• Advocating For LGBTQ+ Rights in Qatar: We Need to Change the Narrative

    Lorenzo Capito With millions expected to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatari authorities have ramped up efforts to prepare for the global sporting event. However, recent reports have shown many arrests of Qatar’s LGBTQ+ nationals, with the most recent being just weeks before the sporting event is set...
  • In Defence of Kit Connor: The Danger of Misunderstanding Queerbaiting

    Ed Farley On Halloween, Heartstopper breakout star Kit Connor took to Twitter to come out as bisexual. In the tweet, he blames his fans for forcing him to come out, before he was necessarily ready. In this article, Ed Farley rejects the accusation that Kit Connor was queerbaiting and...
  • Closet Politics: The Ethics Of Queerbaiting

    On the 31st of October 2022, actor Kit Connor tweeted: “I’m bi. congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. i think some of you missed the point of the show.” Caitlin Kelly examines what happened, and what could bring someone to release a statement like this....
  • Why LGBTQ+ Characters Should Be Included in Children’s TV

    After 18 years of production and years of petitions calling for a change to the heteronormative family narrative of the children's show Peppa Pig, its creators have finally introduced a same-sex couple. Many people have celebrated this as a landmark moment in the pursuit of LGBTQ+ education for children,...
  • Nottingham Pride Festival 2022

    On Saturday 30th July 2022 Nottingham celebrated its pride festival. The theme of the event this year was ‘We See You’ with live performances, market stalls and a march through Nottingham city centre. Impact’s Campus News Editor Laura Scaife reports. ...
  • “Helps To Undo Years And Years Of Heteronormative Stereotypes” – TV Review: Heartstopper

    Heartstopper is a brand new 8-episode show streaming on Netflix, following the successful graphic novels of the same name by Alice Oseman. I am thrilled to be reviewing it for Impact -it is a story that has meant so much to me for so long....
  • Spotlight On…Betty White

    Betty White, in her long and illustrious life, was many things - she was a young actress, the ‘First Lady of Game Shows’, a Golden Girl, and an iconic LGBTQ+ ally. She inspired millions, fought discrimination, had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and became the fourth...