Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 27

Out and about the LGBT web

Saeed Jones wrote a great article on Buzzfeed this week about the responsibility that the media has to report stories about transgender individuals with some respect for their subject. It’s worth a read and because I couldn’t have put it better myself I’m not going to paraphrase it here. Having said this, it hasn’t been […]

January 20

Out and about the LGBT web

This week, equality and diversity charity Metro published a survey of 7,000 16 to 25 year olds about their experiences of sexuality discrimination. The survey found that 52 per cent of respondents had self-harmed, while 44 per cent had considered suicide as a result of discrimination in education, employment or the community. As a result, the […]

January 14

Cece McDonald: victim not villain

Having just completed watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix, and thoroughly enjoyed it, my attention was caught this week by a real life story that has also just finished playing out in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cece McDonald is not a name that is known in the UK, but her case has made waves in […]

January 05

Same-Sex Marriage, From Both Sides: A Review of V.T. Davy’s A Very Civil Wedding

Originally posted on Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian:
Like Danika at the Lesbrary, I was quite surprised by British author V.T. Davy’s unusual novel A Very Civil Wedding.  I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like it.  I guess technically A Very Civil Wedding is a novel, but it certainly doesn’t follow any narrative structure…