Adam Maidment

Based in Manchester, UK. Enjoys writing about LGBTQ rights, mental health, men's, life & culture. Also enjoys gaming, movies, music, good food and drinking.

This Is Exactly Why Carrie Fisher Was A Hero In The Mental Health Community

Earlier this week, news broke that Carrie Fisher had suffered a heart attack while on a flight from London to LA. On December 27, she died at just 60 years old, leaving behind a legacy unlike no other. Whether you knew of Carrie Fisher from her movie…
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7 Gadgets You Need To Survive This Semester At College In Style

It's officially time to get back to school. If you're anything like me, starting a new semester at college comes with a fair share of nerves. Not only about whether your new classmates will like you or if you'll pass the year, but also if you've reme…
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8 Leslie Jones Quotes That Prove She's A Legend In The Making

The new "Ghostbusters" reboot stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, as they take out ghosts in New York City. The film has gained "SNL" rookies, McKinnon and Jones, more attention, as they branch out into their first r…
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How The LGBTQ+ Community Is Proving Love Will Always Win After Orlando

As everyone else in the world, I woke up on Sunday morning to hear about the devastating and tragic events that happened at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12. In what President Obama has called an "act of terr…
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Why Playing Music Out Loud Leads To More Sex And Happier Relationships

If you prefer to listen to your music through the comfort of your headphones, then you may want to take them off your head for a minute and read this. A recent report from Sonos, the smart speaker system, has discovered just how much of a positive im…
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9 Moments From 'Veep' That Prove Selina Is The Funniest Woman Alive

"Veep" is one of the funniest shows on television right now, and if you haven't yet had the chance to watch it then you're seriously missing out. The show follows Selina Meyer, a fictional vice president of the United States. The series was created b…
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6 Reasons Pisces Lovers Are Always In It For The Long Haul

Being in love with a member of the Pisces family can be a tricky experience. Pisces are not particularly well-known for being the most loud and upfront individuals. In fact, you'll find that most Pisces are actually quite introverted and difficult to…
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3 Things The Academy Can Do To Save The Legacy Of The Oscars

The nominations reveal for the Oscars is supposed to be a moment of glee and pride, celebrating the best moments in cinema over the past year. However, there are some real complaints to be made about this year's batch of nominees. For the second cons…
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7 Ways Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Define Friendship Goals

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler released "Sisters" (aka the other movie out that's not "Star Wars") last month. The two leading funny ladies in comedy met each other around 1993, when they both studied improv comedy at The Second City in Chicago. Since then…
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10 Ways To Have The Best Year Ever, As Told By Amy Schumer

There's no denying that 2015 has been the breakout year for Amy Schumer. Not only has her Comedy Central show, "Inside Amy Schumer," climbed to the top in its third season, but Amy has also managed to write and star in "Trainwreck," her first major f…
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4 Reasons 'Tangerine' Is The Must-See Breakthrough Film Of The Year

As the year winds down, all eyes start to turn to awards season. The films that are likely to be in contention for the biggest awards of the year are "Carol," "The Revenant," "Joy," "Inside Out" and "The Danish Girl," with the latter recently causing…
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Chrismahanukwanzakah: Why There’s Something To Love About Every Holiday

This month officially marks the holiday season, and no we’re not just talking about Christmas here. This December, people all over the world will be celebrating the likes of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa: formally joined together in the snazzy term…
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5 Surprising Statistics About Transgender Discrimination In America

This month will be a crucially important time to raise awareness and understand the transgender community. November marks Trans Awareness Month, an important campaign to help educate and raise awareness, in an opportunity to highlight and celebrate t…
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5 Health Benefits Of Beards To Fuel Your No-Shave November Goals

It's official: November is the month of the beard. However, there's much more to this look than just looking suave. No-Shave November is an online campaign to grow awareness and raise funds for cancer prevention and research. The rules are pretty sim…
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8 People Who Led Social Acceptance Of The Trans Community In 2015

So far, 2015 has become the most influential and important year for the transgender community, showing a slow, but improved, slew of acceptance toward its members. Who are the important people, and what are the key events that have happened so far th…
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7 Ways Tim Burton Movies Have Become Our Unlikely Style Inspiration

Earlier this month, Winona Ryder confirmed a sequel to "Beetlejuice" was definitely on the way. So, what better opportunity to look at the way in which Tim Burton movies have become our unlikely style inspirations? His signature style plays on the da…
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8 Drunk Food Love Affairs We’re All Guilty Of Indulging In

You know the story. You go out, have a bit too much to drink and end up with the "drunchies." It's the fun part of your night when you crave an insane amount of food, and most of the time, it’s probably not going to be the healthiest of choices. Whil…
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How Social Media Is Aiding In The Expression Of Gender Identity

The ubiquity of social media platforms have given people the opportunity to be more open and honest than ever before, and some have decided to use this to their advantage in the form of further expressing their identities. The likes of Twitter, Insta…
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How Acceptance Can Erase Mental Illness Stigmas

So far, 2015 has been a year for acceptance and change. Same-sex marriage was legalized in both Ireland and the United States, and transgender rights are finally moving to the forefront of our conversations. However, a serious stigma still affects th…
By Adam Maidment