Book Review: Let's Get This Straight

Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents by Tina Fakhrid-Deen is a book focused on supporting, helping and empowering children whose parents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or/and queer (abbreviated LGBTQ). Fakhrid-Deen first of all sets out to explain that LGBTQ families do exist and are just as important […]

Rory's Boys, by Alan Clark

Rory’s Boys by Alan Clark- Published by Arcadia Books- ISBN 978-1-906413-88-0   An excellent novel that humorously explores the implications of age for gay men. Basically, a rich gay orphan gets told he looks old by a would-be one night stand,  inherits his fascist granny’s mansion and turns it into an old people’s home for […]

Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks, a Channel 4 soap set in a fictional suburb of Chester, is a strange beast. Aimed at teenagers, on one level it’s like an economy-value Dynasty, with similarly overblown and contrived storylines; but instead of champagne-drenched catfights the inhabitants of the ‘Oaks settle their differences by glassing each other or burning down the local […]