I woke up after Brighton Pride exhausted and happy, but also wondering whether I’d been to a Pride at all. Was it not just a concert in the park? I’d had a fantastic time, but couldn’t help thinking about whether partying, and commercial advertising, is really what Pride is suppose to be about.… Read More Pride. What’s it supposed to be?
Anne is a Lesbian. She’s in her 60’s, and it was a privilege to talk with her recently about her experiences; both growing older in the LGBT community and some of the things she and other gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people had to live through in decades past. The piece that I, and my… Read More Being Old and LGBT; with Gaydio.
Allowing parents to opt-out and not making LGBT-inclusive lessons compulsory in all schools is dangerous; and can lead vulnerable children, like me, to depression, isolation, self-harm or worse.… Read More The Government’s announcement this week on Sex and Relationship Education does not go nearly far enough.
I don’t remember a single moment when I first realised that I’m gay.… Read More My own journey to realising that being a gay boy was natural.
There will be a time for carefully considered thought and analysis; today is not it. Whatever the underlying motivation, Sunday’s horrifying atrocity in Orlando struck at the heart of what I hold to be the most fundamental of human rights: equality.… Read More Orlando was an attack not just on the LGBT community – though it was – but also on all right thinking people.
There are so many echoes between Olly’s story and my own that it’s hard not to draw parallels. I cannot commend him enough for being brave enough to speak out about his journey towards accepting his sexuality, his battles with bullying and his struggles with his own mental health.
Yes, it’s a photograph of a pair of rugby boots. No, I haven’t finally gone completely mad. Okay, well I’m not totally sure about that last one. I’ve (sort of) joined a rugby club… let me explain. For the last year, my doctor’s been on at me to do more to get fit and lose… Read More Lads playing with funny shaped balls; it’s for my health, honest!
Creative Breaks, as well as allowing me to work on a great film myself, led me to work alongside other amazingly talented film-makers, artists, writers and others. One of those people was Alex Webb, and the Jam Street team who worked on the truly awesome film You, the Silence and I. There’s nothing I can… Read More You, the Silence and I
I’ve said before that the best ideas can sometimes be the most obvious ones. And this is one of the best, and simplest, ways I’ve seen that can be used to boost your own feelings of self-worth and, so, your general mental health. All you need is: an old jar (or any other container), some… Read More Jar of 2016, recording achievements to improve self-esteem & mental health.
One of my more firmly held beliefs is that the world would be a much happier place if we all said ‘thank you’ a little bit more often. Not in the meaningless way you do when someone opens the door for you or makes you a coffee, but those times when we really mean it… Read More LGBT Foudation Heroes