Gender/Sexuality

Radio New Bloom #8: The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ Community in South Korea

For this week's installment of Radio New Bloom, editor Garrett Dee spoke with Na Young about the effects of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community in South Korea. Na Young is one of the co-founders of the SHARE (center for Sexual rigHts And Reproductive justicE) and the Queer Action Against COVID-19 Coalition... Read More

Banqiao High School to Allow Male Students to Wear Skirts After Student Demonstration in May

The New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School announced earlier this month that starting from next year, both male and female students will be allowed greater say in their choice of uniforms. As such, male students will also be allowed to wear skirts as part of their uniforms if they so desire, whereas previously it was only female students that were allowed a choice of whether to wear skirts or pants... Read More

Working the Land with Land Dyke

Weeding the rice paddy at 6 AM. Eating at a vegan cafe that showcases local art. And now, sitting in their bookstore that functions as a community space for queer student organizers. Throughout my days with Land Dyke, we moved between worlds that I once subconsciously viewed as separate, the result of a lifetime of being taught to view Taiwan one-dimensionally. Positioned at a complex intersection, Land Dyke embodies wholeness... Read More