So, last Thursday, 13th of February, *this* happened. Regular LGBT icons contributor Joe Church-Woods finally got to meet his hero, Armistead Maupin, 18 years after first reading the initial book in the Tales of the City series. Maupin had come to Edinburgh as part of his book tour to promote the […]
“After reading the Crucible and realising what a cunt I’d made of myself I desperately needed something to redeem my confidence. I wanted the perfect role. A solid, deep 3 minutes that showcased my range and my cast-ability for the upcoming seasons. An engaging speech that showcased my face, voice […]
Had he lived, today would have been W. H. Auden’s 1o5th birthday. To mark the occassion (any excuse really) we’re publishing The Platonic Blow. Perhaps one of the filthiest poems from the prolific writer. Probably best not to read if you’re prudish…or male and wearing thin trousers in company. Enjoy. […]
We were delighted this afternoon to see the David France’s documentary about ACT UP and TAG has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category. This recognition is particularly poignant with the death of one of the films subjects Spencer Cox last month. Let’s hope it gets the […]
“If there’s anything wrong with me, it has nothing to do with my orientation. I’ve got a lot of flaws. But being gay isn’t one of them.” Writer, actress, and comedian Jane Lynch is a slim six-feet-tall and usually wears her blonde hair cropped in a pixie cut. Born in […]
BC-W: This is wonderful but may make you cry at your desk. It did me.
“When I take these photos, the most important thing is I have to believe in that moment. If it doesn’t give me that feeling, then I don’t take the photo.” Maika Elan didn’t know what to expect two years ago when she knocked on doors at a popular hotel for […]
“These characters are too ‘tidy’ in other ways… there are no transvestites, paedophiles, bisexuals. It is not surprising that a ‘sense of pride emerges”. Me modelling Madonna’s moves and Celine Dion’s teeth in 1992. Barry Church-Woods Early yesterday morning I received an email from an old work-chum. It announced that […]