The past was deeply homophobic. It drove would be out gays, lesbians and bisexual people deep underground and now is their time to walk, heads held high into the light. When I used to volunteer for an LGBT+ helpline, our […]
For what it’s worth, I’ve never even once had any regret over the way I told my parents I was gay.
Overcoming and Living with HIV: Matt Freeman talks about his second anniversary of living with HIV.
Newspaper The Sun has reported that a premier league footballer has ‘paid to keep his male lover quiet’. There is almost always talk of a footballer being gay. In 2018, we still don’t have a premier league footballer that is […]
The computer game, Football Manager is to feature gay players. I find this one of the most refreshing and liberating moves of 2017. Although it also angers me that it’s taken until 2017 for it to happen. And it’s so […]
Around 4 years ago I went back into the closet. This was at the time of moving home to a new area and a new job. A recent stirring in the nether region suggests to me it is time to […]
Coming out of the closet is a different experience for everyone and it may not always be as positive as the Diana Ross song. For most people, you’ll end up coming out more than once – which people don’t really […]
What was I? Getting information was difficult in the 1970s. It was all so confusing. My point of reference was the tabloid press. It was what my father and grandfather read and the only available resource. I knew I couldn’t […]
We Should Applaud Those Brave Enough to Come Out, Not Tear Them Down… Seeing the trolls was obviously disappointing,but not surprising. Discovering that many of the trolls were other gay people was even more disappointing… With the news […]
I’m out to everybody. These days I rarely need to come out and say that I’m gay, but it wasn’t always like that. Over the years I’ve come out to family, friends, work colleagues and even my GP. There have […]
Over the past few years, transgender visibility has improved greatly with a number of trans people becoming very public through the media and I was even featured on Match of the Day‘s Premier League football show recently. So why do […]