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With all the in-fighting and back biting we have seen over the last few years in the name of Brighton Gay Pride, it is all too easy to forget that there are people living in countries that crack down on the very idea that there is a LGBT community out there. Last Saturday Pride Marchers where [...]
So, where are we? Where is everybody? What happens to lesbians in between the ages of 28 and 50, where do they go? Even in a town like Brighton, with one of the highest per capita ratios of gay women in the country, we’re notable by our absence. I see plenty of young Shane-alike dykes [...]
Well knock me down with a feather (and tickle me, please!), where have I been living? Yep, that’s right in Brighton. Can I sing its praises anymore? Yep, I can. My boss here at Zhoosh, actually taught me something about music – that the FREEMASONS are from…have a guess…you guessed it, Brighton. Two of my [...]
And so it starts. The new Conservative opposition leader, Geoffrey Theobald, has chosen to start his term by having a good old whinge. According to him, the Conservatives have been “frozen out” of key jobs on the council. I’ll save you the brain damage and sum up his reaction thusly: We were given a chance [...]
At the beginning of May I attended ‘Funny Girls’ at the Caroline of Brunswick. After years of laughter during Bent Double at the Komedia in Brighton, I was looking forward to hearing some female comedians I’d not previously seen. As a Rock/Alternative pub, laughs begin upon arrival as gay girls rub shoulders with punks, Goths, [...]
Granted LGBT etc. people are, in my experience, not too much interested in history except in the murder of King Edward II, but with BBC DOMESDAY RELOADED now onscreen and interactive…let us listen to the call from the BBC for new information to update Domesday IIs stories, photos and places. Here is, glamorous and golden opportunity to set the record straight (sic)! Prides Past – photos please? Fashion. Socialising. People and places ….let’s have a little bit of visible OurHistory…
Tomorrow, 18th May is National Condom Week. Okay, so there may not be a parade through the streets with a 12 foot condom being held aloft the revellers waving condoms on sticks to celebrate the day, but it’s still very important to flag up the safe sex message. If you are sexually active, particularly if [...]
Love it or hate it, Glee has become a hit. I believe this is for many reasons. Firstly, everyone loves watching something that makes them happy, and believe me, Glee will have you dancing around your living room. Secondly, because Sue Sylvester’s self-serving one liners are classic “You know, for me trophies are like herpes. You can try to get rid of them but they just keep coming. Sue Sylvester has hourly flair ups of burning itchy highly contagious talent” (even if you don’t watch Glee for the music, watch it purely for this). Thirdly, because it tackles issues other programmes don’t with wit and confidence. It doesn’t skirt around issues, it faces them head on.
Well, we did it – Brighton & Hove is now the very first Green council in Britain. This pleases me immensely (I voted for both the Green candidates in Brighton’s Regency ward) – and also makes me somewhat nervous. This will be a testing and difficult time for them. It’s been a rollercoaster year for [...]
I have to say, Miss Hope Springs isnt what I’d usually choose to see, but I really enjoyed myself. The catchy, clever songs have constantly whirled around my head since hearing them. A personal favourite ‘Jean-Jacques;’ amusingly describes how she hopes to kill her lover after she finds him with another woman, and another ‘assets’ ponders the importance of making the most of yourself.