Today’s carnage in a gay club in Orlando has left me shaken. Obviously, I was safe and sound here in London, nowhere near to the scene of the massacre. It’s just served to remind me of the prevalence of homophobia and it’s roots in deeply illogical thought. Let me put it another way: your hatred […]

An appalling story reported by Attitude – refugees from the Middle East who have ended up in Amsterdam have been threatened and attacked… by other refugees. Just because they’re gay. After being spat on, threatened and attacked by others in their refugee centre, Dutch News reports five gay men – three from Syria, one from Iran and […]

So Ireland’s Minister for Health came out on the radio this morning. The government didn’t collapse. The country didn’t sink into the Atlantic and the people didn’t take to the streets with pitchforks. Leo Varadkar is gay, end of story. While I occasionally comment on the sexual orientation of people in the public eye, I […]

I was looking forward to seeing this for quite some time – and it didn’t disappoint. The Imitation Game was utterly fantastic. It was engaging, moving, engrossing and thrilling all in one beautifully-filmed package. Yes, there was a lot of detail skipped over – but to be fair, they were taking in Turing’s life from his childhood […]

I just watched this video. And you should too. Yes, there’s a very local Dublin story that sits behind this speech. But it’s also a universal story. A story about every gay man and woman who has wondered what it is – what precisely it is – about them that bigots hate. I could be flippant and make […]

I really don’t know where to start with this story  I said many months ago that the best thing about the UKIP party getting more press exposure would be their inevitable public implosion once more of their members got to be heard. Here (after the ridiculous buffoon Godfrey Bloom) is another example: A UKIP Councillor blaming the […]

I woke this morning to the news that Alan Turing has received a Royal Pardon. Never heard of him? Read on to learn about his contribution to the Allied effort in World War II. Despite this key contribution, his sexual orientation resulted in prosecution, public humiliation, private anguish and ultimately his suicide. Because what you […]

…to adequately describe the level of madness this story relates: Staff of the University of Lagos have lauded the work of one of their postgraduate students, Chibuihem Amalaha, for an experiment in which he claimed observations of magnets provided proof that homosexuality is unnatural. Mr Amalaha claimed that as the poles of magnets repel those […]

Obviously a slow news day* over at The Independent (I’ve already spotted two other non-stories this morning, about Jeremy Clarkson standing for parliament and Rudolph Hess’ secret war files): It is renowned for having one of the most tortuous electoral systems known to voters. Now the Eurovision song contest is itself in danger of receiving […]