Despite knowing—on some level at a very young age that I was a lesbian, it took a silly amount of time for the pink penny to finally, consciously drop.
Into my university years I was writing entry after entry in my diary about how beautiful my latest girl-crush’s eyes were … yet expressing in the very next paragraphs my bewilderment as to why I never felt excited when a boy touched me.
The idea that remained with me is that my teacher, ‘Miss Williams’ and I were lovers in our past lives, that I had had a sudden death and so had carried the intensity of our love, grief from the rift, and recognition of my lover, into my current life. Miss Williams, on the other hand, had lived for a long time after my death, she had overcome the love, her grief had subsided, and she no longer recognised me in this life.
As a disclaimer, I should like to emphasise that the passing of the years has in every way corrected the behaviour I am about to describe. And yet, I confess, I was once this person…
What was to become a life-long obsession with diary-writing began like this …
Thursday 9th October 1986
“Not in an unpleasant way.”
I felt compelled to jot down the above snippet of homophobia made by one of my teachers when I was seventeen.
I made the note in my school homework diary, using Greek letters (I had studied Greek at ‘O’ level). The teacher had made a remark about another teacher which was ambiguous and could have meant that the second teacher was gay…
You need to be sure.
Like sure, sure not “she’s alright” sure.
So we’ve devised a fool proof way of knowing that you’ve found The One.
(Legally we’re obliged to let you know that it’s not fool proof and just because you don’t satisfy all of the below, there’s no need to call off the wedding and vice versa…)
Bec and Sebastian came to our attention with their acoustic rendition of Jessie J’s hit song ‘Price Tag’.
Apart from being ridiculously talented, they’re also super cool – so cool that Ricky Martin picked them to be in his group on The Voice Australia.
Billie Myers has quite the voice and quite the story…
It was just another day in LA for British native, Billie Myers; trying to jump start a diet, she was lying on a colonic table, when her mobile phone rang. She was informed that Universal Records had dropped her.
This was just the start of a few turbulent years that saw Billie diagnosed with depression.
But she’s back with a new album, a new label and being unapologetically Billie…
Recently deciding I wanted to dress in drag, or as a man, I found myself doing a bit of research.
This mainly consisted of perusing the Internet whilst eating too many almonds, and talking to experienced Drag Kings about what it is that they do and how they do it.
I’ve put together a list of pointers and resources for others who might be in the position I was in some time ago.
You would have seen our Brighton Pride take over on the blog home page and if you haven’t, what on earth are you waiting for?
And because we’re so excited to be a part of it, we rounded up a series of the girls providing the tunes.