As a gay man I have, on many occasions, been questioned about the need for gay pride celebrations. Many people have pointed out just how far the LGBTQ community has come, certainly in the Western world, and they're right - things have changed for the better in a lot of ways. However, some groups of… Continue reading Why don’t we have Straight Pride?
Anybody who knows me will know I love Winter. I love the early nights, the twinkly lights, I love the excuse to wrap up warm. I love the abundance of warming spices and biscuity candles, I love the seasonal drinks at Starbucks, and I love Christmas. Christmas is such a magical time for many and… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Giftmas
We've all seen those hideous baby videos of expectant parents bursting balloons / cutting into cakes / firing guns (yes, really - just take a look at Etsy). Blue frosting is boy, pink frosting is girl, but take a moment and think about what those gender-reveals are saying. Picture it (Sicily, 1922). The balloon bursts.… Continue reading Genderless Children (And The Philosopher’s Stone)