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Shakespeare Slam – Troilus and Cressida

November 16, 2018

Part of my effort to see every Shakespeare play. We kick off our quest with a RSC live broadcast of Troilus and Cressida at Vue Wood Green. Troilus and Cressida is one of Shakepeare’s rarest performed plays, probably because it is rubbish. The plot is confusing, all moments of high drama are ultimately fudged, and […]

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Peter Reynolds Falls Beneath the Wheels of Justice

October 18, 2017

As some of you may remember, I was sued for libel by Peter Reynolds, President (“irrevocable until death”) of CLEAR-Cannabis Law Reform, for posting a variety of things that he didn’t like on my blog, the long story of which you can read here. I defended myself as a litigant-in-person and me and Peter Reynolds […]

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“Polarised is important because… of Homophobia.”

August 21, 2014

Originally published on EQView on behalf of the Polarised Project, a documentary on LGBT mental health. While the general acceptance of LGBT people has happened faster than I can hardly believe when I think about it, we still live in a society where homophobia happens and every queer has to dwell, even for a second, […]

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Digital Marketing Show – Epic Win

November 28, 2013

I have “marketing” written on my Twitter profile, but so does every other “part-time digital marketing consultant”, as I post on my LinkedIn. But I’m quite serious about it, which is why I booked a ticket to the Digital Marketing Show, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts because I spent the afternoon […]

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The internet and the people who use it are quite real.

September 25, 2013

I was 11 years old when I first received what the internet was. I’d been shown previously how to turn on a modem and then use a computer to play computer games, and at some point I joined Neopets because that’s what everyone in Year 7 did, but one lunchtime, I remember putting “Friends” into […]

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The Pope’s resigned! What does that mean for LGBT people?

February 17, 2013

Yesterday, 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican enforcer, “God’s Rottweiler” and paradoxically, the “teaching Pope” and author of a pastoral letter to the world’s Catholics praising sexual love, has today announced that he is resigning from his position due to “advanced age”. Pope Benedict is the first pope to resign since Clement V […]

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Religious gay marriage ban will only cover Anglicans now. Woo.

January 8, 2013

This coalition government in the UK is a funny one. Having gone to such effort to make it clear that their same sex marriage consultation was regarding civil marriage only, having faced down a major revolt by the more traditionally minded churches and a hundred of backbench Tory MPs, the government last week announced that […]

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Religious People can be Gay – Get Over it!

November 21, 2012

Talking about gay marriage is all the rage at the moment, as one of the last legal barriers towards full equality. There’s other things that we need to talk about, like hate crime, and homophobia in schools, but same sex marriage being the very last form of obvious legal inequality between LGBT people and heterosexuals, […]

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What is it like on a March? A Very Short Guide

September 7, 2012

Going on a march is exciting. Its a great feeling to march with loads of other people for something that you all believe in. No-one ever changed anything through doing nothing! When you first turn up to the march, it may seem quite confusing. Some people will be running around like headless chickens, but a […]

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Some pieces on drugs – March 2012

March 31, 2012

This blog seems to be getting a bit off-track on other stuff while I tone down my blogging in order to write my dissertation, so I should document some blog posts I posted on the Re:Vision Drug Policy Network recently: Ending the drug war: what we’ve done and what we’re doing In January 2011, I […]

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