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Hattie Lucas

The list of the most recent things I have typed into Google should tell you all you need to know about me: 1. Buttock boil (I’m reading Martin Amis’ ‘Money’ and the protagonist has one. I wanted to see what it looked like...) 2. Guardian 3. Penis tattoo (no explanation for this) 4. BBC parliament 5. Southwark libraries 6. Hot tub cinema 7. Borgen 8. Overweight cat 9. Kaffeine short film 10. Ladyboys documentary 11. Lauren and Kiyomi still together (Oh dear...) 12. You forgot the blueberries



Hunter Valentine. From left: Aimee Bessada, Kiyomi McCloskey, and Laura Petracca

Hunter Valentine romance London fans

Candy bar seems to have a Marmite effect on lesbians. It is the only exclusively lesbian bar in London, so one would think that the entire lesbian contingent would be flocking there like it’s perpetually Dinah shore weekend. What do [...]


Cyber rioting gets us nowhere

3 cures for chronic homophobia

I have gone through a rainbow of emotions in response to homophobic speech reported in the media: anger, self-righteousness, desire to vilify homophobic individuals, amusement, and finally boredom. I’m talking here about the airing of homophobic views which may be [...]


Botticelli's representation of the goddess of sexual love

Brenda, bed death, and Boston marriages: why is lesbian sexual desire not permitted?

A couple of years ago, the Guardian columnist, Kate Harrad asked “Why can’t women have Grindr too?” Grindr, for those who do not know, is a geosocial networking app with a reputation for enabling promiscuity, aimed at gay and bisexual [...]



Coming out to doctors: is it good for our (sexual) health?

The speculum and I have become so well acquainted of late that I have considered adding it to my list of sexual partners. It is not, however, the speculum, the swabs, or the undignified feet-on-stirrups position that has caused me the [...]