Looking Back: My First Pride Festival

We all have those things that we always mean to do, but we never actually get around to doing. Pride was always that thing for me… well at least until last weekend, when I finally attended my first Pride festival. In doing so I embarked on a somewhat transformative experience, discovering a sense of community and a feeling of acceptance that can only come from attending an event such as Pride. Continue reading “Looking Back: My First Pride Festival”

Making My Case For Immigration

There’s one word that’s constantly in the news these days – immigration. It recently occurred to me, while watching coverage of the current ‘DACA’ debate in the US, that as a society, we have a lack of understanding of why immigration is so essential, and I believe that’s to our detriment. Drawing on my own personal experiences as a small-town boy in the big smoke, here’s my case for immigration. Continue reading “Making My Case For Immigration”

Just What Is Gender Really Anyway?

Gender is perhaps one of the most divisive concepts of modern times. This became more apparent to me than ever recently, when I attended a debate at the West Yorkshire Humanist Society, which both clarified my own feelings on the issue, and challenged them. So just what is gender really anyway? Continue reading “Just What Is Gender Really Anyway?”

Will The Boycott North Carolina Campaign Work?

North Carolina recently passed a piece of anti-LGBT legislation, which has since been derided across the US. Increasingly, prominent individuals and companies are boycotting the state, employing a tactic used to overturn similar legislation in Indiana. Will the boycott North Carolina campaign work? Continue reading “Will The Boycott North Carolina Campaign Work?”

Hillary Clinton, The Reagans and LGBT Rights

Recently, Hillary Clinton walked back her previous comments concerning the Reagans and AIDs. This may seem unimportant to you, but to me its just another reason why I would prefer that Bernie Sanders become the Democratic nominee for the Presidential election over Hillary Clinton. Continue reading “Hillary Clinton, The Reagans and LGBT Rights”

Dance the Night Away at Dempseys

Amid Sheffield’s kitsch, independent bars and glittering, up-scale nightclubs, you’ll find Dempseys on Young Street. Hands down, its one of the best gay bars the Steel City has to offer. It’s the kind of place where you can forget your troubles and dance the night away! Continue reading “Dance the Night Away at Dempseys”

Bar Review: Viaduct

Looking for a bloody great gay bar in Leeds? You might want to try Viaduct, its got it all; wicked tunes, cool décor, delicious drinks – you’ll have the night of your life, even if you have so many Vodka Red Bulls you don’t remember it the next day! Continue reading “Bar Review: Viaduct”