Entries by ACOMSDave

Recruitment Drive

NIGRA is on a recruitment drive for you! The law in Northern Ireland on gay relationships was changed through the actions of NIGRA and Jeff Dudgeon’s legal case which went through the legal system in the United Kingdom and then to the Europen Courts of Human Rights. NIGRA and Jeff did not do this on […]

Texas Twins: The Story of Morgan and Nash

EVERYTHING BETTER (if not, necessarily BIGGER) IN TEXAS (?) Texas Twins: The Story Of Morgan & Nash Howard Roffman Bruno Gmünder ISBN 9 763861 878582 The ‘story’ element in this publication is not very prominent, the “text” takes up less than one of the – square – pages. Morgan and Nash, who seem not to have […]


GOODBYE LENIN! – 2003 Bavaria Film International Director: Wolfgang Becker This genuinely charming movie stars the handsome, and talented, Daniel Brühl, as Alex. He’s the son of Christiane (Katrin Sass – who doesn’t really look old enough to be his Mam), though it is implied that she was taken advantage of by the absent father […]

Boys On Film 2: In Too Deep

BOYS ON FILM 2 In Too Deep Peccadillo Pictures 2007 5 060018 651637 peccapics.com The title of this collection In Too Deep (sounds, well, it is, a bit ‘nudge-winkery’, but the reference is to one contribution (Kali Ma), set near a swimming pool, and implicitly to some sexual / emotional encounters in the nine movies […]

Bianchi: Outpost by Tom Bianchi

ISBN is:  9780312142834 / 0312142838 Bianchi: Outpost by Tom Bianchi Publisher:St. Martin’s Press, 1996 Edition:Hardcover Language:English This (very short) small-format book by Tom Bianchi,  seems to be a spin-off from a larger project, based on using a Hollywood swimming pool as a back-drop. This was for images of two (or pairs of) handsome, largely naked, […]


Queer people in NornIrl are used to (locally) powerful elements, namely the now-largest political party, the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) and the Free Presbyterian Church, both constructed by the late Dr. Ian Paisley, being resolutely opposed to, in essence, any rights for LGBTs.  The situation in other places, particularly other parts of the ‘Anglosphere’ can […]


FLETCHER CHRISTIAN CONFESSES The Grave Tattoo ISBN 978-0-00-782552-3 Val McDermid The conceit in this thriller is that William Wordsworth encountered a fugitive Fletcher Christian (hero / villain of the the mutiny against Captain William Bligh of HMS Bounty. Bligh, while captain of the ship was, confusingly, a Lieutenant by actual rank). Fletcher, a Cumbrian, wants […]


  Free Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a 65-year-old professor of anthropology, who holds Irish citizenship was arrested in Iran on 6 June following months of questioning by the Revolutionary Guards. She is being held in the notorious Evin Prison with no access to her family or lawyer, and is likely in solitary confinement. She is a […]

Novel Ideas – Roger Casement

Jeffrey Edward Anthony “Jeff” Dudgeon MBE is a Northern Irish politician, historian (his books on Roger Casement are extremely well researched and very readable)  and gay political activist. He currently sits as a Ulster Unionist Party councillor for the Balmoral area of Belfast City Council.  He is best known for bringing a case to the […]