Posts in 'homophobia' Category
So what’s been happening in the last month with The L Project? Who are The L Project? Really, you’re not already a fan? Okay, for those of you living in caves, here’s what you missed.. The L Project released an anti-bullying charity single entitled ”It Does Get Better” on Feb 11th 2012 recorded by 17 of the UK’s [...]
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 [...]
The way we can now all communicate via social networks, like Facebook, Twitter etc has opened the world to some great debates as well as some really banal tweets. I’m still puzzled why Stephen Fry’s tweet that he was stuck in a lift a few years back made the Six O Clock news, I guess [...]
Zhoosh has been keeping a close eye on the L-Project since it’s birth last summer. The project, created by Georgey Payne from UK lesbian band Greymatter and Sofia Antonia Milone (GeEkgiRL) is based around a single to raise awareness and money for charities that work to combat homophobic bullying against young people.
The L Project is gathering growing support from both gay and straight communities across the UK and beyond. “The enthusiasm is amazing!” says Georgey Payne,”we’re finding that most people know of, or have been affected by this issue, and just want to join in and help in whatever way they can
Scrolling down the comments below the video in YouTube, I was shocked at what had been written: “fake” and just simply “homo.” Well, yes, he is homosexual. Your point exactly? Someone even criticised the spelling in the video. How or why is that relevant? Another smugly remarked: “What a waste of paper.” As exceptionally funny as that is (please note my sarcasm here) it is also a ridiculous insult to a very simple yet clever video.
Here in the UK, the LGBT community can celebrate the many rights we have all fought for and won over the last few decades, from having homosexuality abolished as a criminal offence, the equal age of consent and most recently the right for same sex couples to have their union together acknowledged in the form [...]
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.
There’s been a bit of a sniffy attitude in the press towards the possibility of reporting crime on Facebook/Twitter, but I think this could be a real opportunity for us to report things as and when they happen and could also help the police build a picture of where there might be areas of concern.
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.