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John Forde
John Forde is a journalist and writer. He has written for E! Online, The New Zealand Herald and Total Film, and was a contributing writer to the Routledge International Encyclopaedia of Queer Culture. He lives in London, England.

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Entries by John Forde

Life After Happily Ever After

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 11:39 AM

As same-sex marriage becomes legal in the United Kingdom, is it time for gay and lesbian people to stop thinking of themselves as outsiders, and ask "What's next?"

Many years ago, I interviewed the actor Ian McKellen -- who was at that time in New...

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The Importance of Being Earnest

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

For the last year or so, I've been working in a novel that's based on my 20-something years as one of a posse of young gay things living in the Big Smoke - Sex and the...

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Why We Need to Talk About Tom Daley

(11) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 6:48 PM

The media response to British Olympic diver and teen pin-up Tom Daley announcing this week that he is in a relationship with a man only confirms why we need more coming-out narratives.

This week, 19-year-old British diver and Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley joined a small group of professional sportsmen,...

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Kiwis, Gandalf, and Gay Red Tops

(8) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 9:21 AM

New Zealand, that bucolic land at the bottom of the world, populated by rugby players, sheep and hobbits, has blazed a trail for LGBT rights in recent years. Although homosexuality wasn't legalized until 1986, since then, the country has undergone a remarkable cultural transformation, passing pro-LGBT legislation with a speed...

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