The cis-normative stranglehold on video games has started to weaken with the inclusion of gay, bisexual, intersex and asexual characters in key roles in the medium's biggest franchises. Here's 10 games that are allowing players to experience the diversity of the world as it is.
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More than 200 high-profile women have signed an open letter asking for concrete action to tackle abuse on social media platforms.
The letter - signed by women including former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, ex-US tennis player Billie Jean King and British actresses Thandiwe Newton and Emma Watson - has been published at the UN Generation Equality Forum.
It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the context of the lives of young LGBTQ+ people and the lived experience of children and young people in our care means we can better understand and support them.
The ‘Queerantine study’ by UCL and University of Sussex found that more than two thirds of LGBTQ+ people showed significant symptoms of depression during lockdown.
The massively popular photo-editing app Facetune is driving a generation of young women to extreme and obsessive lengths to look flawless online.
For #IWD2021, GQ Hype teamed up with Refuge to shine a light on the the ongoing domestic abuse crisis in Britain and the importance of #ChooseToChallange.
A competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK writes about the ‘wall of hate’ online, and asks: when will the abuse stop?