Art, Soho Square, London

6 April 2011

6th April 2011

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I recall…

28 April 2010

…once wearing odd shoes on a date. They were both the same colour, but very very different to each other. And I didn’t realise until a couple of hours in.

Can’t be that bad though, maybe it’s a good trick to learn. After all, over five years later we’re still together…


A comment on hate crimes

21 October 2009

Last week I posted about about an Daily Mail comment piece by Jan Moir with an undercurrent of homophobia and thoughtless premise. This week the BBC are reporting that homophobic crime in London has risen by nearly a fifth, according to the latest figures on incidents reported to the Metropolitan Police.

The article says that while it’s believed that more people are reporting homophobic crime that’s most probably not the only reason for the increase. The increase is real. And it’s happening. “I don’t know why it’s happening but homophobic crime is definitely increasing,” says Kate, manager of gay pub George and Dragon in Hackney Road – reports the BBC. Just last week Ian Baynham died after a homophobic attack in front of many people in Trafalgar Square, right in the heart of London. Patrick Strudwick, writing on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free pages today also argues that the increase in hate crime is real, and not just a product of greater degree of reporting and measure of Police success.

It’s not that long ago that David Morely was killed on London’s South Bank and just ten years since the Soho pub bombing.

It’s important not to be complacent about hate crimes and homophobia. Jan Moir’s article and dismissal of gay relationships, and the others that still appear, does nothing but continue to undercurrent of homophobia – it does nothing to fight hate crimes and arguably fosters them. Hate Crimes need to be fought against and clearly unacceptable. People who take a laissez-faire attitude to homophobia need to consider what impact this can have on people who feel that hate crimes are justified, are OK.


The things you see…

26 May 2009

I decided it was time to post some of the random photos I have taken out and about on my mobile phone. These are all from London over the last year.

Sunset from Hungerford Bridge

Sunset from Hungerford Bridge

Dinner on Southwark Bridge

Dinner on Southwark Bridge

"Fake Club"

Fake Club

Giraffe on wheels, St Pancras/Camden Town

Giraffe on wheels, St Pancras/Camden Town

Police art

Police art

"Underground" car park?

Underground car park?

Religious followers

Religious followers

Rooftop religion in King's Cross

Rooftop religion in King's Cross

"Wait here, I have gone to get help" in neon

Wait here, I have gone to get help in neon


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