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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. […]

Football Star Robbie Rogers Comes Out

“Try convincing yourself that your creator has the most wonderful purpose for you even though you were taught differently”. Robbie Rogers My whole life I have felt different, different from my peers, even different from my family. In today’s society being different makes you brave. To overcome your fears you […]

Future Feminism

“Did you hear what the Pope said a couple years ago on Christmas? He said that the marriage of gays and lesbians was as much a threat to the future of our world as the collapse of the rain forests. So, that gives you a sense — just an inkling […]

Originally posted on A year of Scottish literature:
Strawberries There were never strawberries like the ones we had that sultry afternoon sitting on the step of the open french window facing each other your knees held in mine the blue plates in our laps the strawberries glistening in the hot…