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I Know I’m Hurting Myself: Queerness and Self-Destructive Behaviour

Smoking, drinking, and drugs in the LGBTQ world

Photo by Altin Ferreira on Unsplash (cropped)

I was sitting in a bar in London’s incredibly queer Soho district with a friend when a guy from the next table asked us for a lighter. Both of us were smoking, so it was a fair question and we happily obliged. We didn't think anything of it. We chatted a bit, and when he…



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Sean Bennett

Freelance writer, editor and all-round curious so and so. Writing about politics, being queer, and lots besides! Get in touch at