Nushin Arbabzadah writes of how Afghanistan almost celebrated gay pride.
The NYT hosted a series of posts by people who have ‘come out’ including beautiful stories by Anonymous, 21 years old, Waco, Tex. and Ollie, 20 years old, London Of course, if we didn’t place expectations on our children that they would be cis and straight then all our children would have to ‘come out’, or not, and it would be a normal part of life.
Beirut Boy turned 1 this week!
Festival Kidz have plotted all the best kid friendly festivals onto a map and also a calendar. Really handy resource and a great little site too.
Annie Lennox interviewed by Samira Shackle. Life as a game of snakes and ladders is spot on.
Very funny column from Tim Dowling on writing and smart alec kids.
Andy Worthington has updated his hugely important archive: Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List — Updated for 2011, With New Information and Photos from WikiLeaks
Iman Qureshi reviews Granta 115: The F Word for The F-Word. Anything that mixes the unreadable Rachel Cusk, the unreadable A.S. Byatt (excepting the short stories) and the unreadable Jeanette Winterson is always going to be full of win. Not.
Chewbacca riding a giant Squirrel, fighting Nazi’s
The entirely terrible Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is named after a Welsh nurse, who served in the Crimea. Plans are underway to make a permanent memorial, 151 years after her death.
Now for something entirely lovely – H/T to @IanPlaysMusic for introducing me to a whole new genre of music which can be (very ) broadly called Disney Dub. I love it :)