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I’m starting a new series today called City Top 10. I’ll be looking at the 10 best experiences this city can offer, from the perspective of someone who’s lived, shopped and strolled around B & H for the past 11 years. First up: STYLE. My chosen Top Style experience is to be found at Kemptown’s quirky and original barber’s, Barber Blacksheep.
Back in the1970’s the sight of anyone gay on telly were far and few between. Of course there were the tea time queens of camp on during the watershed, Like Larry Grayson who would hint at his sexual antics with mention of the postman, Pop it in Pete. The other master of camp was John [...]
Christoper and His Kind takes elements from the famous novelist Chris Isherwood’s (known for ‘Goodbye to Berlin’ and most recently the film depiction of his 1964 novel ‘A Single Man’) biography, chronicling his hedonistic travels around Europe, most notably Berlin, where he enjoyed the ever blooming gay scene. The drama is not merely a lustful sexual portrayal but historical in its depiction of the ever growing Nazi reign in the 1930′s.
Summer is really nearly here. So I thought I would put some Aussie music into the mix. I heard the rumour that Sarah Blasko now resides in our lovely Brighton town, have a listen to All I Want. If you know your Australian art history you may have heard of Charles Blackman, his daughter Bertie [...]
Songs to make you feel good, sing along to in the car, to shake your tail feather on the discotheque floor or to make you dance (naked) in your house; these are anthems. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way has become an instant anthem. It got me thinking about anthems… Everybody has their own personal anthem [...]
It seems that Israel have learnt a valuable lesson from the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest. Trans star Dana International has returned to represent Israel for the second time, winning the jury vote and coming second in tele-vote, with almost 200,000 people tuning in to watch her gain the position representing Israel. Her previous appearance on the [...]
Charleston House is a small 18th century farm house just outside Lewes, most famous for its past tenants and the legacy they left behind. The run down farmhouse was discovered by Virginia Woolf in 1916, who in turn suggested to her sister, Vanessa Bell, that she should make the place her new home. At the time [...]
Thursday night I attended the Green Party LGBT Manifesto launch at the Brighton Tavern. I was particularly interested with how their ‘cornerstone’ policies may have changed from 2010 which zhoosh covered last year. The main shift I can identify immediately is a change from supporting national campaigns such as the lifetime ban on gay men [...]
This is a post to tell you about what the Liberal Democrats in Brighton & Hove want to do for our LGBT community. Here are 10 solid commitments to action that will change the face of the community and the city for the better over the next 4 years, challenge some problem areas, plug some gaps, and protect and strengthen us as we live out and proud in our city.
Wednesday I attended the Media launch of the Stonewall Equality Walk 2011 that takes place on Sunday May 1st. Yes, it is the same weekend we all get an extra day off on the Friday to celebrate the Royal wedding of William & Kate. This is an event firmly in the Brighton LGBT calendar now [...]