Dear white gay men: I'm calling you out

I cannot count the number of times a white gay man has messaged me on apps with openers like “I’d like to drain your big black cock” – which makes my skin shudder.

Racism isn't a question

I contemplated the title of this issue for a long time. I considered making it a question: ‘Is the gay community racist?’.


Author: Liam Murphy

Meet the white gay men who are racist

It’s a sad fact that elements of the gay community are racist. Some are overtly racist directly through their language and actions, while there are others who don’t even recognise that they are racist.

Beyond Grindr: Racism, fetishisation and reimagining queer black masculinities

Report after report and survey after survey demonstrates that for BAME people in LGBTQ communities racism is a near universal experience...very rarely do these reports answer more difficult questions about the nature of this racism.

Being black and gay: the illusion of inclusion

The illusion of inclusion is how I would describe the LGBT community in Britain. The gay community loves to pay lip service to being accepting of everyone...

5 things an Asian guy hears on a regular basis

If you’re an Asian guy like me then not a week, or often a day, goes by when I don’t have to endure some form of casual racism.

Can politics end racism in the gay community?

Is there racism in the gay community? Yes, because hatred and fear and loathing, spite and routine, irrationality and misoneism; these things infect everywhere.


Author: Liam Murphy

I'm black, gay and living with HIV

The truth is that you don’t have to be subjected to discrimination that many times along the road before you begin to expect it at every turn.


Author: Liam Murphy

9 ways to survive an open relationship

FS surveyed over 1,000 gay men about open relationships. Of those who told us they are in an open relationships, 75% said they have rules in place. Many said having rules helps their relationship.

The Ex-Factor

In a phenomenon that seems to be particular to the gay community, a lot of guys end up with a friend or two who they used to go out with. Some still go on holiday together. But how close a friend can your ex really be?


Author: Ian Howley

Our Positive-Negative Marriage

An interview with my HIV-negative husband.



Muslim, gay and suicidal

When reconciling being gay with faith all I can say is this: I read the Qur’an and the Bible when I was trying to come to terms with my sexual orientation 24 years ago