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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 […]

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 […]

Is Religion Largely Homophobic?

One reason feminism and religion often come to blows is their frequently differing stance on sexuality. Religion (especially Christianity) has a reputation for being homophobic. Many Christians feel able to identify as feminist while simultaneously holding more conservative theology on sexuality. Others believe feminism, active LGBTQI sexuality and religious faith can […]

1,112 and Counting

Larry Kramer It’s been 30 years since the New York Native first published this essay by Larry Kramer.  If you’ve got time, take 10 minutes to read it, it’s an incredible bit of LGBT history. 1,112 and Counting If this article doesn’t scare the shit out of you, we’re in […]

A Personal Appeal

It’s difficult to write this without sounding alarmist or too emotional or just plain scared. If I had written this a month ago, I would have used the figure “40”.  If I had written this last week, I would have needed “80”. Today I must tell you that 120 gay […]