Witches’ Brew? Alcohol, Sex and the Gay Scene

I really like this post as it highlights some of the problems that exist when the gay scene is so reliant on alcohol. I do wish that there were more places for the discerning LGBT person to frequent which do not involve alcohol.

 

GMI Partnership

What does the gay scene mean to you and your mates? What comes into your head when you picture Soho, Canal Street or your own local gay scene? Well, however you answered the question there’s a good chance that you were thinking about your favourite bars and clubs. Drinking is a big part of gay culture and even in the age of apps and hook-up sites many gay and bisexual men meet up on the gay scene.  Alcohol is such an endemic part of the gay scene that it sometimes appears harmless and unremarkable (I mean almost everyone has one in their hand, after all), but going out and having a few too many drinks on a Friday or Saturday night can leave you with more than just a nasty hangover the next morning. Thousands of gay and bisexual men are also waking up the morning after the night before…

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15 years after Matthew Shepard: so much achieved for gay rights, but so much more to do

I remember reading my copy of Gay Times about the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard. At the time I ended up in tears, and this evening re-reading about the murder, looking at photographs of those responsible as well as of that infamous fence in the State of Wyoming and the well known family photo of Matthew. … … Continue reading 15 years after Matthew Shepard: so much achieved for gay rights, but so much more to do

Support gay marriage or the gays will marry your girlfriends

Extending marriage rights to gay couples as well as straight couples seems a long way off for those of us living in Northern Ireland. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 has been passed in Westminster for England and Wales, the Scottish Parliament is looking at it, but the politicians up in Stormont are still … Continue reading Support gay marriage or the gays will marry your girlfriends

If “Heterophobia” Were Real – via Buzzfeed

All You Need Is Love? highlights a teen living in a world that exists in opposition to the one we live in now. In this short, the terms “gay” and “straight” and the conceptions and cultural stigmas attached to them are completely reversed. What makes this video so powerful is its inclusion of family and community, showing … Continue reading If “Heterophobia” Were Real – via Buzzfeed