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Jun 30 2014

Rolf Harris: the day it turned out nice men can be predators

Admitting Harris was a nice guy means admitting, too, that apparent nice guys do what he did.

Jun 17 2014

Chapter 9: Attention

If it had been true I was making being gay up so my peers cared about me, they cared entirely the wrong way.

Jun 13 2014

Chapter 7: Stranger Danger

I was always told the Internet threatened my safety. The truth was, it healed me.

Jun 11 2014

Chapter 6: The Age of Consent

What Jonathan did was just one gory detail in a much bigger picture.

Jun 10 2014

Chapter 5: Friends with Benefits

In some ways, I’ve lived past this. In others, I haven’t.

Jun 06 2014

Chapter 2: Other Boys

Once ‘gay’ meant anything, it meant people unlike me or anyone I knew.

Feb 19 2014

Unsex me here! Gender, Julie Bindel and Gia Milinovich

Reference to all kinds of transphobia, be warned, ensues immediately. Overture ‘We are angry with ourselves’, Suzanne Moore of New Humanist and other zines wrote this time last year of women, ‘for not being happier, not being loved properly and not having the ideal body shape – that of a Brazilian transsexual.’ The article, on …

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Dec 19 2013

No, gay marriage won’t fucking well stop HIV

Not many know gay marriage is a legacy of AIDS. Attempts by same-sex couples at the turn of the nineties to have partnerships legally recognised – in Denmark, New York, Hawaii – were prompted, in the words of the New York Times, by an epidemic that ‘brought questions of inheritance and death benefits to many …

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Sep 10 2013

‘Mild paedophilia’: Richard Dawkins’ molestation comments in depth

NB: contains personal reference to molestation/abuse, statements trivialising them. Camp Dawkins have been after me since this morning, claiming that post misrepresented him, took what he said out of context or misunderstood his point. I don’t think any of this holds, and I’m conscious too that I’ve heard clarifications from him before. When he told Rebecca Watson …

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Sep 05 2013

Cameron’s Britain: this property-owning democracy is not place for queer youth

When Margaret Thatcher died this April, ‘Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ reached number two on the UK singles chart. Campaigns on social networks all but swept the song to the top spot, but the BBC, citing concerns of propriety, offense and taste, refused to play the song in its official countdown. Instead, a five second clip was shown …

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