I felt so torn reading this book. On the one hand, it is beautifully written. It’s one of the best pieces of prose I’ve read in a long time. It is, rightfully, a classic. Isherwood writes about grief and ageing, what it means to keep living even after loss. It takes place over a single day, the main character’s last day alive, and uses the same stream of consciousness style of writing as some of Isherwood’s younger contemporaries, but feels much more accessible and deliberate than a lot of the Beats.
Allyship can take many forms, such as emotional support, being there for people when they come out, and being a voice when homophobia and transphobia are present. If you're a member of the Queer community, here's some tips for being there for everyone.
I struggled to write this review. Like, a lot. For weeks after I finished the book I would sit down at my laptop and say out loud, to no one, “I don’t want to write this.” Not because it’s not a good book. It is! Sweet, funny, and sad. Insightful and raunchy. It’s got the beautifully dry sense of humour and candid, call-a-spade-a-spade, informalness that I love about kiwi culture and a lot of New Zealand writing.
The Hanky Code emerged in the USA in the 1970’s (some say New York on the East coast, some say San Francisco on the West coast) as a way to signal (using back pockets) to others in the Queer community just what exactly you’re into. By simply sneaking a glance at the booty, anyone who knows what’s up can either give you a knowing nod, a tight lipped smile, or come over and ask to buy you a drink.
How can I describe this book? It will break your heart. More than your heart, it will break you wide open. This book is a scalpel, the tip of an arrow, a bullet wrapped in silk. You’ll find yourself turning to your partner in bed with tears in your eyes, asking if you can please just read them something. You’ll find yourself wishing you owned more copies so you can lend it to everyone you know.
Whether you’re new to packing or an old deft hand - you’ll know how packers and STPs can stick to everything. Unless you want to collect bits of fluff, dirt, you, or remnants of glitter, then you’ll definitely want to grab yourself a pot or two of packer dust.
Wading through the mire of social media can seem like a bottomless pit sometimes - but fear not! We've created a list of some of the coolest peeps in the LGBTQAI+ community who we follow, who we think you should follow, and who are generally just super cool.
The Cyclone STP is one of our entry level STP's available. Made by Tranzwear, the Cyclone has a funnel fed through a Mr Limpy packer so you can pack and pee. The Cyclone was a new STP for us, so rather than give you our personal opinion, we thought we would let members of the community tell us their thoughts.
We were fortunate enough to have some wonderful volunteers put their hands up to review some of the products we have in store. We will be collating and releasing these product by product - so stay tuned! As always we would love some more reviewers to help others in the community who aren't able to try before they buy.
Pronouns are super important to get right, and although it can take a while to get someone's pronouns down pat, the effort is worth the comfort of all involved. If you intentionally misgender someone to make a point or when you're angry at them then you are, in fact, a prick.
Approximately 1.7% of the population is Intersex. Intersex is a generally descriptive term that identifies people whose reproductive anatomy, chromosomes, or hormones don't fit a binary characteristic.
With the recent launch of the Weight Watchers app for children (don’t even get us started on how fucked up that is) and our journey locating inclusive stock for our clothing collection, we thought it prudent to write a wee blog on the matter!