LGBT, lifestyle, mental health, personal, Uncategorized

Valid: Mental Health Awareness and National Coming Out Day

This week has held two very important events directly relevant to my life, and... I never had a chance to speak about them. The truth is, on these days I wasn't feeling too fabulous, so I really had to prioritise my spoons, physically and emotionally, but these were also too important to me to simply… Continue reading Valid: Mental Health Awareness and National Coming Out Day

film, tv, and music, LGBT, literature, politics

Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

As the last episode of Series One of Channel 4's 'Ackley Bridge' airs tonight, I feel this is a key post to be sharing. Ackley Bridge has been wonderful for representation; BAME characters, LGBT issues, different cultures, and combining all, showing cultural and religious attitudes towards different issues. Nasreen's character has been vital in portraying… Continue reading Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

LGBT, politics

Glückwünsche Deutschland!

Liebe ist Liebe. Love is love. Yesterday, the courts of Germany made a very, very important choice: to legalise gay marriage. It's almost shocking to think it wasn't legal before- sometimes it's easy to forget that not long ago it wasn't legal in our own country. For over 3/4 of my life, LGBT marriage was… Continue reading Glückwünsche Deutschland!