Friday October 24 , 2014









I often see these awards and think - well - who voted that the best pub / club / gay venue - as no one asked me and who voted it the best ???   ... and consider it all a load of bollocks to get you to spend more money in their bar.  Trip Advisor;-  while I say they are tossers and a waste of time - this certificate of excellence is an award because of the amount of positive feedback we have received from those who have stayed here and THAT is wonderful and I am proud and thrilled about that.  Compared to many other venues, we could easily be a 3 or 4 star B&B but I do not buy into the tourist board schemes which - again - are just money spinners for the council - and I do not waste my money with something that has such little meaning. 

66% of visitors attend alone.
22% attend  with a partner / friend
6% come on business




In the paper today ( 16/10/14)  concerning the Mayor of London NOT wanting to ban smoking in parks etc - cancer specialist Lord Ara Darzi claims 8,400 people a year die in London from the effects of smoking while completely ignoring how when a friend of mine died of throat cancer a decade ago, we were told that smoking was the 3rd reason for throat cancer while binge drinking was second and urban living was the biggest cause of throat cancer in the UK and yet this so called cancer specialist chooses to completely ignore this and still ' toe the line' and claim it all to be on smoking.

Nowhere does he state the full and accurate facts and nowhere is booze even mentioned.  This contempt for the truth and contempt for sharing the truth is disgraceful and dishonest.  Maybe Lord Darzi needs to learn the truth or maybe he is just being misled like so many people by a government who hides the truth and shares mistruths and blatant lies.

Where is the health warning on bottles of wine, and it should be the same size as is found on a packet of cigarettes, like 1/3rd the entire size of the carton, and with a picture of a liver diseased with drinking problems... and where is it to be found on cans of beer or bottles of gin ?  It seems that considering the dangers of alcohol are so well known - why is it kept a secret from the public that it is more harmful than smoking and why then,  are the health warnings on packaging so ignored. 




I have been so stressed all summer struggling with a computer that although is only  a year old, has always given me major headaches by crashing all the time, deleting stuff I have written and generally messing up and making work for me so long winded and frustrating, I despair.  Time for a new one - and time for someone who is expert and good to assist and take control if and when something goes wrong and who can put it right and not on a temporary basis,  as I already have more work than I can handle and when I waste hours every day trying to run my business with a screwed computer,  it really stresses me out.  So if you are local and wish to help - paid naturally - please get in touch. 01202-399227


Christmas and New Year at Hamilton Hall have just a few vacancies open. BOOK NOW.

Just had a guest here who I do have such a laugh with and it is always great when this happens. He has been coming for some years and he is very protective of me and Hammy Hall and this means a great deal to me.   He even brought me a case of wine for Christmas - which ' every litle helps'  and is returning for our New Year period ( almost fully booked already ) and I just know we will have such a laugh... 
That's the great thing of running a venue like Hammy Hall, you never know who is going to walk through the front door next, and not juist some random anonymous guest, as no one is ever an anonymous guest here - and to chat and share, giggle and get to know - is wonderful and we do get some interesting and some amazing people here... and I truly believe that everyone has a story and everyone is as interesting when you get to know them.
Love it.



I had a lovely conversation with a women from around the corner the other evening as the council has replaced all the street lights with new cost effective lights, and naturally,  the one near Hamilton Hall does not work ( give me strength... ) and it is REALLY dark and quite spooky at nights,  so I have been leaving my outside sign lit up at nights to illuminate the area and make it safer for people, and she stopped me to say what a kind and thoughtful gesture it was for others.  I honestly didn't think anyone had noticed my gesture,  as it came home to me when I let the dog out at night and needed a torch to keep an eye on her, and the automatic thing was that if this was too dark for me, it was for others as well and the immediate thing was to simply switch the outside light on, something I have never done, - or at least - maybe only twice a year. 
It has now been over a month since reporting it not working to the council and yet nothing has as yet been done to rectify the error in replacing a fully functional working street light, with a more efficient one that does not work at all.



George W. Bush and Tony Blair were absolutely  right and the Iraq War and the adventure into Afghanistan correct and  good,  so let's have another one - another war of mass destruction and mayhem - because we're all going to be killed by those undocumented ISIS fighters who hate our freedom and have weapons of mass destruction and are in London recruiting young men and women as you read this - right now -  and with the Ebola they brought into the country  - we are all going to die anyway.

That's basically the gist of television "journalism" these days, the distilled essence of manufactured hysteria combined with utterly predictable bullshit. When  you spend ten years indiscriminately dropping bombs abroad, the victims have a way of hating you and hating what you stand for and will want to hit back… and the lies and bullshit from government and journalists still comes at us full force, even though much is bollocks.

The people spreading this bad noise - politicians and "news" media entities alike - are being well-paid to do so. It furthers their combined agenda to have you climbing the walls in fear. If we do collapse as a society, it will not be because of Ebola or ISIS or mass immigration taking the jobs no one actually wants anyway -  or anything else. The virus that will end us is stupidity compounded by manufactured fear compounded by the deranged priorities of those who seek to terrorize you and then laugh all the way to the bank.

Take the recent case of Cannabis and the nonesense that has recently been spread through the papers about the dangers and he risks and not one mentions that the dangers of smoking it are from the tobacco - or that alcohol is hugely responsible for the breakdown of relationships, communities, jobs and health and yet where is the health warnings on bottles of gin or cans of beer - and while the government is spending millions ranting the dangers of Cannabis, it chooses to ignore the real danger and use Cannabis as a smoke screen to hide the truth and keep everyone's conscious mind occupied with lies and once agin, the truth is hard to find.   But then, they seem hell bent on keeping the lies and the bullshit going while denying huge amounts of truth in order the keep everyone controlable and living in fear - as when in fear,  it is easier to control.  Divide and conquer - mix truth with lies and sit back and watch the people argue the fact from the fiction, and watch the dumb shitheads who believe all they read in the papers, deny any semblance of reality and truth from those who have studied and made it their mission to find the truth,  and the only real victim here - is TRUTH.

Last week we had a guest here who looked completely agasp when we were talking about how 911 was an inside job and not facilitated by the Arabs at all, and he claimed not to have ever heard a single word concerning how we had all been lied to by the United States and how it was all a pre arranged event  and he simply couldn't - or wouldn't believ those of us that were then completely open mouthed at his words.  We were agasp he had never heard even the slightest suggestion of a hidden conspiracy theory and we just stared at him in absolute wonder - much as he was with us in return.  Truth is lost on some and if you repeat the same lie often enough, it does become fact and truth and there are millions who will follow a lie to the grave - BUT NOT ME.

British PM David Cameron: “Non-Violent Extremists” Including “9/11 Truthers”
and “Conspiracy Theorists” are Just as Dangerous as ISIL Terrorists

David Cameron claims there is a  threat to society of what he has called  ‘non-violent extremists’, including those who are attempting to bring forward information and evidence about 9/11 which contradicts the official version of events. Many millions around the world  find this position on 9/11 evidence to be quite incredible.  It is a position that is either extremely ignorant, or it is a position that goes against freedom and democracy in British society to such an extent that it is scarcely believable.  Huge numbers of extremely credible and professional people across the world are now bringing forward incontrovertible facts and evidence showing us that the events of 9/11 have been systematically covered up, and that the public has been deceived and manipulated on this issue at a quite incredible level.  Just like the public was deceived and manipulated about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the 45 minute claim. 
Millions do not believe the official claim about what happened on 911, any more than they do the official story about the Boston Bombings or even the Brazilian guy in London who was seen running from the authorities and then killed on an undeground train, and the version of the truth that was given to the public was completely a fat sweaty lie - and when the truth came out - who was prosecuted for blatant lies - who was punnished for misleading the country and who was arrested for murdering an innocent man who walked onto a tube train while the authorities completely fucked it all up from beginning to end, and who lied through their teeth to cover their tracks and hide the truth ?  

Look at how the families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster have been lied to - mis led and even bullied by the authorities in order to cover up their own absolute and complete incompetance and how the abuse by the authority was compounded by the media,   and the families - oh how they were made to suffer a million fold by the very people who were paid to offer the truth but instead,  horribly and massively lied and distorted and brought decades of agonising heartbreak to a community already coping with loss of friends and family, including young boys of 14 and 15 years of age and where these ' men in power' made eronious claims that the youths were drunk and they simply made things up about the dead to save their own sorry arses. 

It makes me want to puke.

Truth - it seems - when it comes to the authorities, is in short supply and the only people who suffer,  is you and me - the public - who teach our children to be honest, and we expect the same from those in positions of power, and yet every single time - we are lied to and blatantly ' in your face' accused of being a ' non violent extremist' by our Prime Minister - and this sickens me to the very core.

If Good old David Cameron is going to claim I am  as dangerous as ISIL or an extremist because I do not believe the official truths given on so many ' terrorist' claims by our government,  then maybe the police would have a field day is every single person who did not believe the official claim,  walked into their local police station and handed themselves in as guilty extremists,  and just see what happens when millions are queing outside police stations up and down the country.

Truth, is seems, is hard to come by from officialdome and one wonders what kind of example this sets our young - and I simply do not believe much what is shared through the media these days and as for going into another war with America -

  There may be a semblance of truth,  but sadly we cannot trust the levels at which our government and the United States will go to in order to hide the truth and just do what they want - for whatever reasons - and we the people, will continue to be lied to and kept in ignorance.

Your opinions on this article are invited, as usual.

John: I was astounded at the level in which you wrote your piece called TRUTH in your recent Blog. Wow, I was not expecting something as hard hitting but goodness, I completely agreed with you and found myself nodding and saying yes - yes - yes all the way through. Robin.
John. I believe that Marilyn Monroe was really a tranvestite. Does that make me a terrorist ?  Rob.



STREISAND ( aaahhh.....  love her..... )

It's official - Barbra Streisand's
Partners has entered the Billboard 200 chart at #1, making her the only recording artist in history to have a number one release in six consecutive decades!

Some might think this a little ' too gay ' but fuck'em.  I have loved Streisand since I was 16 years of age and bought every album, saw every film and TV interview and saw her live in concert 3 times and even went to the Royal Premier of 'Prince of Tides' and sat not 12 feet away from Princess Diana and Streisand... and have been a fan for a long time and I am thrilled that this new CD is so popular, for while it is not Streisand the belter - this is Streisand at 73 years of age and doing damned well.  It has a more mellow feel - probably because of her age and probably because her voice is more mature and lower in key,  and although I didn't think I was going to like the CD - and while I have never heard of half the male singers she is dueting with,  it aint half bad for an old girl... and well worth the money. 

Good on yu Babs... How about another Partners album but this time - as was originally thought - duets with Bette Midler, Byonce and other women singers... Now that would certainly get my attention.


This is the new poster to be found

at the front door when you walk up.

It is viewed by all those walking by and everyone can see that we are PEOPLE MOTIVATED - NOT PROFIT DRIVEN - and I get a great many comments from locals about how we offer so much for free.



I was gob smacked when I noticed today that 5 or 6 DVD's have been taken from our Bookshelf of FOR SALE items and considering I was selling these for someone else, I have now to pay him for something that a guest has stolen.

NOT FOR PROFIT guys - means just that - and someone STOLE FROM US ?

I am gob smacked - stunned and appalled that someone would steal from us, and as the DVD's were only between £5 and £7 each, is hardly a fortune and considering the value we offer here and the service,  to steal is just so low life, so common and so plebeian.



'Thank you both for the best week ever. Great guys with lots of laughs. See you soon. Love  XXX'

This was written in our guest book when a guest left recently who then turned very abusive after he returned home  and all because he mistook our friendliness and compassion for something else and where he fell in love with my staff member and accused him of leading him on emotionally - as the guest had obviously fallen in love with him - and all in just a week. 

Can I point out that we are exactly the same with everyone,  and if someone is obviously lonely,  we share time and talk and be there for them :-  and if someone is obviously emotionally lonely we try and spend time enabling them to see their own worth and that you do not always need to rely on someone else to support your emotional needs as it all starts within your self:-  and if someone has special needs - we are extremly sympathetic and understanding and will endeavour to be and say and do whatever we can to help them feel safe and at home and comfortable without any hassles.  We do this because we care and is NOT to be assumed that because we are trying to be thoughtful and nice, that we are leading you on and teasing to be cruel,   but maybe teasing in fun to lighten the mood.
It hurts when people throw accusations at you that are completely un founded and unwarranted and obviously belong to the person throwing them and when they simply refuse to see the light and constantly refuse to accept any responsibility for their actions and for mis reading the facts,  then it is time to cut them loose and allow them to either drown in their own vat of naive assumptions, or if they show even the slightest glimmer of underatanding we will always be there to guide and assist where we can,  but do not assume that abuse and agressive negative attitude will win anyone over, as it does not and you will be ignored and our friendship eventually terminated.
With close friends I will move mountains and never give up on them until it is plainly clear that I am wasting my time and effort - while with a guest,  as in this case, I really do have better things to do than help sort out your emotional needs and I have  a business to run and if and when you threaten me and threaten my business then do not wonder why I then come out fighting and you can only guess the power and the conviction that I have available within my self - to defend what I have been so many years creating , building and putting positive energies into and I will not allow anyone to threaten that.  The old hooker inside me - ha ha - can show a tough side and a side not many people have ever seen,  but when cornered and when under attack,  I am quite capable of taking care of my self and my venue and will not tollerate or allow such agression from others and especially when it is all their own crap and has absolutely nothing at all to do with me. Threaten a negative report on Trip Advisor because you are fucked up,  and see just how fast I come out with the boxing gloves on ( metaphorically speaking.) 

Many turn against the very people who offer them help - this is common in therapy,  and many do not seem to understand the concept that some people are just trying to be nice, kind and thoughtful with no hidden motives or needs and if you assume otherwise and break your own heart, than accept it as your own doing and do not throw accusations at the innocent.  It is the quickest way to piss people off and eventually close venues down as we are - quite simply - not here to accept abuse
coming from others who are in need of something we are not prepared to offer.

Big shame as I was very fond of this customer - as a regular we have had problems with some years ago ( same thing - different staff member ) and I thought he had learned and grown and moved beyond,  yet it seems the exact same thing has happened again and he has not learned, he has not moved forward and he is still emotionally crippled and throwing his ' stuff' at me - which is unacceptable as it really has absolutely nothing to do with me. I am not his therapist. Period.




Spirituality and Men (SAM)
is a self-development group run by men for men, aiming to explore the spirit of man through informative dialogue, honest interaction and the silence of meditation.

This group meets on the first Sunday of every month at Global Co-operation House.


For further information, please contact the SAM team:



Thought you might like to see these e mails to and from Hammy Hall.  

It did make me laugh.


To Hamilton Hall :-    ' If I come to see any of your clients in the hotel do I have to pay anything?'

My Answer: :- 'I have no idea what you are talking about … . in plain English please.'

His answer :- 'In plain English: Can I come to your Hotel and have sex with your clients (I expect your clients to pay me) You can not expect me to pay for anything as I am short of money.'

My answer :-  'In plain English - FUCK OFF'





It is such a shame when someone turns into a vile bitchy queen,  obnoxious and agressive, doesn't listen and repeats the same old crap over and over and over and who will not listen and will not calm down and will not respect others and will not behave - after they have had a few drinks.  Personally I dislike drunks. I dislike their whole demeaneur even if giggly and fun.  I especially dislike it when they are too ' in your face'  and will not take no for an answer and will not leave you alone and back off... and last night I had to have a little talk with someone over their behaviour and again this morning as it is not fun for me and when other guests mention it over breakfast and when I find out how others were disturbed by it, then I know it is time to take action and control the situation before it gets out of hand. 
A lame apology was eventually forthcoming but only after a severe talk from myself,  and we shall see if the good guy returns or the bad guy - as the bad guy will be told to leave if he cannot behave himself.  We all want a pleasant few days and my guests deserve the best that we can offer and when one individual with attitude spoils it for the others,  then this individual obviously has a need, a desperate need, for attention at any cost,  and this is where the therapist side of me kicks in and recognises various signs and where I put my therapist hat on ( so to speak )  - and tell people to behave.  Bit like a strong Mother figure... 

Sadly this individual ' had a go' at several people staying and most left the room every time he came in and he became the talking point of the weekend - with much fun and laughter spoken about him behind his back,  as everyone was gobsmacked at his vile attituide, rude manner and agressivness.  He was not physically threatening,  just one of those gobby vile queens who sees life in a very distorted and disturbing way compared to just about everyone else and this attempt to ruin the weekend for everyone else backfired on him as everyone just walked out and ignored him.

One evening everyone was playing a game in the lounge and slowly everyone left and came up to my apartment where we sat and watched a movie together and chilled, laughed and generally had fun and it was some time later they shared with me that they had come up because they wanted to get away from ' the man'  and while this made me giggle,  I did feel sorry for a man who did not know how to behave to such a degree that he and his lover were abaondoned by just about everyone as they simply didn't like being with them.

I had words twice with the guys partner and told him the full facts and he even said he had wondered why everyone had left the lounge the night before and wondered where everyone had  gone and how they were left alone all evening, and I had to make sure he knew the exact reason, as if he cannot get through to Mr. Vile' then the man will never learn and grow and improve.

So - not being afraid to speak up - I did - and it is doubtful anything will change,  but it is a very long time ago since I met a more vile gay man who everyone grew to dislike intensley.  Booze was part of the story and a fucked up individual was a large part of it as well.

Luckily,  this is very rare at Hammy Hall and I sincerely hope he hears what was said and makes some changes or he will end up a very lonely and sad old man with no friends.


I have  also become very aware this summer how many people assume I only have one e mail or one phone call per day to answer - theirs - and that when they phone I should know who they are, what they are talking about and everything that may have been mentioned in an e mail - one of between 50 - 100 received every day - and was probably answered hours beforehand.
Telling me how to run my business is going to get my goat.  Telling me how you intend doing business with me regardless of how I choose to do business is going to irritate and when I state my case, clear and honest,  they seem to think I am rude for ignoring their input when they have utterly and completely ignored my business accumen and how I actually do business and they have told me how they intend to proceed with absolutely no consideration for me at all,  and I do not stand for it. 

WTF planet are these guys from.

Try making a hotel booking at the Savoy in London - or book a flight on BA and see how quickly the booking is made when you state you do not have a credit card but will pay cash on the day / on arrival, and that yes - you are honest and genuine and yes, you can be trusted - honestly ... and either they consider the world to be an absolute idiot or they assume I am, and naturally, they get told we do not do business this way and the attitude I get in return is often breath taking in its rudeness towards me.

I appreciate a lot of married men are worried about being found out and wish to remain anonymous;-   but I also am considerate of my customers safety and security in the building and I need confirmed bookings from everyone to add to that security and protection.  Last evening a customer opened the front door to a complete stranger who was ringing the front door bell and who hadn't considered the ramification of what he was doing - especially as I was on my way down to answer the door -  and how this complete stranger could have been anyone;-   a queer basher - the vice squad, an abusive homophobe -  or a vouyeur who just wants to come in and see some naked men - and it could have been anyone - and while we have never - ever - had any problems like this - the customer who opened the front door didn't know this and not only that, when opening the door my dog went out and he had absolutely no control over trying to get my dog back in.  I gently told him not to do this again and he was completely taken-aback at why I was teklling him off  and I had to point out some of the above facts to him and bring him into awareness of his stupidity in someone elses venue.

If I come to your home and you are busy somewhere, I am not about to answer your phone if it rings unless you tell me to - or answer your front door to a complete stranger without your permission and I MOST CERTAINLY would not invade your privacy and allow strangers I do not know into your home even if they do say they are your friends, as I don't know them.

The mind boggles - it really does.





I watched a cringey youtube video about 'X MEN AND THE GAY AGENDA' through the films ' X MEN' (  CLICK HERE AND WATCH IT NOW ) and how the director had sex with young boys and raped them as part of the gay agenda to turn young boys gay, and I have never ever heard anything so absurd. WHAT THE FUCK IS A GAY AGENDA ?  I have been an out gay man for alomst 50 years. I have run various gay organisations, gay business' and even worked for 20 years in the sex industry - involved with thousands of people over the years and not once, never ever - have I ever heard of a hidden gay agenda and it seems it must come from the straights who are convinced we are about to brainwash all young boys and take over the world - or something.

I must point out here that paedophilia is predominately straight - about 90% straight - and not gay at all,  yet the straights do like to scream and holla about gay men screwing young boys and in all my years I have only ever met one man who had been convicted for having a wank with a teenage boy and he as a little odd - as in he was not the sharpest pencil in the box - or to the point, he had special needs mentally himself. 

What is this gay agenda that the straight world seems to transfixed with that we gay people know absolutely nothing about - and when you say this - all they can say is that we are lying, living in denial,  hiding the truth from the people,   when the truth is - there is no gay agenda any more than there is an agenda by gay men to take over the world and turn all men gay - or for gay men to fly to the moon and make it a gay macca or any other ludicrous ideology created out of warped minds bent on some kind of fear based rhetoric that has - in many ways - been used for centuries to damn and destroy people they fear - and why do they fear gay man - 

It REALLY is about time these scared little boys grew up and turned their attention to the mass murder and mayhem their own governments are  doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and how even America is now getting into bed with their own worst enemy, the one country they claim is the creation of all evils and all terrorism ( no - not America itself although you wouldn't be far wrong ) but Iran.  Let's concentrate on truth here and not the fear based crap that so many like to throw about that is precisely that - CRAP.

Now:  If you know something about a gay agenda that I have been missing for the last 50 years - other than we demand equality and acceptance just like black, asian, aboriginal and Essex people have been demanding for decades ( just joking about those from Essex... )  then PLEASE enlighten me , but be honest, be truthful and above all, be adult and  do not approach your thoughts through your dick or through fear but through rational adult and educated input of honesty.  Anything else is just dangerous and unenlightened.




Now that the summer is over we are allowed with the dog on the beach again and she just loves it... hates the water --- but loves the sand and running around.
Any day you fancy a glorious walk with me and my dog, usually around 1pm,  just pop on by and you are very welcome to join us and we can chat and share a laugh while we take in some beautiful scenery somewhere, not necissarily the ebach, as Bournemouth has tons of stunning places to walk a dog.








Julian Assange's dramatic arrival at the Ecuadorian embassy

The news today is about how Julian Assagne has been holled up in the embassy for 2 years at a cost of around £11,000 a day to tax payers to keep a police presence outside in case he tries to leave.


£70,000 a week from tax payers money.

Remember guys:  This man is only wanted for questioning - THAT IS ALL - to answer questions on trumped up charges of rape.  I do not see the government paying out millions of £ looking for other people who have not been proven guilty, have no warrants out for their arrest or anything else illegal - he is only wanted FOR QUESTIONING by Sweden... THAT IS ALL,   and we all know it is because America wants to get their hands on him because he has shown the world what a criminal and immoral government it has and they wish to silence him and hide their guilt.

This is absolute madness.  I fully support this man and all wistleblowers who expose government corruption and abuses and this is another government abuse - wasting so much money - OUR MONEY - and over 2 years that is over £7 MILLION - and for what ?

The USA want this man. Period. I do NOT believe the trumped up charges against this man - it is just an excuse for the US government to bully its way around the globe and shut up anyone who tells the public the evils they are getting up to. 




On November 1 2014 we have a major problem ! The British parliament loses the right to legislate over us in 43 very important areas, the British parliament will have to seek approval from the EU for any laws they wish to pass on those 43 areas. The British Parliament also loses the right of veto over those areas. Those areas are as follows:

1)Administrative cooperation, 2)Asylum, 3)Border Controls, 4)Citizens initiative regulations, 5)Civil Protection, 6)Committee of the regions, 7)Common Defence Policy, 8)Crime prevention incentives, 9)Criminal judicial cooperation, 10)Criminal Law,   11)Culture, 12)Diplomatic judicial cooperation, 13)Economic Social Committee, 14) Emergency International aid, 15)Energy, 16)EU Budget, 17)Eurojust, 18)European Central Bank, 19)European Court of Justice, 20)Europol,  21)Eurozone external representation, 22)Foreign Affairs High Representation Election, 23)Freedom of Movement of Workers, 24)Freedom to Establish a Business, 25)Freedom, Security, Justice, cooperation & evaluation policy, 26)Funding the Common Foreign & Security Policy, 27)General economic interest services, 28)Humanitarian Aid, 29)Immigration, 30)Intellectual property,
31) Organisation of the Council of the EU, 32)Police cooperation, 33)President of the European Council election, 34)Response to natural disaster & terrorism, 35)Rules concerning the Armaments Agency, 36)Self-employment rights, 37)Social Security Unanimity, 38)Space, 39)Sport, 40)Structural & Cohesion Funds, 41)Tourism, 42)Transport, 43)Withdrawal of a member state





Drag Queen Panti Bliss's

viral homophobia speech

6 February 2014 Last updated at 22:03 GMT

An impassioned speech by an Irish drag queen about what constitutes homophobia has been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube, prompting thousands of comments.

Panti Bliss was already an icon of Ireland's gay scene, but her profile has just rocketed. In a speech at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin at the weekend, Panti spoke of the "oppression" she feels as a gay person living in Ireland - including her own sense of internalised oppression.

Filmed by Conor Horgan





an amazing lyric and video about gay love



The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom.

This amazing video of 4 black swans surfing the tide 



When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.


It was a whole lot easier to get older than it was to get wiser.




This is so sweet, a dog who discovers he doesn't have to swim




Tony Bray died just before Christmas, and I shall miss him.  He was a good and dear friend who visited and loved Hamilton Hall and would sit in the Conservatory meeting and greeting people as they came and went and everyone loved his peaceful and charming manner.  He was 79 years of age and a real sweetheart.    He will be missed, dearly missed.








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