News / gay culture
You can’t blame a girl or trying right? It seems that every company loves to get in on that pink pound this time of year but our greatest allies can be the pop stars we love, we feel like they speak to us through the speakers and make us feel like we’re not alone in the world.
One of the painfully familiar elements in the ongoing fight for trans freedoms is how similar the toxicity is within the anti-trans rhetoric.
Not so long ago were the days when being gay was conflated with being a predator or a child abuser. All the discussion about ‘safe spaces’ basically means there is an air of assumed criminality, simply for being trans.
Toxic fandom is a bizarre concept. We can, of course, understand how people can be displeased with how a TV show progresses or if an artist is taking ages to release a new record, but taking things to the next level and actually abusing people online is a different story altogether.
It wasn’t so long ago that we were reporting on former professional footballer and former star of The Batchelor Colton Underwood, was coming out as a proud gay man. It wasn’t exactly a smooth transition as some people were not only holding a grudge about his previous behaviour with his ex-girlfriend that got him into some hot water but also a bit or resentment that he got a Netflix show out of it.