Entries by ACOMSDave

Queeriosity – An Exhibition for Pride 2017

Queeriosity is one of those little gems that somehow scrape under the radar, which is a pity because it is definitely worth going to see.  The exhibition runs in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, from Thursday 3rd August – 2 September 2017. The exhibition is over three inter-connecting rooms, with the lead in corridor showing both […]

Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project

  The ‘butterflies’ above refers to the fact that on his travels around the British and Belgian colonial empires, and his sojourn in parts of Latin America investigating the brutalities of various rubber companies, Casement collected local lepidoptera (butterflies) for the Natural History Museum. This is a London-based institution, he may have felt it another part […]

The Tearoom: the gay cruising 

The game is a foot, but that is probably in some peoples dream.  The Tearoom being referred to here is that of the men’s toilet, where before the law was changed, and indeed even afterwards, men who wanted ‘gay sex’ use to frequent and attempt to have sex or do a pick up without the […]

Forrest Reid – the magician

Forrest Reid was born on (Saturday, as it happens) June 24, 1876, at 20 Mount Charles, Belfast it was (still is) a ‘private road’, a volume of Reid’s autobiography is entitled Private Road (the other being Apostate).  Reid’s father died when he was a child.  He had invested in foolish speculation, and his death left the family in […]

Comics and Harvey Milk

I thought I would pass along this news on the development of a Harvey Milk graphic  comic novel: Reprinted from email sent by milehighcomics.comNew Harvey Milk Graphic Novel Art – More Scarce Comics ArriveHowdy! It is already well known that our Jason St. Mega-Store is an amazing Mecca of comics. What is not common knowledge is that we also […]

365 Without 377 – Movie Review

Name of movie: 365 Without 377 Date: 2011 Length (hrs): 53 mins Film genre: Documentary Characters: Beena, Pallav and Abhenna. Director: Adele Tulli, who graduated in South Asian Studies and has worked on several activist projects in India and Europe Setting: India   Plot information: A documentary following the decriminalizing of Section 377 of the […]

Ofsted downgrades some schools due to curriculum problems

Let us be clear about this headline ‘Christian schools downgraded by Ofsted over homophobic teachings’,  it is ill conceived and really sensationalism at its worse; the report clearly states that the downgrade is about the curriculum, and it is illustrated in the following paragraph: Concerns have been repeatedly flagged about the use of ACE in British […]