Category Archives: Gay Life

Sydney Food Diary: Priscillas at the Imperial Hotel, Erskineville

Did Priscillas really go there? Why, yes, they did. The photo above is from their Rood Food menu, a roasted carrot with two zucchini herb balls with a creamy sauce, and let’s not get into interpreting what the rest of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Sean Greer’s Less, Fiction

Less by Andrew Sean Greer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved Arthur Less, the protagonist of the novel Less. I’ve occasionally fallen in love with the voice of an author or one of their characters but then realised … Continue reading

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Book Review: Garth Greenwell’s What Belongs To You

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell My rating: 3 of 5 stars There was a phase in gay fiction where authors (or their fictional stand-ins) seemed to be lauded for writing about their encounters with poor, rough sex workers. … Continue reading

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Terrible Gay Films: Keep the Lights On

It makes sense, when one is in a minority, to seek out images and affirmation of the group one belongs to. So, gay film was certainly a part of my coming out process, and a way to explore and affirm … Continue reading

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Adelaide Feast Festival 2010

I was honoured to be invited to the Adelaide Feast Festival as one of the only out of state authors. I flew in for the weekend of 27-28 November to take part in their WordFeast Day as a panel of … Continue reading

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Eternal Flame

Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlingDo you feel my heart beating, do you understand?Do you feel the same, am I only dreaming?Is this burning an eternal flame? Rumi is a short man, with a bit of a stomach … Continue reading

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The Only Gay Bar in the Village

On my first night in Delhi, which is also my first night in India, I work with a colleague into the early evening, late enough that my friend Sunni who was going to meet up with other gay friends has … Continue reading

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