Today any distraction will do as my head tries to fathom the suffering others inflict on the innocent. From Aleppo to Manchester, Nigeria to Yemen, Iraq to Pakistan and the Central African Republic. Possibilities lost, loved ones never coming home. Senseless, heartless, endless. All we can do is hope that one day the world will see sense. That one day the wisdom of innocents who harbour no hate, have no warped ideologies and see only good in the world will prevail. Until then…
Watching Fox Fisher & Owl being interviewed by Piers Morgan on GMB today and its sad to see same ignorant, bigoted and aggressive response to non-binary issues today as were shown 20+ years ago to the LGBT+ community. I shouldn’t be surprised. Morgan’s stigma inducing remarks about non-binary people is as offensive as his recent “man-up” comments about mental health. But there he was again. Fearmongering and peddling the lies that we’ve heard for decades as he hammered home the idea that non-binary people will spread like wildfire in our schools as he questioned whether the concept was “gobbledigook” and are just a “massive new fad” that needs controlling.
Where once it was my LGBT+ community facing hostility over the AIDS crisis or the Section 28 fuelled social panic back in the late 1980s, it is now non-binary people in the spotlight in the UK. And just as I was then inspired by LGBT+ activists who dared to raise their fabulous heads above the parapet, I was so impressed and heartened by the bravery shown by those that would challenge non-binary discrimination today. On (ironically considering we are supposedly one of the more enlightened countries on the planet, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Day) GMB saw Fox and Owl challenge the reality of Morgan’s bi-phobia asking “why is it that 48% of trans youth are attempting suicide? I think we need to look into that because this is a real thing.” A real thing we are continuing to address thanks to Fox and Owl. Long may they have the strength and heart continue.
I’m a Gooner. She’s a Hammer. But this month we’ll be strictly blue and white as we support our Seagulls fight for promotion to the Premier League. Nothing would make this city prouder to see the club so many wrote off make it to the big time. Through grit, determination, exile, homelessness Brighton & Hove Albion‘s blue and white army never lost hope. So this April put your hands up for our city, our lovely city and lets get Brighton & Hove Albion were they belong. Come on you Seagulls!!! #together
Check out the no doubt overexcited Albion Roar, your weekly Albion-flavoured gossip-fest, every Saturday on RadioReverb 97.2FM DAB and online at radioreverb.com from 12 noon till 1pm.
Join Wildblood and Queenie as we share some bally-eric love this spring. Well we’ve got to beckon the sunshine somehow. Expect loads of hot house and balearic disco as Home Service shapes up for a summer of loving. With tracks from Late Nite Tuff Guy, Chez Moon, Moullinex, The Reflex, Tomson, Eddie Leader & Chez Damier, MAW, Tiefschwarz, Omar S, Bress Underground, Sandy Turnbull and those Pet Shop Boys (well its almost Brighton Pride – isn’t it?) it promises to be a right bobby dazzler. With added sequins. Just how we like it on RadioReverb.
Wildblood + Queenie’s Home Service Saturday 18th March 19:00 RadioReverb 97.2FM Dab and online at radioreverb.com
I like my queers dancing. I like my International Women’s Day celebrated. And I like my party to be perfect. Therefore it always has to be Traumfrau. The event for Brighton’s glorious ones, Traumfrau will open your mind and expand your dancing universe as performers, DJs and local delights combine to create a party you’ll not forget. With a line-up that includes DJs Unskinny Bop and DJ Jumeau, food from the Big Fig and live thrills from artistes, performers and professional weirdos including CherryBomB, Alicia Jane Turner, Shorty and Mzz Kimberley, you have all you could need to celebrate International Womens Day. Traumfrau style.
Traumfrau & Pink Fringe’s Women’s Day Extravaganza – Queer Disco & Performerrrs Saturday 11th March 21:00-03:00 Wagner Hall, Regency Road, BN1 2 Brighton. Tickets available here