BOOK REVIEW: We’re queer and we should be here by Darryl Telles.

We’re queer and we should be here By Darryl Telles. Darryl Telles’s lifelong passion for his beloved Tottenham Hotspur is a real passion, yet like other gay...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Manhood: The Bare Reality by Laura Dodsworth

WARNING: This review does contain pictures of penises. It may not be work safe. Be warned. There are no knob puns though. These days we are all less bound by gender and...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Straight Expectations by Peggy Cryden

An excellent book and most useful to any parent/s experiencing gender diversity matters with their children or who yearn to learn from lived and loving experience in how to...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

BOOK REVIEW: The Merry Millionaire Duology by John Wells

This is a story of privilege and indulgence, of luxury and secrets of seeming to be one thing, but being another and it’s also a story of white privilege in last days of...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Timber by Dale Lazarov & Player

In 'Timber', a hunky third-wheel bachelor goes on a quiet hike in his solitude after his paired up friends disturb his sleep by having endless early morning sex in the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

BOOK REVIEW: No Fear No Shame by Alice Denny

This new collection of poems from Alice Denny, like herself, is slim but packs a punch. There is an essential contradiction in all Denny’s poems; like all poets she’s both...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Black Wave: Michelle Tea

Teas' prose is wonderful, Queer, lusciously Lesbo, darkly Dykey and frothy, filthy and fun. It's a seriously gripping and evocative tale of Queer women love in all the messy...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Bitch Doctrine – Essays for Dissenting Adults: Laurie Penny

Noted British feminist writer tackles gender, sexism, identity, and power issues in a world being laid waste by “kamikaze capitalism.” From her opening premise that ‘toxic...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017

PREVIEW: Polari tenth birthday tour comes to the Marlborough Theatre

London’s multi award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to the Marlborough Theatre on Friday, October 20, as part of its tenth birthday tour, funded by Arts Council England. 
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

Research urges discussion about the term LGBT+ community!

The phrase 'LGBT community' can be problematic and must be used with caution, according to research from Sheffield Hallam University. The UK-wide study, which included...

Polari First Book Prize shortlist announced

f championing LGBT+ voices with UK-wide tour. The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize 2017 was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank...

BOOK REVIEW: Queer City: Peter Ackroyd

Ackroyd connects us modern day queers up with our Celtic and Roman forbearers and all the benders, faggots, dykes,  trannies, queers, inverts, perverts, queens, Ganymede’s,...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Ocean Vuong: Night sky with exit wounds

This book is a magical journey into the imagination and talents of Vuong’s mind and worth pursing for anybody interesting in poems which can change, more spells than...
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Bahamian LGBT+ activist Helen Klonaris at Charleston by Maria Jastrzębska

This autumn Small Wonder, the festival dedicated to short stories, is hosting Bahamian writer and LGBT+ activist Helen Klonaris as its British Council International Writer in...