From LGBT+

Notes on the Body // My Transition Journey

by Zelda Wait. Zelda is a trans woman writing about the experience of her transition. Photography by Mikail Duran. My body is an open forum for discussion. This has been true since the day I came out as trans, before I began to medically transition to today. My experiences in life are all subdued when…

I’m Here! I’m Queer! I Promise!

By contributor Taylor Wear. Photography by Toa Heftiba. Full disclosure: I am unabashedly feminine. I love face masks and false lashes and bright, audacious lipstick and ridiculous hoop earrings. And in spite of our current state of affairs, I adore men. Which is convenient, because if someone asked you to guess my sexuality off appearance…

Yas Hunty // Unpacking Gay Culture with Tom & Alex

Friends of Boshemia and partners Tom Holmes and Alex Nolan unpack the toxic, tragic, fabulous and fierce aspects of gay pop culture. Tom: I don’t like Madonna. Sure, the odd song, such as ‘Vogue’ and ‘Beautiful Stranger’ takes my fancy, but I certainly don’t “stan” her as a great deal of gay men do. While I…

How ICE is Abusing Trans Asylum Seekers

Reporting by Erin Ammon. Photography by Mitch Lensink. In recent weeks, Americans have been following the news with horror as the United States Government willingly separates children from their families, in an effort to send a message to people who are attempting to flee to safety that they are not welcome here. This latest initiative passed…

On Being Proud // remembering Pulse nightclub, two years later

This piece originally appeared in Boshemia Magazine: Issue 01 in June 2017. Friend of Boshemia and writer Alex Nolan wrote a response to the Pulse nightclub massacre. We share his words again the week of the two year anniversary of the tragedy. Photography by Matias Rengel. They’re never going to stop killing us, are they?…

Straight Outta Narnia // A Symposium on Coming Out

L interviewed her close friends on their experiences of coming out. “Straight Outta Narnia” appears in Boshemia Magazine: Issue 01 from June 2017. The ages of the interviewees have been updated to reflect the year which has lapsed between the original publication of this symposium. All other details remain unaltered. Photography by Sharon McCutcheon. Somebody…

Take Me To (Gay) Church // Queerness & Religion

Becca returns to Boshemia to share her thoughts on being bisexual in the Christian faith. B is a writer and MA Publishing student at Oxford Brookes.  default I am bisexual and I am a Christian. My faith revolves around a deep, individual relationship with God. When I’ve needed help and guidance, when I’ve been grateful, frightened,…

Flag Race // A Queer History of the Rainbow Flag

Happy Pride everyone! I hope everyone reading this is decked out head to toe in glitter, rainbows and body paint. To mark the momentous occasion, there has been a victory within the gay community; the pride react button is back on Facebook. Truly, this is an event up there in the pantheon of queer successes along with gay marriage, the return of Will & Grace and this. Everyone loves rainbows right? They’re fun and colourful and 9/10 times there’s an untouched pot of gold at the end; surely that should be reason enough for the LGBTQ+ flag to be a…

Letters to June // 03

Throughout the month of June Boshemia will be publishing letters addressed to the most romantic month of the year. This letter is from long-time contributor Elisha Kiriel. ______________________________________________ Dear June,        Your beginning has met the tail-end of an era that, at one point in my life, I hoped I would never have to leave behind. You have brought me challenges that remind me of the exponential strength of human will. You have taught me lessons in patience, autonomy, and self-love. You have brought me a newly burgeoning sense of identity. Most importantly, you have kept me company in a place I can…

Letters to June // 02

Throughout the month of June Boshemia will be publishing letters addressed to the most romantic month of the year. ______________________________________________ Dear June, Your second week marks an impressive benchmark for Boshemia. It’s a little over a year now that we’ve been online, and now we are going to publish our first magazine. Today. It’s so appropriate that our magazine would land in June, the month of Pride, the month of celebrating love and visibility and rebellion and the happy beginnings of a new summer. The enormity of this benchmark is not lost on me. For one, I am terribly nostalgic for print…