Personal reflections on growing up and coming out at school in Cambridgeshire.

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From Edgbaston to Digbeth we live, some of us ‘came out’ at fourteen, some of us forty, some of came out in the noughties and some of us in the eighties. We look differently, dress differently, sound differently, from Birmingham tones to northern twangs. Some of us have lived in Birmingham all our lives and […]

Our elderly population, those most vulnerable, in the care of others or isolated own their own, those who we should be thinking most of, are all too easily forgotten. The Big Issue ran an interesting article in an issue published two weeks ago on the theme of loneliness in our older community written by Age […]

Birmingham HOPE not Hate is asking for two hours of your time on Saturday the 3rd May to become part of a team distributing fliers in Selly Oak area. Please bring a carrier bag or similar to carry the materials. HOPE not Hate is a campaigning group based all over the UK interested in tackling […]

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today signed into law the harsh, long-disputed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which provides for imprisonment for five to seven years for anyone convicted of “promoting homosexuality” or who  “in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” The official text of the Anti-Homosexuality Act (PDF) was…

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King Mwanga II of Buganda, the “gay king” who reportedly had sexual relations with men. (Photo courtesy of Sebaspace) At least 21 cultural varieties of same-sex relationships have long been part of traditional African life, as demonstrated in a new report  that is designed to dispel the confusion and lies surrounding…

(Above: The fantabulosa fruit Kenneth Williams in action, his orbs on the script, his lupper up. Everybody loves to have their luppers up.) “What was this strange and secretive language which made the audience giggle so?” Julian and Sandy, of BBC radio’s ‘Round the Horne’s, amazingly camp voices first graced my ears with their titters […]