When I was little I spent a lot of time with my cousins. We’d whittle away our summer afternoons under the watchful eye of grandmother; trailing sand and damp, sea-stained towels in and out of her home. By the time she’d finished cleaning up after our first invasion, we’d return again demanding to be fed, … Continue reading ‘Nice Dress, Sissy Boy’
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 … Continue reading Straight Women & Gay Bars
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 … Continue reading Why Charli XCX’s ‘Boys’ video is so important – and it’s not just because we get some serious Puthy action.
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 … Continue reading Nice rights you got there…
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 … Continue reading Midnight Ink – An original short story.
They just showed up one day – the computers that is. We came back from our summer holidays, and there they were, stacked up in a pyramid of off-white boxes, clogging up a corner of the library. I see the flicker of excitement in the librarian’s eyes; she looks at them as though they’re a … Continue reading Bands That Changed My Life – Chester Bennington
The following are things I’ve said and/or written down on recent nights out. Yet still I drink. Gays can sense other gays. It’s like when you’ve petted another dog and your dog just knows. Let it be noted that sober Topher went out on his own volition and regrets everything. I hate meeting ‘Twitter gays’ … Continue reading Unlikely Things I’ve Said on a Night Out
Donald Trump; an orange beach ball of prejudice and despair; inflated by nothing but hate and a mindset only acceptable forty years ago and in parts of the South you should never visit. A 300lbs bag of manure stuffed into a 260lbs meat-suit. Also the POTUS. The theme of the Trump Administration: HATE. Obama implemented so many LGBT … Continue reading Protect Trans Kids