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Meeting Mr Maupin

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 […]

The Day Larry Kramer Kissed Me

“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 […]

W. H. Auden’s Platonic Blow

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. […]

How To Survive A Plague Gets Oscar Nod

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 […]


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