When The Telegraph and the Mail join the almost universal condemnation of a Conservative government, you know that something serious is going down.
Another weekend and another needless, tragic suicide, the fourth associated with the ITV show Love Island. The death of TV presenter and former Strictly champion Caroline Flack highlights, yet again, the terrible price of fame. Although I met her a few times, I didn’t know Caroline, but I understand she was Continue Reading
Cast your eye to the top of the page you’re looking at right now and you’ll see this website described as “the world’s most fabulous LGBTQ online magazine”. The important thing here is not that we’re fabulous – everyone knows that – but that we proudly include the T for trans. Continue Reading
Those of you who make a point of being right across the latest ecclesiastical edicts will have noticed with some relief that the Church of England’s bishops have issued new “pastoral guidance” about sex, something I know we’ve all been waiting to drop for quite some time. BBC iPlayer is currently Continue Reading
Actually, we’re not that bothered.
As 2020 dawns, Steven Smith takes a long hard look at the state of Britain today. One of last year’s most controversial, brilliant and unique shows has to be “Years and Years”, written by the genius Russell T Davis. Much of his vision of the future seems to be coming true, Continue Reading
I don’t know about you, but I am mightily fed up with the division, polarisation and hatred that seem to have defined life on these islands since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Social media, especially Twitter, has become a rancid sewer of unfettered bile, not only directed at Muslims, Jews, people of Continue Reading
Taking his cue from French philosopher Voltaire (I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It) Steven Smith takes a look at the meteoric rise of the man who could arguably be the ultimate school bully, Piers Morgan. He asks, as an adult Continue Reading
If, as is being widely reported, Gay Star News is to close its doors for the final time, it will be a blow not just for the company’s talented management and staff, but for all of us in LGBTQ media and, for that matter, gay business as a whole. As far Continue Reading
We all know that, for Pride in London to remain a free event, corporate sponsorship is a must. But there are some people who believe that corporate involvement has moved the event too far from its community roots. It’s a tricky dilemma to which actor, poet and writer Helen Oakleigh might Continue Reading