Maya Angelou: The Woman, The Inspiration

Maya Angelou, the iconic American poet, author and equal rights champion who died on Wednesday, is also being remembered as an avid supporter of the LGBT community. Angelou passed away at the age of 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She had been suffering heart problems and was said to be frail. Born…

Britain’s Gay Oscars

The glitzy ceremony, dubbed Britain’s ‘gay Oscars’ took place at London’s Landmark Hotel last night. Gay celebrities and their ‘straight allies’ were recognised for their commitment to equality after a vote by readers of the popular gay magazines. Joey Barton, who has campaigned to eradicate homophobia from football, was a surprise winner on the night.…

Hetero Pride To Launch In Italy

A heterosexual pride organisation has launched in Italy, and plans to hold its first gathering next month. Etero Pride launched last month in Tuscany, inviting interested straight people to take part in “Europe’s first straight pride,” in May. The campaign aims to “challenge mass media and the world of communications in general”, and to show…

Debbie Harry Bisexual?

Blondie singer Debbie Harry has revealed that some of her own most satisfying sexual encounters were with women. The Daily Mail reports: ‘The chart-topping star, now 68, admitted that she was bisexual. When asked whether long-standing rumours of her affairs with girls were true, she said, “Yeah,” adding: “Let’s say women are more sensual.” ‘Harry, who…

Words Do Wound: The Cyber Bully

Our whole world has shrunk since the internet became so easily accessible. Unfortunately, there is a dark and dangerous element to the wondrous world of instant communication. It’s now hard to imagine a time without the internet, when sites like Facebook and Twitter didn’t alert us to our friends’ relationship status or give us a…

Viva Las Vegas! With Dinah

Las Vegas is preparing for an onslaught of the world’s hottest lesbians, April 24-27, 2014. Now in its third year in Sin City, partygoers at Dinah Vegas will be rewarded with a bigger than ever bill of entertainment, gourmet dining, gaming and sunshine in the neo-lit city that never sleeps. Attendance has doubled each year,…

We Need To Talk…

‘We need to talk’…four little words that have spelled the end of many a relationship. When Sheila from Leinster (not her real name) uttered those fateful words to her husband of 25 years, however, he was completely clueless as to the bombshell she was about to drop next. The relationship was over alright; but she…

We Exist: Lesbians With Disability

If you think that you have a tough time meeting women, just imagine what your life would be like if you had the added challenge of a disability. Some of us already have that extra obstacle to overcome. Contemplate this for a moment, how many lesbians with a disability do you actually know? Whether the…

Torn Between Duty And Desire

Torn Between Duty and Desire….being a gay lover and a father All parents face challenges when raising their children, but some gay parents have an additional complication to contend with. Imagine being a great, loving father who cherishes his children and loves his wife as a best friend. Your lover is a man who you…

Labels Are For Luggage

Are you gay or are you straight? Are you bisexual or are you a lesbian? Are you femme or are you butch? Are you fat or are you thin? Why is it that we are so preoccupied with labels or ticking the right boxes, that we forget about the individual behind the tag? Just who…