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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 […]

A Letter To My 16 Year Old Self

“You may also want to consider not turning into a slut. There’s nothing wrong with having lots of sex with different men, but you might find yourself bed hopping for the wrong reasons – and attracting a lot of crabs in the process (not the kind you eat)”. Josef Church-Woods […]

LGBTicons Rewind: A Gay in the Life

Today started with my husband telling me he loves me, immediately followed by: “eurgh…that felt like being raped in the mouth from the inside”. Thankfully he was talking about a fish-supper-hangover-burp that I hadn’t heard. Still, it framed my day for a serious of complicated misunderstandings and a few comedies […]

Screaming Out of the Closet

“Would the twink in the corner demanding an umbrella in his flirtini have grown out of his conceptually feminine behaviours by the age of ten if he’d been taught the words to Gloria Gaynor’s I Am What I Am instead of Jack and Jill when he was four?  Does it […]

Why There Is No Straight Pride

“I don’t understand what all the fuss is about.  I mean, they have equality now.  Why don’t we get a Straight Pride?” Barry Church-Woods Recently I was sitting in a bar, enjoying a leisurely glass of wine waiting to meet some friends before hanging out at Pride Scotia; Scotland’s answer […]