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The Day Larry Kramer Kissed Me

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“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 […]

Madonna – The Making of Sex

We’ve been looking for something suitably saucy to end our retrospective year of infatuation with Madonna, and here it is.  Absolutely NOT suitable for your office (unless you work for Raging Stallion) this 1 hour installation film documents the making of the book SEX. It’s directed by Steven Meisel, in […]

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 […]

The Foundation of Ben Cohen

“It is time we stand up for what is right and support people who are being harmed. Every person on this planet has a right to be true to themselves, to love and be loved, and to be happy”. Barry Church-Woods Over 53,000 people currently follow LGBTicons by subscribing for […]

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 […]