Nick Taylor, an editor who specialises in helping LGBTQ+ writers, invited me to post a blog for their website. When you self-publish, you have to work hard for every sale. In this post I explain how working together with other writers and creatives can be beneficial for all. Start with a dream What is yourContinue reading “Set Up Your Own LGBTQ+ Writers Group”
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Connecting with LGBTQ+ Writers
Nick Taylor, an editor who specialises in helping LGBTQ+ writers, invited me to post a blog for thier website. I’d been thinking a long time about how we can connect to make an alliance of LGBTQ+ writers and creatives. Publishing success I’ve been self-publishing gay non-fiction books for a while now and in the pastContinue reading “Connecting with LGBTQ+ Writers”
Why do gay men cruise for sex?
As a gay man, I am fascinated by what makes many men seek out opportunities for anonymous sex with other men in public spaces – known as cruising. It is clearly risky on several levels. From offending bystanders and getting into trouble with local law enforcers, not to mention the jeopardy of bumping into someoneContinue reading “Why do gay men cruise for sex?”
Starting afresh in 2022
A virgin diary with its clean unblemished pages, perfectly encaptulates the promise of what can be, the unknown future adventures and the expanse of time in which to have them.
How To Tell Your LGBTQ+ Story
It is a time in which LGBTQ+ people especially, are finding their voices and are being listened to. This is just as vital to us as individuals as it is to those within our immediate circles, and wider society.
Why we keep Diaries
Why do we keep diaries? Who do we write our memoirs for exactly, even to the point of editing parts of our daily life out?
Remembrance Sunday – Wg Cdr Ian Gleed
Ian Gleed, or ‘Widge’, as he was known to his pals, due to his diminutive size and for using the word ‘wizard’ at every opportunity, was a WW2 fighter pilot. None of them realised, however, that Gleed was in fact, homosexual.
Homosexuality in Ancient Rome
Categorising homosexuality as something exclusively practised by one group of individuals was not a concept the Romans would have understood.
In ancient Egypt there are tomb paintings of two high officials, Nyankh-Khnum and Khnum-hotep, who are portrayed embracing and touching nose-to-nose. Both men had families of their own, but when they died they were buried together in one tomb.
Where did the word homosexual come from?
‘What is homosexuality?’ it seems a straightforward question to answer in a modern context. The word or term homosexuality, however, was not invented until the nineteenth century.