After years in the day job wilderness Australian journalist and writer Michael Burge has made a splash on the literary scene with a biting debut memoir and his first collection of short fiction. He talks to LGBTicons about creating gay characters, and the hard sell of gay-themed writing. LGBTicons: You’ve […]
When I was 14, my dad was in Edinburgh and his Ford Cortina broke down. Needing to use the toilet, he popped into a small unassuming bar next to the Playhouse while my Granda continued to ‘footer about’ with the engine. My dad and Granda were both pretty gangster in […]
Last Sunday, I was at the Stonewall Inn in New York City to kick off a campaign to make neighboring Christopher Park a national park. As the site of the infamous 1969 riots that energized the struggle for LGBT equality, it deserves to be memorialized and for its spot in history to be officially recognized. Those […]
“If you’re upset because I put gay characters and a gay protagonist in the book, I got nothing for you. Sorry, you squawking saurian — meteor’s coming. And it’s a fabulously gay Nyan Cat meteor with a rainbow trailing behind it and your mode of thought will be extinct. You’re not […]
JosefCW In the summer of 2010, Julie Woods died after a short but intense fight with skin cancer. Julie wasn’t famous, but if you’re a comedy fan, you may have heard of her legacy. She didn’t know it as she got her house in order those last few weeks in […]
Jo Clifford is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s.
SPECULATION about the sexual orientation of iconic English seaman Matthew Flinders rose like a colourful maritime flag over a decade ago when previously unknown letters surfaced, including emotionally charged passages written by Flinders to fellow explorer George Bass. In his 2007 Meanjin article “Exploring love: did they or didn’t they?” […]
Check out Rihanna‘s not suitable for work music video for her single BBHMM. Every single frame looks like it was shot for Vanity Fair or The Face. We love it.
Our founder is producing two shows for Macmillan Cancer Support this August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It’s a great cause for a very worthy charity, so we thought we’d take a moment to hijack the blog and let you know a little bit about the shows. The […]