Online dating is either a great way to meet people, or the perfect way to kill what ever self esteem you have left. Kris spent a couple of weeks online and found herself becoming obsessive about messages, and constantly disappointed by reality.
Tole heads off on a tour of Eastern Europe, happy in the knowledge that no one will be surprised if she steps on a landmine. Once she realised that wasn’t going to happen, she went in search of the lesbian scene. Kind of.
Are you a feminist? If you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you are. Have you ever been slagged off for being a feminist? I’m guessing you have. The dreaded F word.
My favourite question to ask the internet has been “How do I tell if somebody likes me?”. Skip Google and use Tole’s handy tips.
Looking at the statistics, lady-loving ladies are at a higher risk than their straight counterparts of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovary disease, ovarian cancer, obesity, eating disorders and mental health disorders.
A few months back, Bindel wrote an article for the Huffington Post called “Where’s the Politics in Sex?”. There are things she says that make sense. Like how we all face compulsory heterosexuality from birth. And how she made a positive choice to be a lesbian. Good for her! We really do live in a world that assumes heterosexuality of (almost) all of us. And choosing to embrace your sexuality, to decide who and how you will love is brilliant.
Bi visibility is always an odd one. We’re constantly on about being erased, and we’re hyper-critical of anyone who is openly bi. We expect perfect behaviour from our role models. Can’t be too stereotypical. Can’t be seen to be sleeping around too much.
Starting out at college? Or going back and for another year? Another of Gaelick’s amazing new writers, Agnes Von Kenn, shares her tuppenceworth: Just about two weeks ago, I started my first year studying arts at University College Dublin (UCD) in Belfield. In the midst of trying to navigate the massive campus and [...]
Whenever myself and the missus detect a frisson of celez on our gaydar, we light up and are proud to have another famous lesbian on “our team”, and witter on about who we’d want to include – such as Ellen Page or Kristen Stewart. But sometimes we cringe when we hear who might be on our team. Who are your ultimate queerbians?
Katie Taylor has become a hero for both boys and girls. I think that is the real success story. I think it’s very safe to say that she is the first Irish female athlete to become a hero for young boys.
Orla Tinsley appeared on Miriam Meets at the weekend, with her parents, Brian and Patricia, speaking about her life and experiences. Towards the end of the programme, she discussed with Miriam O’Callaghan how she came to understand her own sexuality and the decision to include this aspect of her personal life in her autobiography, “Salty Baby”. Here’s a snippet!
From speaking to other young gay people, I have learned that I am not the only person who feels uncomfortable engaging in a PDA with a partner. Should I fight the fear and do it anyway?
“Oh…she’s…straight?” a lesbian friend of mine pronounces the word as if it is some alien concept, her confusion/slight distaste clearly evident.
Three Veils is an impressive film chronicaling the same story told from the points of view of three Muslim American women. We meet the women, Leila (Mercedes Masohn), Amira (Angela Zahra) and Nikki (Sheetal Sheth)
It’s been about two years now that we’ve been trying with a known donor and all the best Internet chatrooms recommended methods for getting pregnant. Nothing has worked. It’s time to get serious as I’m approaching a serious age. Our families have chipped in, in lieu of birthday and Christmas presents, and we have an appointment at a fertility clinic.
“My Mammy and Daddy said you like girls,” my niece said calmly, before scooping some potato into her mouth. Almost choking on my turnip, I cast an inquisitive glance at her parents.