Category: Long Read

  • Long Read: Out of Place, Again?

    In this provocative discussion paper, Rob Berkeley argues that a too-simplistic definition of community as ‘place’ or neighbourhood serves to perpetuate exclusion and inequality for minority communities – including Black queer men

  • BlackOut: what’s the big idea?

    Black queer men creating the new; shared spaces for shared futures BlackOut disrupts stubborn patterns of social marginalisation, exclusion, and precarity by creating a beacon media brand, digital platform and collaboration hub that connects Black Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer men to each other and mobilises them in actions to support voice, authentic visibility, resilience, wealth, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, health/wellbeing…

  • Long Read: “Who are these Grace Jones looking chicks?” Black Panther: a review

    Iggy Pop, remarking on his early Michigan days in The Stooges circa 1967,  suggested American bands could not get arrested at home until the so-called British invasion happened. As Iggy put it, The endorsement of indigenous African American music(s) – the Blues, Southern Soul – by the “parent culture,” in the guise of The Beatles…

  • Long read: Four Wo(ke)men

    Long read: Four Wo(ke)men

    Inspired by Nina Simone’s Four Women, I contemplate what it might mean to be a ‘woke’ or ‘woke enough’ black gay man.