You saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia? | Chris

The photo of me and my date went viral after our attack but only as were white, feminine and cisgender. Sympathy and action must be for all On 7 June, characters from distant chapters of my life decided that my sudden trajectory into the headlines was an opportune time to reintroduce themselves, sending a torrent of misguided good vibes alongside the picture, asking had I seen it. Had I seen it? Had I seen it? Of course I had, as soon as it was taken. I was weeping bitterly, head ringing in pain as I sat next to my lovely date, Dr Melania Geymonat, who was calmer than I but Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Transgender Legal Defense and Education …

What my queer journey taught me about love

After a painful split, Amelia Abraham set off around the world, meeting sex workers, trans activists and a nonbinary family to see how LGBTQ+ culture has changed the way we can live together On an easyJet flight in November 2016, I wondered whether it was possible to die of heartbreak. It felt like I was cracking down the middle, a gorge opening up. Id met my girlfriend on Tinder and instantly fallen in love. She was in the UK for a holiday from the small Icelandic town where she lived, so we embarked on a long distance relationship, until we decided we should be together properly. I dropped everything. I quit my job, moved out of my flat and moved …

‘One of us knew roughly what to do’ six celebrities on losing their virginity

From a teenage threesome to sleeping with the school rugby captain, comedians, writers and presenters remember their first times Sindhu Vee Comedian I lost my virginity late, in my early 20s. I was born and raised in India, which was very conservative, and I wasnt going to do anything that my mother would kill me for. But maybe the bigger reason was that no boys liked me. By Indian standards I wasnt attractive at all: I was too tall, dark skinned and very academic a monster geek. Sindhu Vee: My entire aim on getting to university was to meet a boy and have sex. When I got a scholarship to study at Oxford University, aged 21, my entire aim was …