LGBTQ

Coming Out (Again)

I first came out as asexual at a party to the same person I first came out as bisexual to. I’d known them for years and, as they did when we were 15, they said all the right things. They thanked me for telling them, and said they’d support me …

The + in LGBTQ+: An Interview with Yasmin Benoit, Asexual Activist and Model

“I may not be in the first four letters, but I do not relate to the heterosexual experience in the slightest.” Yasmin Benoit, asexual activist and model, speaks from the ‘The + in LGBTQ+’ panel at Student Pride 2019. Discussing frequently side-lined identities such as asexuality, intersex and non-binary, the …

Pride is a Protest, Not a Music Festival

I took a local approach to Pride 2018. I couldn’t afford tickets to some of the larger Prides in bigger cities, nor the train fares and hotel stays that I’d need alongside them. Instead, I hopped on my usual bus and headed into town for my local Pride event. I …

Why Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Is So Powerful

When I tell people the best comedy show I have ever watched made me cry – no, sob – for over an hour, I am met with confusion. Nanette was the show which was supposed to end Hannah Gadsby’s career in comedy. Instead, it has become a seminal piece of …

Bisexual Identities, Erasure and Representation: An Interview with Nichi Hodgson

At Student Pride 2018, The Nopebook had the pleasure of sitting down with Nichi Hodgson, journalist, sex educator, ex-dominatrix and one of the panellists for the event’s bisexuality discussion on bi representation, erasure and allyship. As a public figure and openly bisexual woman, Nichi offers her insight into bisexual representation, erasure …