Oh, Britain’s got Talent… everything about that show is just so terrible. The production, the judges, the fake audience “reactions”. But sometimes the contestants aren’t. And if 14-year-old Jack manges to grow up like Ronan did he’s gonna be one hell of a pretty dancer, that’s for sure.
- American anti-trans bathroom bills could authorise
teachers to demand to see their students naked
- 8 US states still ban discussion of gay issues in school
- Boy being bullied for being gay sets himself on fire
- Pope attacks marriage equality & transgender people
- Police investigates shots fired at LGBT museum Berlin
“I come from a same sex family and so marriage equality is a hugely important issue to me personally.
I have felt constantly frustrated by the lack of equality in Northern Ireland, not only do I see my government telling me that my family doesn’t deserve legal recognition but I can see that the vast majority of people in Northern Ireland are in favour of marriage equality.
Our government is out of touch; those who believe that love only occurs between people the government approves of, a group who believe that not all of its people are equal is being given a bigger say than anyone else. This is unfair.
I figured my best way to try and speak up was a video. I sent a letter to my local MLA Gordon Dunne asking him to explain why he voted against the marriage equality bill in the Northern Ireland Assembly. After 4 weeks of waiting for a reply I decided to made my video explaining the letter and the situation around marriage equality in Northern Ireland.
Since I made the video and posted it I have had a hugely positive response online. It has now been over 6 weeks since I sent my letter and there has been still absolutely no response from Gordon Dunne or the DUP.”
Darragh Tibbs, 15, County Down, Northern Ireland.
The short below was made by school kids from the UK as part of the Iris Prize Outreach Education project. You are who you are is one film in a series produced to educate other students about queer issues and bullying.
The porn & sex industry is always on the frontier of tech innovation and virtual reality, by many expected to be the next big thing in our lives, is no exception from this rule. Nothing drives creativity–and sales–like sex.
The BBC recently did a documentary on the subject and no matter if you’re in a long-distance relationship or just looking for new ways to enjoy yourself alone or with others, it’s worth a look. There’s a little preview below and you can watch the whole thing here.
Robbie is a pretty one…
British YouTuber Calum McSwiggan thinks that the lack of education about queer aspects of life, including sex, in many schools is something we shouldn’t just accept. So he started a video series called Gay Sex 101 in which he wants to tackle several aspects of non-heterosexual intercourse to fill the gaps of knowledge teenagers are often left with when it comes to this topic.
His first video, which you can check out above, gives a (very short) overview of examples of romantic and sexual same-sex relationships throughout history. It’s obviously impossible to cover more than some basics during the span of an average YouTube videos and and if you know a thing or two about history you’ll be left with a strong desire to throw in some “But..”s and “Too be precise”s but his intent is obviously a good one and spreading some much needed information, no matter how basic, can never hurt.
We had pictures, videos, films, music and so on. Let’s try something new and rather nostalgic: Stories! I’ll pick some funny, silly, hot or otherwise interesting fanfics or other stories for you every now and then and you can save them for cosy Sunday mornings if you wish ;) Send us your favourite stories as well!
Today’s theme: Game of Thrones!
The Hand of the King by Nicholas Patrick
Tommen, first of his name, King of Andals, the Rhoyar and the First Men, Defender of the Faith and Lord Protector of the Seven Kingdoms perched anxiously upon the Iron Throne. His herald stepped forward preparing to announce his first and only appointment at court for the day.
“Ser Loras Tyrell of Higharden,” the herald barked before resuming his hovering position to the left and slightly behind the chair forged of 1000 swords (or like 200 if you just watch the show). Loras entered looking slightly confused. He couldn’t remember how he had ended up back at court.
“Your Grace,” he said hoping to find out just what was going on. “Why have I been summoned? The last thing I remember was either being horribly burned at the siege of Dragonstone or locked up by the Faith Militant on false allegations.” The King stood.
“My good Ser Loras, we’re in the show’s version of events. I am the super cute 17 year old Tommen who loves boning your sister, not the affable 6 year old who plays with cats from the books.”
Somehow that made sense as all the courtiers turned and nodded agreement to each other. But that only half answered why the heir (or 3rd son, depending on your perspective) to Highgarden was summoned by his brother by law. Tommen began to clarify for him.
“You see, I have been unable to secure the release of your sister, the Queen or my mother, the Queen, but the High Sparrow told me I could have another Queen of sorts.”
The assembled crowd let out a hushed round of laughter that ended when the herald pounded his staff on the stone floor. “I don’t understand your Grace… What is going on?” the Knight of the Flowers inquired.
“On the condition that you accept 7 punishments for your crimes (crimes which for the record, I’m totally ok with; It’s just religion, you know) you will be released into my custody where I plan to name you the Hand of the King,” Tommen declared causing murmurs to rise up from the lords and ladies inside Maegor’s Holdfast.
Loras was relieved and afraid all at the same time. He just had two more questions for his King. “Thank you my King,” he began. “I am forever in your debt. But I wonder, what are these 7 punishments, and which Loras Tyrell am I again? The late teen, lithe and agile but surprisingly strong Loras from the books, or the beefcake mid 20s Loras from the show…” his voice trailed off.