I’ve written before about how coming out is never one moment, it’s a continual process in a world where straight is still the default. (A slight aside here, today I accompanied a client to the doctor’s and was asked if I was a friend or partner in a situation that would not have been read … Read More
Lancaster’s Second Pride, and the last one I marched in because COVID managed to cancel last years. Look at us all! Lovely Queer Ladies marching.
Last year I named my ultimate, life-long Queer Icon. This year I’m going to name the person who has been most Queerly Iconic to me, and that absolutely has to be Symone. She’s the Drag Race winner of this year but that’s not what makes her iconic to me. What makes her iconic to me … Read More
Last year I wrote that it was the people, the sense of community and family. I stand by that, I was absolutely right, but also, there’s more. It’s the language, the jokes, the shared experience. The fact that Being Queer is Awesome. We get to be one the edge of mainstream culture (that makes us … Read More
I found this difficult to answer last year, I kept thinking about all the very easy to interact with things like Drag Race or stickers or the flags up around my house. Not really ‘culture’ per se, just nicely packaged rainbow QUEER ready for the capitalist system. But last year I was grieving, a friend, … Read More
Last year I used an old one, this year I’m using an even older one. This is of us when we went to Thailand.
The prompt for today is my favourite way of interacting with the queer community. My instinctive answer seems strange to me, because it’s dancing. I’m not really a big dancer, I mean that it’s not something I know much about. I got told to leave a ballet class as a child because I have no … Read More
I mean, this takes place in Pride month so this year there’s more bunting (we don’t just have the Pride Flag we have the Bi and Trans flags too) and I managed to buy a huge Pride flag with ‘#PRIDE’ printed across it.Usually we have some Pride flags across the place but me and The … Read More
I wrote last year that my favourite Queer Space was the middle of a Pride Parade. Tokyo was my first Pride Parade and I felt so utterly happy walking with the Dykenetwork and the women from the Chestnut and Squirrel and every single Pride march I have felt so happy. I’m not sure why I … Read More
(Content Note: If you’re uncomfortable with me talking about my kinks and/or feelings then this one isn’t for you!) As ever, when I talk about labels I feel like need to write an extensive disclaimer, so many queer women find labels to be problematic. I guess I kind of don’t when it comes to labels … Read More