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Editorial

Hacking Hate: Building Collective Narratives of Resistance and Movements

Posted Fri 17 Jun 2022 - 07:12 | 1,629 views

The internet is a space for dissent and democracy but there is no doubt that it has also given space and amplified religion-based hate speech against communities and people. In this editorial Dhyta explores what is hate and what is hate speech, the failure and profit for the state and technology corporations to not address hate speech or to hold anybody accountable, and finally what are the...

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We Rise, We Heal, We Resist

Posted Tue 22 Mar 2022 - 17:20 | 1,584 views

Indonesia has celebrated gender diversity even before the country's independence. This is indicated by the existence of five genders in the Bugis (South Sulawesi) tradition, namely: Makunrai (female), Oroane (Male), Calabai (Male with women soul), Calalai (Female with man soul) and Bissu. During the Old Order in Indonesia, some of these groups were targeted, and in the contemporary, there are...

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Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations

Posted Tue 1 Dec 2020 - 11:24 | 3,920 views

In this article, Nyx McLean calls for a diverse representation of LGBTIAQ+ people and issues in the conversations around the internet, and for the adoption of an intersectional approach to organising the IGF.

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Hello? How Can I Help You Today? : Mental Health concerns for LGBTQIA+ people during Covid-19

Posted Thu 27 Aug 2020 - 11:48 | 7,888 views

LGBTQIA+ people are often already isolated, invisibilised in their families and sometimes also facing abuse. In this article, mental health professionals speak about the vulnerability of these groups and people during the lockdown and how fragile links of community and support are still being built.

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COVID-19 is Leaving Women and LGBTQIA+ People in the USA Vulnerable to Online Surveillance

Posted Wed 5 Aug 2020 - 13:41 | 3,146 views

Essential workers and service workers in the United States of America, especially those who belong to LGBTQIA+ community, are increasingly more vulnerable at the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are at risk of losing employment benefits, and are subject to discrimination and surveillance at their workplace.

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In depth

Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 11:29 | 5,518 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

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“Our Constitution is Strong”: Straight Digital Discourse and Disremembered Queer Accounts

Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 - 08:46 | 5,404 views

What does it mean to rise to the surface of people's attention briefly because of violence done to your body, harassment, dispossession and precarity, only to be replaced the next day by the next trending hashtag? This article explores the limits of straight discourse online and the convenient elision of queer accounts and issues.

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Turning from Tumblr: Where is sex positivity on the internet going?

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2019 - 09:45 | 11,208 views

The Tumblr porn ban reveals how laws in one country against sex trafficking can be used to police content online, and especially has an impact on queer, trans and other sexuality related content. Here Tiffany Mugo talks about what that does to the discourse around sex positivity online.

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For Queer People in Pakistan, Pride Flags On Social Media May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Posted Tue 23 Aug 2022 - 07:40 | 1,607 views

As the world celebrates Pride month every June, in Pakistan, this celebration brings hate and violence to the community. The writer explores how seemingly innocuous expression of queerness and support for the community has opened doors of violence on individuals on the intern

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These are just some of the ways women and LGBTQ+ people make the internet healthier

Posted Thu 23 Sep 2021 - 14:17 | 1,809 views

What can be done to make the internet healthier? Some of the most compelling answers arise in the very communities that experience the worst online violence plaguing the internet.