For this month’s theme of Book Club, Dónal Murray-Ferris reviews A Good Hiding, a story full of deep secrets and the forging of an unlikely friendship. Set in Belfast, Northern Ireland it explores hard topics including sexuality, teen pregnancy and domestic abuse set against the backdrop of a city known for it’s difficult history.Read more "Book Review: A Good Hiding"
For this month’s theme of Book Club, Lois Shearing reviews second anthology The Fire Eater’s Lover, which celebrates all things related to performance. Whether its getting up on stage, dressing up for a night out, or seducing a lover, The Fire Eater’s Lover heaves with the beauty of all the rituals and tribulations of everyday life.Read more "Review: The Fire Eater’s Lover by Sophia Blackwell"
After two years of waiting, trans people have finally been added to the Memorandum of Understanding on conversion therapy, an issue which Karen Pollock has been following.Read more "The slow sands of time; UK trans population finally protected from conversion therapy"
Guest writer, Lewis Henshall, looks at last week’s political events through the lens of his and other LGBTQ+ people’s personal experiences.Read more "Conservatives ruling the streets causes problems between the sheets"
As the Conservative Party have once again blocked moves for schools to teach an inclusive approach to sex and relationships, Stephanie and Karen examine the issue and what can be done now.Read more "Queerbate: how do we deliver SRE in schools?"
Tory MPs this week blocked an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill to make lessons on inclusive SRE mandatory in all schools. Annette Pryce discusses the ramifications.Read more "The Tories need a lesson in Sex Ed"
In a personal post guest writer Kimberley Hills explores how the musican Halsey inspires her as a bi woman of colourRead more "An unabashed ode to Halsey"
As part of our January book month Karen Pollock looks at the history of banning controversial books, in order to “protect” children.Read more "Banned books and ships that still sail"
Following Annette Pryce’s article on Julie Bindel’s controversial LGBT History Month appearance, guest writer Sam Hope gives a trans perspective on the matter.Read more "Julie Bindel’s transphobia is a constant source of trauma"
Stephanie Farnsworth reviews ‘And the Band Played On’, one of the most detailed books documenting the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.Read more "Book Review: And the Band Played On"