A recent article in The Irish Times celebrated the ordinariness of same-sex parents. But this merely serves to minimise the difficulties faced by same-sex parents in Ireland. Here’s one woman’s view.
This week is Stand Up! An LGBT anti-bullying awareness Week, organised by BeLonG To, and in honour of that I’d like to talk about coming out. Coming out is something we all have to think about at some point. I spent about three years sorting it out in my head enough to come to a … [Read more...]
Larissa Gargan, country music singer and out and proud lesbian is on the verge of launching a promising solo career. We spoke to Larissa about her two singles, sexuality, her band and of course country music.
Germany’s Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the latest retired sportsman to come out publically and has had an amazingly positive reaction. Does this mean we have really moved on?
Friday 11th October is National Coming Out Day. Coming out. What a simple term for an incredibly complex and [continuous] process. Coming out sounds as if you ‘out’ yourself, just the once, and from then on everybody will just know. And that’s it, job done.
John Paulk has decided that living a lie is no longer for him and has completely cut ties with both the gay conversion campaign and his ex-gay wife, who is still entirely devoted to the movement.
We all know the stereotype, the tomboy out playing with the boys in the park, and as you get older it becomes the beer-drinking lesbian who’s great for sitting down with the lads talking about the latest premiership match.
I have been dating my best friend for the last month. My best friend is a boy. Before anyone starts throwing stones of “passing”, “straight privilege”, “heteronormativity,” or “attention seeking skank”, hear me out.
Family Christmas is one of those things that can strike love, frustration, excitement or outright fear into our hearts. It depends on your relationship to your family, but for most of us there is probably a combination of all of the above.
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.
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!
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!
Being at a loose end for a good read, I started asking friends what would be on their “essential reading” list. The same title kept coming up over and over again, “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg.