News from Gender Free World

Do you doomscroll? Time for a break?

Do you doomscroll? Time for a break?

By Beth Kennedy The world seems to have gone a bit mad. Misinformation and hate appears to be spreading like wildfire on social media. While it may seem the world we live in has become more hateful, perhaps it’s finally time for people to take a break from “feed” social media? When I say “feed social media” I just mean the social channels where you can scroll through a never ending feed à la Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may have heard of the term “doomscrolling” or “doomsurfing” where you can’t help but keep scrolling through your social media...

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Challenging Gender Expectations - Rise of the Drag King

Challenging Gender Expectations - Rise of the Drag King

Unless you've been a hermit for your entire life, the chances are you'll know that drag queens exist and you may have seen a few performances. But how many people can say they've seen a drag king performance?

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About Lesbos and our Sappho Print Shirt.

About Lesbos and our Sappho Print Shirt.

Introducing our 'Sappho' shirt. Sappho was an early sixth / seventh centuries BCE Greek poet from the island of Lesbos (also spelt Lesvos). Much of Sappho's poetry is lost, but here is a little snippet from Ode to Aphrodite where she asks the goddess to ease the pains of her unrequited love for a woman. Come to me now thus, Goddess, and release meFrom distress and pain; and all my distractedHeart would seek, do thou, once again fulfilling,            Still be my ally!" Hmm...relatable in a timeless fashion, no? Lesbians from around the world started visiting Skala Eressos...

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Spring Looks: 7 gorgeous gender fluid trends for this season

Spring Looks: 7 gorgeous gender fluid trends for this season

Technically, spring doesn’t start until the 20th March. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead when it comes to new clothes. Here are some of the hottest spring trends right now and, of course, we recommend these trends for all genders! Pretty in pastels Photo: Insta Glenn Nelsonn Tan Pastels, favoured by Millennials and Gen Z worldwide, have been “in” for some years now. Pastel slim-fit suits in particular are set to be a hit this spring. Some of the biggest hitting shades include baby blue, blush pink and duck egg hues. Glenn Nelsonn Tan, pictured above, performs in a...

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6 non-judgy gender-neutral indie brands you’ll love

6 non-judgy gender-neutral indie brands you’ll love

There are a growing number of indie retailers offering a wide range of gender-neutral clothing. So where you can shop judgement-free, ethically and responsibly when it comes to gender-neutral clothing and are a good place to shop for androgynous clothes which fit female and male bodies.

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10 ways to enjoy your first sober Christmas

10 ways to enjoy your first sober Christmas

Quitting drink is a life changing journey as it is - but what happens when you face special occasions? You may be living and loving the sober life, but even the festive season can potentially bring up the ghosts of Christmas past when it comes to drinking.

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How do you know if someone is queer?

How do you know if someone is queer?

By Beth Kennedy We’re here, we’re queer...but how can we signal this without saying anything? Queer signalling has been around for decades. In the 70s, LGBTQI+ signalled to one another using a handkerchief system. They would put hankies in their back pocket or their waistbands and each colour signalled a specific sexual preference and specific kinks. There were several variations of the hanky code, so if you’d like to find out more about this slice of LGBTQI+ history, take a look at this great article about flagging (TW: lots of very explicit sexual language). Flagging is not so common now,...

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Lockdown 2.0: Practical tips to help keep your mental wellbeing up

Lockdown 2.0: Practical tips to help keep your mental wellbeing up

It can be hard to stay mentally strong during a global pandemic - but it is possible. Sure, positive thinking can help to an extent, but looking after your mental wellbeing is much more than that. It’s important to look at how you can practically look after your mental health through various means. Here are a few practical ideas to help get you started: Don’t engage with hate online This is a big one. More people staying indoors means people are spending more time on social media. While in some instances, this is a wonderful thing as it keeps us...

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