Tag Archive for: homophobia

Stay Down, Faggot – IDAHO(T) 2014

IDAHOT 2014.

To mark IDAHO(T) 2014, Polari’s editor recalls the homophobic attack that he and his partner endured on his birthday, the day after IDAHO 2013.

“I was thumped to the ground, and kicked; when I tried to get up the more aggressive of the three yelled, ‘Stay down, faggot’.”

Plynace Wiezowce (Floating Skyscrapers)

Cert: 15 • Poland: 93 min • Matchbox Films / Alter Ego Pictures • March 24, 2014

Atmospheric and powerful. Floating Skyscrapers taps into the culture of homophobia, which demands many to suppress, numb, or even kill their own desires.

Floating Skyscrapers is very much a film about the unspoken. The script is suggestive and prefers to leave the emotional worlds of the characters to the audiences’ interpretation. The sparse dialogue and tense scenes reveal the unacceptability of his sexuality and the disorder it has made of his world.”

Too Erasure? by Graingerboy

Who Needs Love (Like That)?

‘Only suitable for the gay market’ or ‘not gay enough’? Simon Grainger aka Graingerboy writes about his experience of homophobia in the music industry.

“In a bizarre twist to the story, when the album was finally promoted, a particular gay radio station announced that they wouldn’t be supporting me as my music didn’t sound “gay enough”. By that point the whole situation became laughable.”


Sins Against Gay Men.

Have you been sinned against by a vicious, homophobic state? Take heart as Dame Effie proposes an election year reparation plan.

Boycott Coke


Boycott Coca-Cola products and send them a message: if you make money from those who oppress people’s rights then you have no right to make money.

Top 5 Gay Marriage Debate Quotes from the House of Lords

House of Lords Gay Marriage Madness!

The House of Lords is fixed in a rift in time. The talk of ‘gay marriage’ in 2013 brought out the best/worst, as Dame Effie Sprinkle IV has uncovered.

Polari Magazine’s Homophobia Top 5 of 2013

Top 5 Homophobic Moments of 2013.

From B&B Christians to that complete Tweet James Arthur, Mat Hill calls out 2013’s Top 5 Ho Ho Homophobia.

Villains: Vladimir Putin

The Russian Bear Roars.

Rebel Scum gets a fly-on-the-wall look behind Putin’s homophobic policies and finds opportunism and ambitious underlings …

“Comrade, it is your chance to show all of Russia that you oppose the decadence of the West, and to restore the confidence of a populace grown fat with a yearning for McNuggets and the films of Bruce Willis.”

IDAHO(T) May 17 – Turned Down At The Picket Lines

IDAHOT 2013.

Walter Beck writes about how he was turned away from helping out at a Day of Silence demonstration because he was not a well-groomed a-lister.

“They were the pretty boy types; they stood there in their nice khakis and designer jeans, their perfectly laundered polo shirts, with the bright sun reflecting off their gelled hair. They didn’t have a place for the likes of me.”

Tongues Untied (1989)

Cert: U • US: 55 min • Frameline • July 14, 1989

The 1989 documentary Tongues Untied: Black Men Loving Black Men looks at the African-American experience from the inside out..

“The insults are sped up and repeated, creating a cruel rhythmic song which seems to encircle both Riggs and ourselves. Thus the viewer become aware on an experiential level of the marginalizing effect of such taunts.”