Chris Mandle

Chris Mandle

Features editor at Shortlist

I edit Shortlist's features section and also oversee our film/entertainment stuff. I've previously written for loads of places like Mr Porter, NOTION, Vice, Esquire, the Guardian, the Independent 'etc

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A straight man holding hands with another man for a viral experiment video 832 body image 1421164694 article
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Homophobia and the politics of hand-holding

Social experiment videos suggest we need to experience abuse before we can understand it, but that's not how empathy works

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Why Were the BBC Scared of World AIDS Day Ribbons?

And why does it feel like such a significant day came and went in a heartbeat?

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'Beautiful Thing' Was the Film That Made Being Gay OK | VICE ...

'Beautiful Thing' Was the Film That Made Being Gay ...

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'Beautiful Thing' Was the Film That Made Being Gay OK | VICE | United States

How the movie helped me come out after my time as a student in Newcastle, which I spent trying and failing to get my closeted rugby-playing sex partner to commit....

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A Viral Video of Straight Men Holding Hands Doesn't Teach Us About the Gay Experience | VICE | Canada

A British host's social experiment may have opened a dialogue about homophobia, but he's not going to internalize the hatred, and that's a sticking point for myself and other gay people....

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Un video viral de dos héteros tomados de la mano no te enseña cómo es ser gay en realidad | VICE | Colombia

El experimento social de Ian Lee pudo haber abierto la discusión sobre la homofobia, pero él no se ha sentido verdaderamente rechazado, y ése es el punto de quiebre para mí y la demás gente gay....

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Why Was the BBC So Scared of World AIDS Day Ribbons? | VICE | United States

World AIDS Day isn't asking people to pick a side. Trying to point out the devastating social stigma afflicting people who are diagnosed with HIV isn't—or shouldn't be—controversial in the slightest....

A straight man holding hands with another man for a viral experiment video 832 1421164822 crop social article
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A Viral Video of Straight Men Holding Hands Doesn't Teach Us About the Gay Experience | VICE | United States

A British host's social experiment may have opened a dialogue about homophobia, but he's not going to internalize the hatred, and that's a sticking point for myself and other gay people....

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Is There Too Much Pressure for Gay TV Shows to Succeed? | VICE | Sweden

Russell T Davies 'Cucumber' and 'Banana' could be an example of how the gay community will berate a TV show for not representing us well enough, before that show's cancelled and we're left with no representation at all....