Dire warnings of how men are doomed because more chapesses are now in work than chaps, are more educated, and now earning more (in large cities), prompted a special ‘Man Up!’ issue of Newsweek a few weeks back on the… Read More »America to Machismo: How Do I Quit You?
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Way back in the last century, before the Interweb swallowed everything, my friend and accomplice in literary crime Steve Zeeland and I were visiting, as you do, Camp Pendleton, the giant US Marine Corps base in Southern California with some jarhead… Read More »Why Straight Soldiers Can’t Stop Acting Gay on Video
A decade ago the ban on lesbians and gays serving in the UK military was lifted. This summer Mark Simpson attended the first gay night on a UK garrison. For purely professional reasons. No, really. (Also published on Out.com) There isn’t at first… Read More »Catterick Garrison Goes Gay
Mark Simpson on America’s weapons of mass sexual confusion (Guardian & Out magazine June 13, 2007) Look out! Take cover! Backs to the walls, boys! It’s the Gay Bomb! No, not a bomb with fashionably styled fins or one that can’t… Read More »Armed & Amorous – America’s ‘Gay Bomb’