More to Me Than HIV

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More to Me Than HIV

First published in Gscene July 2020 For last years World AIDS Day I put together a public project of work joining other people living with an HIV+ diagnoses at Jubilee library.For last years World AIDS Day I put together a public project of work joining other people living with an HIV+ diagnoses at Jubilee library. For the project I spoke openly about my journey having being           Read more

More to Me Than HIV: GScene post Aug 2020

More to Me Than HIV is a project that aims to breakdown the stigma that has historically been attached to this virus.  When I saw my piece in last months Gscene to promote the More to Me Than HIV project, I was extremely proud, but a small part of me was filled with anxiety; but why should I feel this way? I have been on effective antiretroviral therapy since the Read more

More to Me Than HIV: first published in GScene July 2020

For last years World AIDS Day I put together a public project of work joining other people living with an HIV+ diagnoses at Jubilee library. For the project I spoke openly about my journey having being             diagnosed HIV+ 32 years previous. Back then there was no treatment and a lot of fear and misinformation concerning how HIV was transmitted. As such stigma was rife, Read more

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Gays Gone By….

When Madonna sang “Time goes by, so slowly” she really wasn’t telling the truth. Time flies by, but within that time there are hundreds of special Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender moments that we have all captured on an electronic device or even on an old Box Brownie (ask you your elders to explain that one). From club night, beach days, Pride and World AIDS day there are so many memories that the good people at QueenSpark Books would like you to share with the rest of the world. Read more

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Gay Games

When I left School my first job was at the seaside resort of Felixstowe where I worked as second chef and chief bottle washer at a burger bar called Big Daddies. One of the perks… the only perk of working there was the video arcade next door. Back then the choice of games where limited to pill popping Pacman, the testosterone fueled Donkey Kong and then there was the gallant blonde prince, with a high pitched scream in Dragon’s lair. All these characters I would later find on the gay scene.

As the gaming technology came on in leaps and bounds, such 2-D characterizations got left behind, and so did any hint that there may be gay gamers wanting to see themselves represented in worlds where everything and anything can happen. Read more

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GLB going’s on at Charleston House

Charleston House is a small 18th century farm house just outside Lewes, famous for its past tenants and the legacy they left behind. The run down farmhouse was discovered by Virginia Woolf in 1916, who in turn suggested to her sister, Vanessa Bell, that she should make the place her new home. At the time Virginia and her husband, Leonard lived in the nearby town of Asheham, later moving to Rodmell, making Monk House their home.   Read more

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World Book Night: Part two

Laden down with books, we hit the town, ready to give, give, give. First off we hit Brighton Pier; being a bit of a damp March evening, it was quiet, quiet but everyone we stopped and asked if they would like a book were really pleased we had done so. (BTW, If you have found my web page via getting a copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, hello, please have a read of my other articles.)

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World Book Night: Part One

I’m quite chuffed to be one of the 20,000 people chosen by World Book Night  to give away 1,000,000 copies of one of 25 carefully chosen titles. Check out the website for more details on what titles are going to out there. The book I have chosen to give away is, Mark Haddon’s Brilliant. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a story about a young boy called Christopher. Christopher is brilliant at maths and has a keen eye for detail, just as well when he finds his neighbour’s dog, Wellington, stabbed to death with a garden folk.

 Taking inspiration from his favourite detective, Sherlock Homes, Christopher sets out on a road of adventure…oh; he also lives with the condition, Asperger Syndrome. In Haddon’s hands TCIOTDITNT, is a book that will have you laughing out loud, but the next page have you in tears, but you’ll be rooting for Christopher in his quest to find out them real truth behind Welligton’s Death every step of the way.

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Big Plants, Small Gardens

So, you have a small garden, this does not mean that you have to have small plants and shrubs. In some cases having small low plants may only emphasise just how small the garden is. The key to creating an illusion of space is to invest in plants with some height. With many people experiencing a warmer climate, it is now possible to grow some more exotic plant. Bamboo for example not only brings height to your garden, but also creates excellent privacy as it can be grown similar to hedging. Read more

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