Welcome to the Anniversary of the Black Parade

Few bands hold such a vice grip on the subculture they helped cultivate like My Chemical Romance. Perhaps it’s the influence of comic books and horror movies on their sound and image, or the distinct, genuine personalities of the four longstanding members. Whatever it is, My Chemical Romance are undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential bands of their generation, inspiring those who never quite fit in to grab that part of themselves and hold it up high.

Horror is Snubbed Again

Without a doubt, some of the most thought provoking and well-made films in the last few years have come from the horror genre. In the last few years alone, we have seen audiences petrified by Jordan Peele’s Us, Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, and Luca Guadagnino’s chilling Suspiria remake. Given the acclaim these movies received, it is astonishing that none of them, nor the people who created them, were recognised for their brilliant work at the Academy Awards.

Has the NHS Appropriated the Pride Flag?

Much like everyone else this lockdown, I have taken to going on lots of walks. I’ve lived in this neighbourhood half my life and know it like the back of my hand. However, lately there has been a vibrant new addition to this otherwise fairly ordinary village: rainbow flags. The first time I saw one, I was like “Oh, great! Happy Pride month,” but then more and more cropped up. It was only when I saw many rainbow signs accompanied with “THANK YOU NHS” that I understood.

The Tragedies of Pride Month 2020: From J. K. Rowling to Trump’s New Legislation

2020 has been a year like no other for all of us, and the LGBTQ+ community is no exception. June 2020 marks 20 years since Bill Clinton officially marked June as pride month, and 9 years since Barack Obama expanded June to be a month for the entire LGBTQ+ community rather than just “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month”. 2020’s pride month in particular has been eventful, and not in an entirely positive way.