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How Grey’s Anatomy Helps Me Cope with Gender Dysphoria

Writer Jam Bridgett shares their experiences in dealing with gender dysphoria and how watching Grey’s Anatomy helped them explore their need for top surgery, and the aftermath of being cared for and healing. I first saw an episode of Grey’s Anatomy at some point in high school. Then, I watched in disgust as much as […]

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What is Asexuality? Yasmin Benoit Challenges 7 Myths

What is asexuality? For years the definition of asexuality has been misconstrued, leading to incorrect assumptions and damaging stereotypes. Yasmin Benoit is an asexual model, writer and activist trying to bring asexuality and aromanticism into mainstream conversation. As someone who has been openly asexual for the majority of her life, and speaks about asexuality on […]

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10 Books By Trans Authors That Will Change Your Life

Trans authors need to be celebrated. In the current sociopolitical climate, the global public hears a lot about transgender people without hearing anything directly from us. We, the transgender community, are a class of people historically both vilified and ignored; hyper-visible in terms of societal derision and exposure to violence, and yet invisible in mainstream […]

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LGBTQ+ Stories: Being Queer in Nairobi, Kenya

I’ve lived in Nairobi all my life. And right from high school, I always felt like an outcast. Sometimes I hated my femininity especially after I studied in an all-girls’ boarding high school. To them, being queer was always synonymous to disease. I can’t even count the number of times I was summoned by teachers […]

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Subvrt’s Black Owned Businesses Directory

From Black owned clothing brands to Black owned restaurants, we are creating a digital manuscript of Black owned businesses to support. Beyond the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, we are creating a guide that we will continue to build on and that we can all refer to, promote and shop from in the future. Shop […]

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