Hellblazer character John Constantine will be the star of NBC’s newest show, based on the DC comics. But, as producers have recently established, he will not be bisexual, even though he is canonically queer in the comic books. Other issues that have arisen around the character include his intense love of cigarettes, and whether the network will approve such glorification of smoking.
In Ireland, north and south, men who have had sex with men (MSM) can never give blood. But this might be changing in the north as it has to get in line with the rest of the UK where it’s ok once you haven’t had sex with another man in a year.
Jessica Cornish (stage-named ‘Jessie J’) has been known to rock the pop charts with her top 20’s hits. Her music is flavored with R&B and hip hop influences that echo through catchy baselines and upbeat lyrics, and though she has produced only two albums, both have skyrocketed to the top hits list in the UK in only a matter of weeks after their respective releases.
The oldest bi-focused, national organisation in the United States is the Bisexual Resource Centre in Boston, and they have declared March to be Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
Olympian speedskater Ireen Wüst not only captured gold for the Netherlands but also for all the underdogs. As a bisexual woman and one of the very few out participants in the Winter Olympics she has unwittingly become a role model for LGBT people everywhere.
A Sinn Fein motion in Northern Ireland’s assembly to legalise same sex partnerships has been voted down. this is a set back but the fight for equality continues
Jason Collins of the NBA has become the very first openly gay player on a major American sports team. well done to him, his brave move will inspire countless people in and out of the sports world.
Malta move towards same sex marriage with the formation of an LGBT inclusive advisory council. They are also looking into trans rights and hopefully this will all lead to a safer and more equal society for all Maltese LGBTs.
At twenty years of age, marriage isn’t a huge concern for me right now. My lack of caring is only augmented by the fact that I am agnostic and bisexual – both of which make not thinking about the inevitability in Ireland of a church wedding (should I marry a man) is a preferable state of being.
I started questioning my spiritual beliefs just before I made my Confirmation. Science and doubt pervaded my thoughts and I flipped between blasphemous atheism and overwhelming Catholic guilt until I was fourteen.
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.
Since 1999, 23 September is a “Celebrate Bisexuality Day”. This occasion is an opportunity to address the particular issues bisexual people face and also to raise the awareness about bisexuality and to celebrate the diversity of and differences within the LGBTI communities.
Sometimes coming out leaves you wrapped up warm in your Spice Girls duvet, inhaling the Ben and Jerry’s, and praying for the world to forget about you. If you want to take the more practical option to dealing with this upheaval, here are my steps for survival!
For a growing number of people, “queer” is the way they express their identity. It’s an umbrella term which can be used to cover a whole host of sexualities and gender expressions.
This week, I lost quite a bit of faith in the LGBT student movement. What started off as a link left on a wall of a Facebook group, turned into a week-long debate that has left me somewhat disillusioned and if I’m honest, a little bit heartbroken. I don’t know if you have heard of the offensive train wreck of a television show called Work It currently being aired by ABC?
Meeting people online gives you the chance to come across as less of a plonker than you do in real life. But only if you make an effort to stand out. New Gaelick contributor, Tole, takes you through the ups and downs of being an online Casanova.