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…

Slovenia Making Its Mark With LGBT Honeymooners

Slovenia is among the most wanted wedding and honeymoon destinations for British gays and lesbians – that’s the message from Attitude magazine ahead of same sex marriage being legalized in England and Wales. Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst. This small…

Lying Lovers

I often ask my friends what they would class as cheating and where they would draw the line between pure flirtation and something more serious. When you are in a relationship, is it cheating if you flirt with another person, if you go for a drink with them, if your lips touch, or is it…

Stereotypes: Not Again!

WARNING: This article includes strong cases of satire and sarcasm. If you do not understand those two concepts, do not continue reading and go purchase a dictionary immediately. As many of us know, all lesbians conform to a specific set of rules and regulations on everything from dress code to sexual activity to emotions, rules…

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…

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…

Cape Town:Two Sides Of The Same Coin

For countless foreign visitors, Cape Town is an indelible symbol of the beauty and promise of post-apartheid South Africa. Beyond its gorgeous scenery and great wines, its logo — an outline of majestic Table Mountain superimposed over a rainbow — emphasises its historic mix of races and cultures, and its most famous resident, Desmond Tutu,…

Turkish, Muslim…and a Lesbian

Firstly, you have to be invited. Then you have to promise utter discretion. On the assigned evening, you enter, and if your name is on the list you’re in. You’ve suddenly arrived in another world. There are scores of women dancing, talking, eating, drinking. They come from different backgrounds—Muslim, Christian, Greek Orthodox and Jews—but they’re…