“Don’t make everything political”

The BBC has decided that certain current-events reporters should not be seen to attend or tweet about certain events/issues/movements lest their "impartiality" apparently be compromised. Let's see where this goes - hopefully swiftly to the bin once unions and lawyers are through with it - but also let's talk about what impartial really means when it comes to identity.

“Straight Pride” isn’t a thing, nor should it be

Here we go again! You may have heard about the Boston 'Straight Pride' proposal. More on that later. Why can't the straights have a Pride? Pride 🏳️‍🌈 is not just literally having some pride (anyone can do that) but more for protesting the bigotry, discrimination and violence meted out to the LGBTQI community. Pride is a counter …

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Fear, Anger, Hate, Suffering

It's been an unbelievable few days and now I've stumbled home in a daze after shedding some tears at today's news, I will try to collect myself here. At the weekend we saw the massacre of 49 mainly Latinx LGBT+ people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando,FL. This act of homophobic terrorism shook the whole world …

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QEDcon 2015

As ever, the opening video didn't disappoint - congratulations to all whose hard work made this tweaked Left Behind trailer funny and so technically impressive: QED is my Christmas; or, what I imagine Christmas to be like for people who actually enjoy it. My family now is smaller than it was, and we do things our own way, …

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Seattle Down

This June I made my way over to the Pacific North-West to see a dear friend of mine who had to move away from London last year. I had THE BEST TIME so here's a series of photos of me enthusiastically pointing at cool stuff, in an homage to another friend, the now world-famous (or …

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