Jake Hall

Freelance Journalist

United Kingdom

Sheffield-based journalist, copywriter and author of 'The Art of Drag', published by NoBrow Press in September 2020.

Portfolio
Them
07/11/2022
The LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis Isn't Looming. It's Here

Amid an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, queer youth are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Kaydee was 22 years old and contemplating suicide when she started hormone therapy in April 2021. The gender-affirming care has been "lifesaving," she says, but now the Minnesota native spends her days panicking that this access will be taken away.

MEL Magazine
01/26/2022
Today's Hottest Porn Stars on the Porn of 1997: A Roundtable

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the year that everything happened - 1997. It was an ear-biting, Pierce Brosnan-loving, comet-obsessed world, and we're here to relive every minute of it. Twice a week over the next 12 months, we will take you back to the winter of sheep cloning and the summer of Con Air.

INDIE Magazine
10/30/2018
The Story of Trans Haven Casa Susanna - INDIE Magazine

It was over a decade ago that a box of Polaroid photos was discovered by Robert Swope, an inquisitive furniture dealer perusing the flea markets of Manhattan. Captured in these images, which have since been collated into a book of the same name published in 2005, was a group of lively, captivating women, some of whom identified as transgender; others simply identified as transvestites or cross-dressers.

Vice
03/09/2020
'People's Lives Are at Stake': Sex Workers Went on Strike This Weekend

On International Women's Day 2020, sex workers and allies gathered in Soho to protest for decriminalisation. In today's world of corporate feminism and #girlboss tees, it's easy to lose sight of what International Women's Day actually represents. That was not the case in Soho on Sunday, where the streets were filled with pissed-off sex workers on strike.

MEL Magazine
02/01/2022
'Teletubbies' Was a Fever Dream, But the Weirdest Parts Happened Off-Set

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the year that everything happened - 1997. It was an ear-biting, Pierce Brosnan-loving, comet-obsessed world, and we're here to relive every minute of it. Twice a week over the next 12 months, we will take you back to the winter of sheep cloning and the summer of Con Air.

Getmegiddy
Jumping Through Hoops: Barriers to Gender-Affirming Care

The U.S. transgender population-historically a difficult number to pin down-has garnered increasing attention in recent years, both in the headlines and from researchers. According to a 2016 study by UCLA's Williams Institute, one of the most comprehensive attempts to measure this population to date, roughly 1.4 million Americans identify as transgender.

Dazed
03/17/2020
Fighting for plus-size representation in fashion schools

When Lucinda Graham enrolled on her Fashion, Textile, Art & Design course, she already had a fraught relationship with her body. "I had a complicated past with eating disorders and compulsive exercising," the 23-year-old recalls. "Earlier in the course, I often felt out of place as a 5"9, size 16 woman - especially as all the female mannequins resembled prepubescent teens."

I-d
08/18/2020
The 'Polish Stonewall' is happening as we speak

Protesters in Warsaw. Photo by Attila Husejnow/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On Friday, August 7th in Warsaw, Avtomat - a queer party promoter, DJ and activist - was one of several protestors defending a statue draped in a rainbow flag.

Highsnobiety
06/09/2022
Justice Smith Is Reshaping Hollywood on His Own Terms

This week's FRONTPAGE finds us chatting with one of Hollywood's most promising young stars - the supremely talented Justice Smith, an artist who finds acting akin to "oxygen." Somewhere in Los Angeles, Justice Smith is laying in bed. The 26-year-old actor has his camera off, a decision he made for press interviews at some point in the pandemic.