I Need a Holiday

There have been a lot of changes in my life lately; I’ve got a new job, I’m in a relationship, I started watching GBBO…Yes, a lot of changes crammed into a very minuscule amount of time. As welcome as these changes are, they have of course triggered me – what doesn’t trigger me, right? – to the point where I’ve…

All The Times I’ve Said ‘I Love You.’

I have uttered the words ‘I love you’ to precisely three guys, not including male relatives, my dad, and assorted platonic neurotics I get drunk with.  The first I have tortured enough on the public forum, so I will not rehash our affairs here. Suffice to say, I told him of my feelings first, and he did not reciprocate. It…

Straight Women & Gay Bars

The first time I waddled into a gay bar I was immediately thrust out of my comfort zone. At the time my eardrum was punctured, so I said ‘what?’ a lot and my English sounded broken. I wore ill-fitting vests that hung like a potato sack over my body and every guy I encountered looked at me like I was…

Why Charli XCX’s ‘Boys’ video is so important – and it’s not just because we get some serious Puthy action.

Charli brings her hallmark hooks and catchy choruses back in her latest single ‘Boys’ but the music video only makes the whole thing so much sweeter. Directed by Charli herself, the video sports beach balls, pink flamingos, stacks of pancakes and a whole lot of shirtless Puthy action. The ‘Boys’ video gives us a pin-up calendar perfect for all year…

Nice rights you got there…

During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made a rare overture to the LGBTQ community. ‘As president, I will do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,’ Trump said to a room which soon filled with applause.  Then he went off script: “And, I have to…

Midnight Ink – An original short story.

If he could have painted any portrait it would be of that boy he loved. He wasn’t a painter, or an artist of notable merit, but the face of someone you love has a way of etching itself onto the mind. The nights that they had spent together had his damaged mind hooked. It replayed in a variety of ways,…