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Guest post by James Hubbard. Starting a new job is quite stressful, or at least a little daunting. The average person is likely to question how well they might fit into their new company, how well they might perform in the role, how well they might cope with the challenges that a new job often brings. However, [...]
With word of Thatcher’s death, news stories have flooded in about how this woman and her government dismantled the unions, privatised the UK’s utility servicers and sold of the council housing stock, which was great for many first time buyers, but neglected to reinvest in social housing.
“This is a landmark moment. The conservative evangelicals have been the most bitter opponents of LGBT equality and inclusion, and what Steve has now done represents a massive breach in their ranks. This is really good news.”
I find it ironic that as an LGBT community we cannot agree on what those rights should be, what equality is for us and what constitutes prejudice and homo/transphobia and in this case what language is not OK in the workplace.
Just earlier this year two friends of mine were beaten up late at night in ‘safe and accepting’ Brighton, just for holding hands in the street. Three years ago I directed Beautiful Thing, Jonathan Harvey’s tale of young love and coming out, and at the time some people thought that it was now a period piece and that there were no longer any issues with being gay and coming out.
The first time I met the Bear Patrol was in the studio of the Brighton LGBT radio show ‘Out In Brighton’. They were to be interviewed about their latest activities and five members arrived like a whirlwind full of laughter, high spirits and energy. You couldn’t help but get sucked in by it and within [...]
Christmas is the giving season and so whilst doing your last minute shopping gifts for friends and family, think about sparing a few moments of time on-line and donating something to charity this Christmas. I’ve compiled a list of LGBT charities in Brighton & Hove for you to consider where you can donate directly via [...]
My name is Drew Jay. I am a transsexual man who also happens to identify as pansexual. Many people understand the term transsexual but I have found people tend to have underlying misconceptions regarding my sexuality. To be honest, it is a fairly new identity for myself but is one that I am very comfortable [...]
This week is national HIV testing week, in a drive to help reduce the spread of HIV and to ensure people live to a ripe old age. Back in the day, no one wanted to get an HIV+ test as there was no cure and the life expectancy of those who were tested [...]
When is it right or wrong to prosecute in the UK over an expressed statement on social media? When is it freedom of speech and when is it against the law?