Audre Lorde called herself a ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,’ and it’s easy to see why. She dedicated her life and her (not inconsiderable amount of) creative skill to confronting the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Her poetry, and ‘indeed all of her writing,’ according to Joan Martin in Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: feminist/poet/activist/woc #GAYICON AUDRE LORDE"
OK so yesterday’s entry was pretty good but even my love for sonnets can’t overshadow how cool this woman was. Roberta Elizabeth Marshall Cowell was a racing driver and World War II fighter pilot. She was the first known British transsexual woman to undergo sex reassignment surgery.Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #TRANSGENDERICON ROBERTA COWELL"
THAT’S RIGHT IT’S A SPECIAL IN HONOUR OF MY BIRTHDAY: MY BOYFRIEND, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AKA BILLY SHAKES Okay so we don’t know for definite that my babe was bisexual. But still! I’m not alone in this theory. In fact, it’s so well known that I first learned about the idea through – guess what – […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #BISEXUALICON WILLIAM ‘BILLY’ SHAKESPEARE"
OH LOOK! TWO FOR ONE! Okay, I admit, this is more of a personal pick than the others, BUT I would totally argue is just as worthy of a mention as the other badass gay icons I’ve featured on this blog. Captain Jack is the person who introduced me to the idea that you could […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #PANSEXUALICON CAPTAIN JACK // #GAYICON JOHN BARROWMAN"
As far as I’m concerned, this woman is not just an icon, she’s a total badass. Gay Rights activist Ruth Ellis (1899-2000) is widely recognized for being the oldest openly gay lesbian upon her death aged 101. Tennessee-born Ellis came out sometime around 1915, and stayed out for the rest of her life. Throughout her life, […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #GAYICON RUTH ELLIS"
LITANY IN WHICH CERTAIN THINGS ARE CROSSED OUT, R SIKEN. WHEN THE LAMP IS SHATTERED, P SHELLEY. Love in these two poems is shown to be a complex and layered abstract; both Siken and Shelley use imagery to explore the difficulties of love. They both use figurative and descriptive language to craft deeply expressive poems. […]Read more "THE EXPERIENCE OF LOVE (shelley and siken poetry analysis)"
This article is about the film, the character, and not so much her sexuality. I know that it’s an odd way to start my Pride month posts, but really, I needed to tell people about this film. Eleven days ago, my friend J and I went to see Wonder Woman in the cinema. Now, neither […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #BISEXUALICONWONDERWOMAN"