Travesti

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Opposing imaginary ribaldry Detestable protests at a library Serious, stern of jaw and dour Objecting to Drag Queen Story Hour Reckoning kids are groomed and primed – But why don’t they protest at pantomimes? Alarmed at the harmless, dressed-up take-up … Read more

Tonight I Went to Heaven

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Tonight I went to Heaven after months of pain My friends held my hands, the man at the not-exactly-pearly gate checked my bag and the siren on the stage brought her dead pals to Heaven with her Tonight I went … Read more

Clerihew: J.K. Rowling

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J.K. Rowling Is bawling and howling That a wolf can change into a human But a man can’t change into a woman

What a Croc

Morning Star anti-trans cartoon

A response to an appallingly bigoted cartoon (pictured) which appeared in the Morning Star. An oversight has come to light our usual process transgressed, broke apart and through the cracks crept a carnivorous cold-blooded cartoon a hand-drawn saurian, fawning, crawling, … Read more

Stonewall Was a Riot

It wasn’t the Stonewall focus group or the Stonewall business case It wasn’t the Stonewall let’s-present- our-most-acceptable-face Long years of asking nicely had not got us anywhere Our rulers did not hear us when we whispered: it’s not fair So … Read more

Stonewall Was A Riot

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From the pamphlet, Radical Chains: sexuality and class politics, 1999: “The rallying point of the gay liberation movement … the bar riot that ushered in the gay rights movement” … “Stonewall is the emblematic event in lesbian and gay history … Read more