Tag Archives: lgbt

Here’s what happened when I emailed all the churches in Wrexham telling them I was gay & wanted to join their church.

One day I won’t have to write about faith and sexuality. I don’t see that day coming any time soon but I can hope. This post isn’t going to investigate the theological in/out, shake it all about around the interpretation … Continue reading

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Harvey Milk: I’m here to recruit you.

Harvey Milk delivered a message in 1978 that is just as relevant today. His message not only challenges our willingness to embrace and celebrate our differences, but it offers a message of hope. His untimely and tragic death serves as … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Pink Picnic 2012: 21st July, Quarry Park, Shrewsbury.

Image by Scott MacLeod Liddle via Flickr It’s raining outside and it’s been “one of those summers” so it means my thoughts turn to the Pink Picnic in Shrewsbury. Last year the first Pink Picnic was a creative and inclusive … Continue reading

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My first gay bar: The Carpenters Arms

The first gay bar I ever went to was Canterbury, Kent. It was the autumn of 1997; just a few weeks after the death of Princess Diana. I’d just started at university on top of the hill at the University … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Pink Picnic: 23rd July, Quarry Park, Shrewbury

Summer has quickly rolled around and the Pink Picnic is almost upon me. Too often I’ve heard friends saying that Shrewsbury doesn’t feel like a welcoming place for LGBT people and the tone of some of the letters to the … Continue reading

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E.M Forster: It gets better.

It Gets Better: E.M. Forster http://strn.gr/6672314 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and bies; school was the unhappiest time of my life, and the worst trick it played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it … Continue reading

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My reply to “Gay Law goes against God’s will” in the Shropshire Star.

Here’s my letter to the Shropshire Star (in case it doesn’t get featured in the paper). Dear Sir or Madam,   Trevor Mytton in Shrewsbury does not speak on my behalf as a resident in Shropshire, a Christian in Shropshire or … Continue reading

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Growing up Gay (or Gay Maths)

There a lot of anger surrounding an article by Melanie Phillips swirling around on twitter. I’m approaching this issue as 1) An ex-secondary school teacher. 2) A full time homosexual. (C’mon Ben, you were doing so well at being serious) Every … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Shout! 2010

It’s hard to believe that Shout (Birmingham’s festival of Queer Culture) is back again. It’s been a whole year since the last one. Where does the time go etc? Here are my top tips for the festival (and it looks … Continue reading

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Birmingham Gay Village Mural: Open Competition

Submissions are now being invited for the “Shout” lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer cultural festival in Birmingham, England in November 2009. A concept design is sought for two murals to be located within Birmingham’s Gay Village area. The murals … Continue reading

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Help me win a holiday.

There’s a lovely competition running & I’d like your help to get me into the top ten. Vote here: http://tinyurl.com/n95xer No registration needed, no annoying marketing messages unless you sign up for them. Feel free to vote me up and … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Discriminate?

 “Would Jesus Discriminate?”. It’s an interesting question. It’s a question you have to ask yourself before even asking it to someone else. And you also have to be really careful who you ask to to as you’ll provoke all sorts … Continue reading

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