Posts in 'equality' Category
LGBT and Sport: A Story of Two Halves. I really look forward to the day when words like, brave, shocked or courageous are no longer used when a sportsperson tells the public that their sexuality isn’t heterosexual. Having watched the Channel Four programme, Britain’s Gay footballers (a misleading title as apparently there aren’t any) saw [...]
LGBT HIP have some exciting news to share regarding developments with the project in 2012. Originally, they were just focused on consulting with LGBT people on health issues. However, Brighton and Hove City Council have become interested in their work and have decided to support the project too – hence the change of name. They’ll still be LGBT HIP [...]
All of us from time to time will have days when we just can’t find a smile to put on our face. Having a blue day, feeling under the weather, (particularly if that weather is stormy and grey) a bit depressing. Thankfully the majority of the time we find that by the end of the [...]
When I wrote about Jamie Rodemeyer taking his own life after years of being bullied at school for being bisexual, in the back of my head I really believed that the children who had targeted him would wake up to their words of hate and realise that they had been the cause of a 14 [...]
You’re a writer, you have worked hard on developing a plot for your young adult, fictional novel. You have created a character you love and you know will reach out to your readership. The excitement builds as you get a call from a literary agent who says they love the book but… for the manuscript [...]
With only two days to go before Brighton’s LGBTQ Pride hits the streets, with people either choosing to stay at home, pay to go to the organise event in the park, gather in one of the other parks, hit the beach or congregate in the ‘Gay Village’ up and down St James Street. Although the [...]
Brian Sewell, the vituperative viper over at the Daily Hate, has spewed forth a torrent of venom, prejudice, loathing and fear, in the guise of a reasoned plea for decency.
The whole gamut of sexualities and gender identities summed up as quirks. Or fetishes. It’s blatant homophobia, dehumanising and ghettoising. It shouldn’t be allowed.
Since its launch on September 2010, there has been an amazing response from the LGBT community uploading viral videos with the main purpose of saying “It gets better.” The basic message for those who are feeling afraid and alone, “Whatever you’re experiencing now, be it family rejection, bullying and harassment in schools or even thoughts of suicide, it gets better.”
The lies which make up THIS blog breed doubt in any others of similar nature. The next time we read an apparently earnest, heartfelt cry for help from an LGBTQ person in such a regime, we will hesitate and wonder. And apathy will be more likely.
Apathy, the enemy of any advances in these states.
When I left School my first job was at the seaside resort of Felixstowe where I worked as second chef and chief bottle washer at a burger bar called Big Daddies. One of the perks… the only perk of working there was the video arcade next door. Back then the choice of games where limited [...]