Being Old and LGBT; with Gaydio.

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 colleagues, recorded with Anne will be broadcast on Gaydio tonight; … Continue reading Being Old and LGBT; with Gaydio.

The Government’s announcement this week on Sex and Relationship Education does not go nearly far enough.

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. Continue reading The Government’s announcement this week on Sex and Relationship Education does not go nearly far enough.

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Orlando was an attack not just on the LGBT community – though it was – but also on all right thinking people.

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. Continue reading “Orlando was an attack not just on the LGBT community – though it was – but also on all right thinking people.”

Lads playing with funny shaped balls; it’s for my health, honest!

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 weight. I hate the gym, I can’t stand bike riding … Continue reading Lads playing with funny shaped balls; it’s for my health, honest!

You, the Silence and I

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 say about it that comes close to expressing how much … Continue reading You, the Silence and I

Jar of 2016, recording achievements to improve self-esteem & mental health.

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 scraps of paper, something to write with. Take a look … Continue reading Jar of 2016, recording achievements to improve self-esteem & mental health.