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Equal Ever After by Lynne Featherstone [here on amazon] This is the book of the story of the same-sex marriage bill. Think of it as kinda the book of the film. Everything you remember, a couple of subplots you totally missed, and some explanations of bits you didn’t quite understand at the time.  It’s told by the junior minister who […]

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Best Bi Books of the past year

The annual Bisexual Book Awards has unveiled its shortlist for the fourth year of awards with the best of bi literature in a range of categories. Last year’s ten categories has slimmed slightly to nine, losing the “best anthology” section. The winners will be announced on June 3rd. For more on bisexual books see our Bi Books page with past […]

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Bisexuality – death, despair and desertion

Lantana (dir. Ray Lawrence) Australia 2001. On release now. (Lantana on amazon) There’s a way of reading films with bi people in them which says that if a bisexual character ends a film badly, the odds are s/he’s being punished for their bisexuality. Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger? Shrivels away to dust. Stephen Rea in The Crying Game? In jail. […]

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Book Review: And Then There Were Three

Book Review: And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha by Julia G. Fox West Yorkshire, April 2016. On Amazon, here. I find well-written memoirs fascinating, I enjoy novels written in epistolary form, and I’ve complained more than once elsewhere about the lack of stories in which poly relationships are portrayed in ways that feel real – i.e. the […]

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Back in the TARDIS

Book review. Queers Dig Time Lords – edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas. Published by Mad Norwegian Press, 2013. “The protagonists were not required to demonstrate their heterosexuality at every turn. Anyone could go with the Doctor, if they’d make that leap.” “The show wasn’t saying ‘You should be like this.’ It wasn’t even saying ‘Why aren’t you […]

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Book Review: The Stranger’s Child

Book Review: The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst Buy it via Amazon By the time I’d read the first few pages of this I knew why my friend had recommended it to me – all suppressed early-20th-century homoerotic undercurrents and (at least behavioural) bisexuality. It generation-hops every few chapters, ending up in the first decade of the 21st century, and […]

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Queering the Tardis

Or was it already queer long before Captain Jack arrived? Book review: Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It.  Edited: Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas, 2013.   Pub: Mad Norwegian Press (buy it on Amazon here) In recent years Mad Norwegian Press have had a lot of success with their books […]

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