And the Oscar Goes to…Anyone Who Can Say My Name

  There is a clip on Youtube from Jimmy Kimmel Live titled, ‘Mahershala Ali Reveals Real Name.’ Can you believe that Ali’s real name is even longer? Yes, that’s what the entire video is about. Kimmel dissects his name in every way possible for a laugh. And laughs he gets. It should come as no…

LGBT+ Rights in Jordan

How LGBT+ people are persecuted in an Arab country where same-sex relations are legal.  A century ago, British army officer T.E. Lawrence devised an incredible plan. He would lead an army of Arabs across Jordan’s crimson desert to its coastal town. All to charge an attack against the ruling Ottoman Empire. The extraordinary feat made…

Honour Killing in Pakistan

A recent honour killing in Pakistan brings to the fore the issues of human rights in societies involved, and highlights the “honour killing industry.” SATRAH – In eastern Pakistan’s Punjabi village of Satrah, a young couple was killed for marrying without their families’ permission. Sajjad Ahmed, 31, and Muafia Bibi, 17, had barely been married for…

Bisexuality* Progress Through History

Quench are going to be looking at some of the life-changing progress that has been made in the different areas of LGBT+ throughout history. From the new same-sex marriage bill to influential role models – we celebrate just how much has been done for the cause Print version in Quench Magazine: https://issuu.com/mikeocd/docs/141-opt/4 Article online on Quench…