Speak its Name! Quotations by and about gay men and women

A new collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Description This collection of quotations by and about gay people is a celebration of the advances in […]

April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady

LGBT History Month patron Stephen Whittle OBE recommends: Sarah and I had a fantastic , exhausting evening at the opening today of April Ashley; Portrait of a Lady at the Museum of LIverpool. If someone had told me back in 1974 when I worked in the Councillors Liason Office in Liverpool (answering letters from David […]

The Pride Reviewed

The Pride, a play written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, deals with men coming to terms with their sexual identity (or not) in two different time periods; 1958 and 2008. This intensely powerful and tragicomic production by Jamie Lloyd deals with the pressures of coming to terms with being gay on a personal level but it […]

The Secret Life of Oscar Wide, by Neil McKenna

The Secret Life of Oscar Wide, by Neil McKenna 2004 Arrow Books ISBN 9780099415459 Reviewed by Tony Fenwick   I took this biography with me as holiday reading in Italy and in Cromer. Wherever people saw me with it they would comment – either in English or Italian – on what a genius Wilde was […]

Professor Arthur Sullivan reviews a classic about Transition

Dear Sir or Madam ( A Journey from Female to Male) by Mark Rees;, reviewed by Arthur Sullivan About half way through this account of his journey from female to male, Mark Rees remarks that “[t]he most important part of the role change is the transsexual person’s acceptance by society”.  As well as his own […]