I have an arab friend from Saudi Arabia. Normally I message him using an email address that is attached to one of my domain names. But this weekend I am moving some domains including this one to different web hosting. So, via my domain registrar, I forwarded this particular email address to a GMAIL account temporarily. (more…)
The police and Manchester City Council have announced the latest ‘crackdown’ on cruising in the city’s canal area. The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has promoted this in an article on its website, listing the various jail sentences that cruisers might incur (supposedly). (more…)
Latest (25 March 2010): a video of my visit to the site today. This shows the current situation and casts further doubt on the claims of ‘desecration’.
As church attendance figures have plummeted over the decades many buildings have been saved by being converted to a different use.
One old church on Dickenson Road in Rusholme became the Mancunian Film Studios from 1947-1953. After that it was sold to the BBC which used it for Grandstand and the first editions of Top of the Pops. (more…)
‘Hazel Blears Must Go’ campaigners hand in an open letter at her constituency office (video)
On Friday campaigners from the ‘Hazel Must Go‘ campaign handed in an open letter at Hazel Blears’ constituency office. (more…)
More4 News asks ‘are gay hate crimes taken seriously?’
As far as Manchester is concerned, based on my personal experience over the past year or so and the sheer volume of other incidents that people are discussing, I reject the suggestion that this increase in figures is due to more people being willing to report incidents to the police.
NO2ID campaigners burnt a giant ID card in front of Manchester Town Hall at 5pm tonight, after a public meeting at the nearby Friends Meeting house.
This exclusive video includes an interview with Phil Booth the National Co-ordinator of NO2ID. (more…)