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Closets and Chronicles

In the dimly lit corner of my cluttered office, surrounded by a tower of half-empty coffee cups and a mountain of half-written notes, I’m embarking on a literary adventure destined to change lives (or at least entertain a few people). Okay, so it probably won’t change lives but it’ll make [read more…]

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Please stop calling people homophobic.

I don’t like the word “homophobia” when it’s used to describe a dislike or hatred towards the LGBT+ community. I never have. I agree fully this Morgan Freeman quote: “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared, you’re an asshole.” I don’t know whether it’s [read more…]

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Firsts

While searching through old files on my laptop I found this.  This was the first poem I ever read at Toastmasters.  I remember trying to find a poem I liked but couldn’t chose from the vast array so in the end I wrote my own. One of the things that [read more…]

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My thoughts on ‘that’ tweet.

Yesterday the tweet below appear as a retweet in my timeline. As a gay man, I have never been to a gay pride march, nor will I go to one. I despise them. I lived through Section 28, it did me no harm. I don’t force what I am on [read more…]

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Gay Labels

Over the years of being gay and going to various bars, clubs, nights, hoot nannies, exhibitions, shin-digs, festivals, marches, (I could go on with this list!) I’ve seen all sorts of labels given to gay men. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not one or I just don’t listen [read more…]

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500 Things

A while ago I was challenged to write 100 things about myself. I like a challenge so I thought I’d make it 500 and what a perfect way to start this journal. I hate my first name yet it’s the one I hear most of all! I believe I would [read more…]