I have to confess i don’t get it. I really don’t.
Both the froth by those who would like the title of “married” in place of “civil partnership” – and the froth from those on t’other side who would rather same sex couples didn’t end up acquiring this title.
Maybe its cause i am mostly a practical girl when it comes to legal stuff. Read the rest of this entry »
Now there’s interesting. Below, i have reproduced pretty verbatim a release from the Board of America Magazine – which is perhaps the US’ leading catholic weekly publication.
Huh? Why so. Well – and i am pretty sure this is known, so hardly problematic – Matt also, as a Deacon, assisted at a couple of Soho Masses while completing his theological studies at Heythrop College.
The latter, for those not up on such things, are the Bishop of London’s attempt to maintain an open line to London’s lgbt community. Read the rest of this entry »
Interesting. My last post on this topic – trans sexuality – which was mostly the dipping of a toe into water, evoked a bit more controversy than i expected.
In part, i think, because the language was not entirely familiar: one peep appeared to think that “sexual narrative” was journo-speak for smutty story. But also because of some of the reasons i alluded at and more.
So i’m going to take a second bite of the cherry here (ooer, missus!) and try and put my thoughts in order. Read the rest of this entry »
With that initial promise…to boldly go where no man has gone before…that Star Trek would be a haven for diverse sexuality. But that would be to fail to acknowledge the innate conservatism of US TV executives, and the studio system behind them.
With the result that despite plenty of gestures in the direcxtion of inter-racial (and even inter-species) “getting it on” – and despite the stated intent ofseries creator Gene Rodenberry to add lgbt characters as far back as the earlty ’90′s – same sex encounters, of any form, are remarkably noticeable by their absence.
Which doesn’t prevent Star Trek from including a certain amount of lesbian eye candy, almost by accident (see below). Read the rest of this entry »