Saintmaking: the canonisation of Derek Jarman by queer nuns.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of film-maker Derek Jarman’s canonisation by an activist group of gay male nuns known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. At the time in 1991, Derek Jarman was the most prominent person in the UK living openly with HIV. He was outspoken, radical and unapologetically queer. The perfect antidote, in the Sisters’ eyes, to Ian McKellen’s acceptance of a knighthood in the 1991 new year honours

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Freezing to death: the migrants left to die on the Poland-Belarus border.

Freezing to death: the migrants left to die on the Poland-Belarus border.

Migrants are dying in Poland's forested border with Belarus, as the countries are locked in a geopolitical standoff. Polish authorities accuse Belarus of deliberately abandoning migrants near its border in an attempt to destabilise the EU due to t...

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Made in Bury: Elephant in the Room - Made in Britain.

Made in Bury: Elephant in the Room - Made in Britain.

A group of Bury and Rochdale residents who have lived through experiences such as prison, addiction, mental health problems and homelessness came together and called themselves the Elephants Trail. They want to be voice for others, hold local powe...

Inside America's last whites-only church

Inside America's last whites-only church

In rural Minnesota, a fringe Heathen group known as the Asatru Folk Assembly has purchased a local church – and membership is strictly whites-only. They worship Nordic, pre-Christian gods and they call themselves a 'folk religion' that only accept...

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Obsessive, illuminating, high-stakes: why investigative journalism matters.

Obsessive, illuminating, high-stakes: why investigative journalism matters.

An ensemble cast of Guardian reporters and editors reflect on why investigative journalism is so important for a healthy democracy and what it feels like, on a more personal level, to be going up against powerful governments, tax-dodging billionai...

How UK housing segregates residents

How UK housing segregates residents

New residential developments in the UK are often segregating people based on those who own their homes and those that live in social housing. Inequality is designed into the buildings themselves with poorer people having to use separate entrances,...