano High: Fang and their friend look up towards the sky

Goodbye Volcano High; trans teens at the end of the world

It’s not often that I experience a piece of art that feels as tailored to my own lived experiences as Goodbye Volcano High, a game about dinosaur teens trying to chase their dreams and been seen for who they are, as they endure the slow burn trauma of living through the possible incoming extinction of their species. 
A screenshot from Billie Bust Up showing main character Billie, who is a billie-goat like humanoid and their tiny fox companion. Billie is reaching out towards a large amber orb.

Billie Bust Up’s queer music rhythm combat is stuck in my head!

"At its core, Billie Bust Up seems to be a fairly simple 3D mascot platformer. Levels involve jumping across platforms, collecting collectables, and navigating throughout environments. It is however when you reach one of the game’s boss fights that the game’s strengths really start to shine through." Laura Kate Dale writes;
A screenshot from Mars Vice showing a red sports car on an empty road facing towards a distant city clouded in a purple haze and underneath a yellow sky.

Mars Vice is the Gay, Trans, Furry, Anti-cop Space Adventure game I Can’t Wait...

Described by project lead Ruairí as an “Anti buddy cop” adventure, the narrative heavy game follows Anaya and Dax through the world of Mars Vice where bodies are available, to those who can afford them...