When you are told that there is a massive lack of venues and events for older gay men, - and when you offer numerous gay groups designed for older gay men - numerous events, drop ins,. dinner parties, bridge evenings, coffee mornings and more, and have everything refused - then you do wonder why so many of these gay mens groups do not mix together and help each other out. They simply do not. There is no love lost between various groups and organisations and what there does se
Hello John. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prepared me for a lot of things, but nothing could have prepared me for this. My name is Kamavinga. I was born into a family of five girls and assigned male at birth. But I always knew I was a girl. The day my family found out about my gender identity, my father tried to force me to marry a woman I didn't even know. I didn't know what to do, so I fled. I ended up settling down in another town where I befriended
SCROLL DOWN "They tell you not to cry. They tell you he's just a dog, not a human. They tell you it will pass. They tell you that animals do not know that they must die. They tell you that the important thing is not to make them suffer. They tell you that you can get another one. They tell you it will happen. They tell you there are more unbearable pains. But they don't know how many times you've looked your dog in the eye. They don't know how many times it was you and your d
Hello John, A few minutes ago, Peter was seized by the Qatari security services while demonstrating in Doha against one of the most homophobic regimes on Earth.
Qatar hosts the FIFA football World Cup in three weeks.
He was arrested near Qatar’s national museum while staging the first ever public LGBT+ protest in Qatar or any Gulf state.
Peter was holding a placard supporting Qatari LGBT+ people who can face jail, ‘honour’ killing and forced conversion practices. Unde
I saw this organisation on twitter and they were asking for donations and as I had never heard of them before, I asked and this was their answer - Hello John, Thank you for your email. The Safe Spaces Alliance is a program we run through Visit Gay Long Beach. Visit Gay Long Beach is a 501c3 non-profit LGBTQ+ travel resource dedicated to curating safe, inclusive spaces and events while promoting LGBTQ+ & ally-owned businesses in Long Beach, CA, USA.
We started our "You Are We
A man sees a snake burning in the flames and decides to free it from the fire. The snake bites him as soon as he catches it, it bites him and it causes the person excruciating pain. The person immediately throws the snake away and the snake falls back into the burning flame. At this point the person looks around and finds a metal stick. He uses the stick to save the snake from the flames Another person who was watching the incident approached the person and asked him: "This s
Hamilton Hall offers a COFFEE MORNING - every Wednesday between 10.30am - 1pm
£10 with ground coffee, cakes, pate, cheeses and more. CLOTHING OPTIONAL THROUGHOUT MEN ONLY and usually men of all ages - but no twinks. Hamilton Hall offers a COFFEE MORNING - every Wednesday between 10.30am - 1pm
£10 with ground coffee, cakes, pate, cheeses and more. CLOTHING OPTIONAL THROUGHOUT MEN ONLY and usually men of all ages - but no twinks. Hamilton Hall offers a COFFEE MORNING - every We
Below is a copy of a letter sent to me this week from Bernard. Bernard was a regular customer here for some years and as he got older his visits were less frequent and we did enjoy his company. He would do little magic tricks for us and always had a joke to share and he was an actual magician during his work life - and we did use to laugh and be in awe. Then one year he sent us some home made Christmas decorations he had made, and we still have them, still use them, and th
AS you read last week, we had a guest die on us here and Woody spent 20 minutes with the 999 people on the phone instructing him to give CPR - and staring into the face of dead eyes may be how some people earn a living but it is NOT something we get to do - in fact - is probably something most people never get to do in their entire life's journey. It may be nothing to some - but it is emotional and upsetting for others. Here we have a guest we reached out to and befriend.
This is the question we keep asking ourselves concerning the customer who died on us this week. Over and over we keep thinking, re living, reviewing, dreaming when we can sleep and it constantly goes over and over in your head , creating stress and anxiety, doubt and self reflection. Could we have done more ? Should we have read the signs ? He was metaphorically screaming for help, did we do enough ? We all go through this kind of self torture when something dramatic happen