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London Pride

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
london-pride-attitude1   London Pride has been handed down to us, London Pride is a flower that’s free. London Pride means our own dear town to us, And our pride it forever will be. Image courtesy of Attitude Magazine (I hope they don’t mind), lyrics courtesy of Noel Coward (I’m sure he wouldn’t mind) and the idea courtesy of ...

What a Gay Day

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
freedom-to-marry   Yesterday, the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage in all 50 states and America joined a select group of nations that have introduced marriage equality. The map I’ve featured from Freedom to Marry illustrates the situation around the world before the Yankee vote. In these damp little islands of ours, only Northern Ireland is holding back ...

Take a Stroll Along Turkey Street

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Turkey Street If they wanted to shy away from the curtain-twitchers, Jack and Liam couldn’t have chosen a worse position. Their terrace overlooked Turkey Street like the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the middle-aged infidels stuck out like a couple of drunks at a temperance meeting. Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum   ...

The Bells, The Bells

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
st-peter-mancroft1 With Liam away in London on family duties, I was left to my own devices to troll the streets of Norwich. As I passed the rear of St Peter Mancroft, a divine shaft of light pierced the clouds and a sudden crescendo of bells rang out. Blimey. It was almost enough to make this sinner drop ...

The Cocks of the County

On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
the-bell   There will be a great cock match at the Blue Bell…to show 31 cocks…Gentlemen shall be accommodated with a glass of excellent wine and care taken to prevent disturbance by the mob. The Pub Landlord, 1725 Blimey. That’s a lot of cock. Just leave the bottle. These days the cocks of the county strut ...

Retiring Norwich

On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Retiring Norwich Norwich is a retiring kind of town, the perfect place to hang up your boots. The micro-loft is the ideal roost, a lift just wide enough for a mobility scooter (I fancy a tiffany blue number with a harlequin shopping basket in fuchsia), tiny bills that won’t break the piggy bank and a small enough footprint to make light work ...

The Eavesdroppers

On Monday, June 8th, 2015
the-plough-2 One more pretty beer garden, one more eavesdropped conversation. This time, two young hipsters with ridiculously overgrown whiskers. They were in deep, earnest conclave.  ‘Why didn’t you just tell me you were gay when I asked you?’ ‘Dunno.’ ‘So you go and lock yourself in the toilet for hours? I was really worried.’ ‘I know, I ...

Wisteria Lane

On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
wysteria lane Unlike many houses of God poking up through the mishmash skyline of Norwich, the old church of St Giles, so ancient it got a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086, is still saving souls today. At this time of year, it’s ringed by a dripping abundance of wisteria and very pretty it looks too. As the ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
high-heel I’m a little tied up at the moment (said the the vicar to the dominatrix) with Turkey Street stuff so here’s something silly about shoes prompted by the giant heel currently kicked off in the concourse of our local shopping centre. Cinderella must be massive. I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. Oprah ...

Diary of a Gay Black Man: These Are Not My Tears

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
that_cry_behind_you I smiled inside. Their two hands connected perfectly creating a picture of commitment and beauty.  Two black women walking proudly down the street not afraid of showcasing their love and I smiled again.  I smiled because for that moment no one stopped to stare at them in disgust; no one even gave a second look ...

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