Yesterday was National Coming Out Day and it caused quite a bit of chatter on social media. Today, we revisit a piece by Josef Church-Woods that helped launch LGBTicons. “I’m not sure I would go as far as to say that gay celebrities have a social or moral duty to be […]
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 […]
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?” […]
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IRELAND’S yes vote for marriage equality kicked a rainbow-coloured goal for LGBTQI people around the globe, and while the major Australian political parties fight for ownership of the ball, this extract from an upcoming podcast and book Questionable Deeds is a reminder of how far we’ve come. IN the lead-up to the 2004 federal […]
We’re looking to find some great LGBT themed blogs to read and share content from where appropriate. Who do you currently have bookmarked? Let us know below. Shameless self promotion is fine by us!
Soho eatery Balans at centre of homophobia allegations A word from Palash Davé A dear pal of mine – a brilliant and brave theatre practitioner and gender/sexuality/human-rights activist, who temporarily can’t be named due to consular issues – just posted, to friends on her Facebook wall, her account of a horrendous […]
…and it’s making us crave the Balearic sun. Don Diablo official remix of the second single from Madonna’s Rebel Heart LP has taken the incredible ballad Ghosttown and turned it into a banging club tune. Better them than the Freemasons. What do you think? Is this genius or a gross […]
“Why is it that these women have forgotten how great it was to have a role model that not only stuck it to the man, but then stuck it to herself, in herself and tasted it as if to say how dare you moderate my sexuality?” Barry Church-Woods I’m a […]