The latest issue of The Pink Paper carries a little snippet that I found interesting. Mark Bowness (pictured right), a 29yr old from Liverpool has launched a site called aftersomethingmore. You can view the site here. On the 25 June next year, his birthday he will have a Civil partnership – but he doesn’t know who with. The site will chronicle his attempts to find the ideal man and life partner. He is a young, attractive, successful man with clear ambitions, originality and a social conscience. If on the other hand, he was an overweight, argumentative academic (ahem) it might be a bit more of a challenge. Nonetheless, I suspect his webpages will become regular reading for me.
His action comes out of a belief that it can be very hard to find “something more” amongst gay men. It does seem to be shibboleth of the LGB community and I can certainly see some truth in it.