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“UNEMBARRASSED (PLASTIC?) HALF-JOCK” Maggie & Me Damian Barr Bloomsbury ISBN 978-1-4088-3809-9 This is a sort-of autobiography of a man in his mid-thirties, of (religiously) mixed parents in industrial Scotland. Such things matter in the central belt of Scotland, but it is more a matter of ethnic origin than religious feeling. The vast majority of RCs […]
David Bowie (né Jones) died a short time ago, as ever on such occasions, tributes ‘poured in’, and there is no doubt that Bowie was an artist who could produce very interesting material. He could also, it should be said, produce whole albums-worth of dreck. The person who first broke ranks on the adulation was […]
The Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont have now voted on the issue of marriage equality 5 times. All 5 of those motions were blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party through their use of a parliamentary veto called the “petition of concern.” Under the complex rules of power sharing in Northern Ireland, parties […]
Aaron Sims, Reporter / Friday 12 February 2016 / News A FOUNDING member of a lesbian and gay group that supported striking UK miners in the 1980’s, is visiting Southmead Hospital next week to help mark LGBT History Month. Gethin Roberts, a founding member of Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners, depicted in […]
Jandy Nelson’s ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ and ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson cover issues of sexuality and gender Novels with LGBT storylines have been shortlisted for a major children’s books prize, as modern teenage issues increasingly replace werewolves and vampires in the plots of youth fiction. Two of the stand-out […]
Editorial This morning Jeff Dudgeon along with MIckey Murray were interviewed on ‘Good Morning Ulster‘ (click the link for the discussion which starts about 2hr 12 minutes into the programme) in relation to a statement issued by Peter Thatchell regarding his current thoughts on the Asher Cake case, which is being reviewed as we speak. […]
Historian and author Simon Webb writes about the gay men who were kept in concentration camps in the UK. We are most of us aware that gay men were routinely sent to the concentration camps of the Third Reich for no other reason than that their sexuality was unacceptable to the Nazis. A special […]
BY BRUCE WILLIAMS JANUARY 19 2016 At 68 years old, having led a responsible and productive life, I find myself living in poverty with the prospects for the final third of my existence only getting worse. I wake each day only to hope that I will die before my funds and limited resources run out […]
A survey has found that young people in the UK are being put at risk by “inconsistent” sex and relationship education – which leaves them at risk. The Sex Education Forum carried out a survey of over 2,000 young people aged 11 to 25 – finding their safety may be at risk due to […]