2016

Just So Straight

The recent comments made by Hammond can not simply be brushed off as being (or trying to be) funny. Unconscious or otherwise he crafted homophobia and targetted the LGBT community specifically. This is different to saying something is ‘gay’ where the intent (is often) not aimed at the LGBT community, but just immature. Yes it shouldn’t
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Just A Boy

In 1991 I moved to London. I was scared, anxious, depressed and lonely. I had left behind a ‘car crash’ of a life in Hull. I sometimes reflect now on that time in my life, and wonder that if I had the wherewithal to know what suicide was, if I would actually have taken my
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Straight, White, Male Privilege : Revoked

For 42 years of my life I’ve had straight, white male privilege. Last year I concluded that as much as I enjoyed the privileges it came with – I would be happier, more content, and I could be as equally as successful without it. My relation with my gender identity has been interesting. But it
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Football, Eric and The Pedophiles

It’s positive that another great establishment has been ‘outed’ for harboring child abusers – pedophiles. And brave people stepping forward to admit something happened to them, that simply was not their fault. But we must not forget that most child sexual abuse happens in families. Farther, Uncles, Grandfathers, family friends, and occasionally even some women.
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Wilful Blindness: Ignoring Trans-Children?

Welcome to the world where the naive are educated by the ignorant. The recent media attention of the child removed from their parents by a judge has sparked a series of events and media articles that attacks a transgender charity that supports trans children and their parents. Many of those parents are desperate and confused
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Name Change Nightmare – British Airways Option 2

I have an a few nightmares with changing my name with a few companies. Interesting it is the organisations that have least to lose from fraud that have been the biggest challenge, and most frustrating. Unnecessary proof and administration for a name and a title – and hiding behind data protection and security that adds
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