It Gets Better

Recently I stumbled across a video of Glee's Chris Colfer telling LGBT kids that 'it gets better'. I can't remember how I found the link, but I soon discovered that this was part of a wider campaign. The It Gets Better project, aims to reassure bullied lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans teenagers that they are... Continue Reading →

Have your say on equal marriage

Comments on the news today from religious organisations about opening up marriage to same sex couples shouldn't be surprising, but they are still saddening. As if the Church of England being created so that a king could get divorced didn't irrevocably change society. As if men and women marrying and then divorcing within weeks, pretending... Continue Reading →

Doin’ it like a dude

I read this week that, according to an unauthorised biography, Jessie J "was advised not to come out... [but] being bi was trendy, exotic and a fashion statement". Aside from the hateful idea that a supposedly lesbian singer should hide her identity because it might alienate her audience, I am shocked that someone could actually... Continue Reading →

Queering the Fantastic

Last summer I helped found an international gay book prize in my lunch hour. My Mum had a right go at me for it. The Green Carnation Prize for modern writing by gay men had a fantastic shortlist, if I do say so myself. Three debut novelists and two established writers - ranging from 1950s... Continue Reading →

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