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?”
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.
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 do we keep diaries? Who do we write our memoirs for exactly, even to the point of editing parts of our daily life out?
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.
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.
‘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.