I watched on in horror as they heated up a piece of twisted wire with a loop on the end on a bunsen burner. The instrument, which is now a disposable piece of plastic, was heated up to sterilise it.
I think in that moment in time I had promised myself to sign up to the nearest monastery straight after, but I think with my libido I would have wreaked havoc with the monks! After the wire was heated it was cooled in water and then shoved down my penis.
At that point I think I vowed to become a hermit. Andy Williams was in top Tom Jones form, with his little hip swinging dance in Delilah, with accompanist Tim Nail running furiously up and down the keyboard. The Oil Shed accoustic is problematical and more sound reinforcement would have helped us to hear the low, quiet sections of Rise Like A Phoenix, but when the chorus went full throttle it was a spine-tingling experience. He held the audience in the palm of his hand — truly magic! Look out for their Christmas offering at Brighton Dome on December 4.
Tickets at www. I forget what the diagnosis was, but I was packed off with some medicine and was pleased to be out of the place. The thing here to remember is STIs happen. Knowing your sexual health status will help you ensure you are not passing any sexual diseases on to others and with the case of HIV, if you are positive you can get on to effective treatment that keeps you healthy and makes it impossible to pass the virus on. So grab your condoms and lube and play safe.
Stay in the UK or risk going abroad. Do we need a vaccine passport? The much derided and confusing traffic light system is a total disarray, red, amber, pink, green, blue — choose what colour you like, it comes to the same thing. Ah, sex. We all love a bit of the sex do we not? In some aspects, the whole gay world seems to revolve around sex. The apps have certainly made things a bit more straightforward for those who find it difficult talking to people in bars, like I do.
Much easier to chat someone up virtually. Some bemoan the apps for taking away this aspect of the gay experience. The meeting in bars, the catching a glimpse of someone checking you out, the initial chat, the relaxed chat leading to who knows what in the bar toilet later.
But the apps don't stop you from doing these things, you can still do them if you want to. In late July, Gatwick and Heathrow had some of the busiest days of the year. So, despite all the various perceived problems, people are going on holiday — to hell with the consequences. So where are our gay chums heading?
Thailand is currently on the Amber list, if you are double vaccinated you will not have to quarantine when you get back. You should avoid the mainland because of internal political problems. Stick to the islands. It does have a large range of gay vacation itineraries, usually based on small groups. It sounds and looks very good indeed.
Gay sailing is the new big thing, avoiding all Covid problems as you just enter and leave through one country. Croatia is one of the most popular countries that these trips leave from. GaySail is the leader of this gang, Amsterdam-based they organise cruise and sailing holidays for gay guys of all ages and nationalities. Canadian-based Out Adventures is the third company running very similar sailing trips, also from Croatia. Not being a lover of small boat sailing I cannot vouch for them but they do appear to be very popular.
Happy sailing. How exciting! It's everywhere! Porn presents the perfect idea of sex and how you should be doing it. Utterly unrealistic of course… fun to watch but not life-like. Did you see It's A Sin? There's a scene where the main character is about to get it on but is pulled up for not being clean down there. It was great to see it on screen as every gay man has been there. I call it an occupational hazard. You never see that happening in mainstream porn. But it can happen. Sex is all over the place.
On our televisions, in our phones, in our apps, in advertising, everywhere. Sex sells! If you really want to you could start your own Only Fans page and sell pictures and videos of yourself to random strangers!
And, of course, there's the illusion that we're all having huge amounts of sex all the time, which we probably aren't. I've experienced the Dead Lips — when there's absolutely no response from a guy when you kiss them. Not a wriggle. It's like kissing some Wotsits Of course, with all this sex going on there's the distinct possibility of getting involved in some bad sex.
Some really bad sex. The times that things don't gel. The times when the photos and the in-person man don't quite match. The time when they leave before you begin. The worst thing for me to do with bad sex is when guys don't know how to kiss properly.
What's that about? How is that a thing? It's like kissing some Wotsits. And then there's the guy who believes that kissing is opening their mouth as wide as possible and shoving their whole tongue in your mouth and swirling it round for hours on end.
It's very weird. How can someone get through life without knowing how to do that properly? And then there's drugs.
Meeting up with guys who are clearly high on something or other and can't get up off the bed let alone getting anything else up. The ins and outs of sex. I guess what with all this bad sex about I need to find me some great sex. I must be due some. We should speak the word trans and we should outline the issue as a trans issue that we stand together to address and support. If we are raising an awareness of a growth in violence towards young men who either are perceived to be gay or indeed are so, that is what we should be talking about.
Gay men under attack. Men who are gay. We are liars in our own midst and those who have suffered are neglected and we send more cannon fodder out into the line of fire. And if we want to discuss lesbian issues that is what we must do. A lesbian is a lesbian and their voices should be heard. Not silenced with a metaphorical fist down their throat every time they step forward to clear it. By Craig Hanlon-Smith craigscontinuum And so it continues, men who identify as gay or who are perceived to be so are viciously, violently attacked on the streets of the United Kingdom in the year of our Lord Men in Edinburgh, men in Birmingham, men in Brighton and what are we doing about it?
What are the national media saying about this crisis? This is an exponential rise in assaults on men, predominantly young and men who are or perceived to be homosexual.
Do you even give a rats ass? I was recently invited on to a radio programme to discuss the growing crisis along with a victim of a recent assault in Liverpool. To say that I was disappointed by the experience on the programme would be an understatement.
It was my belief we were there to discuss the growing rise in violence towards men who are or who are perceived to be gay in this country, only to discover that our presence was part of a phonein on the broader subject of hate crime. I had thought this was an item about the rise in violence towards gay men in this country; it was not, we were all gathered together in the minority-tastic basket of diversity and addressed homogenously.
Who can blame them? A collection of communities that has no discernible identity of its own, just one swirling, tasteless broth of patheticism. It has become a nonsense. Should a woman in the workplace wish to raise a matter pertaining to women and women alone, we would not replace the term woman with human in order to be inclusive.
This would reduce the matter to the clear flowing juices after two hours too many in the oven when the goose is well and truly cooked. It is important that we talk about issues pertaining to sexual orientation and indeed gender identities, and it is essential to also separate out these identities under the one umbrella as we all stand together.
Call out the issues for what they are, separate in order to establish both their strength and independent voices. If we want and need to talk about life in the UK for trans people, which of course we do, that is. I will stand with you lesbian sister and support your voice. I will sit beside you non-binary individual and listen to your stories.
Young parents with toddlers in pushchairs stood by and jeered in encouragement to his attackers. And why? Because the man in the T-shirt is straight. Just let that rest there for a moment.
In truth, his attackers thought he was gay. A gay man. He was after all, a gay man surely. Men who identify as gay or are perceived to do so by their potential attackers are not safe in this country. Say it like it is. To smother it in a generalist assault on all of us, is to let the attackers off the hook. I will stand with you trans person and hold your hand. I will also not deny my separate gay and male identity. It matters. I am not you, and you are not me. And it is absolutely present and correct to say so.
Glenn Stevens from the HIV project has announced Londonbased photographer Angus Stewart is now on board to take shots of those participating in the photo exhibition at Jubilee Library and a selection of branch libraries.
Most recently he was commissioned by Lambeth Council on a portrait project showing leadership in the borough — starting with Kwame Kwei-Armah at the Young Vic, and Florence Eshalomi MP, however, as the pandemic hit and claimedlives, he began to see the project from a very different angle and so photographed. More info: www. For Angus, HIV awareness is very important to.
HIV has always felt quite personal in that sense, it feeds into a lot of the photography work I do with marginalised communities, I want to find the core within each community, to explore with each person I work with their inner strength and the beauty within that community and show that to the wider public. Angus really understands the power an image can portray and we are very excited to have his professional expertises for the More to Me Than HIV project.
We are very keen to reach out to those living with HIV from the ethnic, transgender and drug use communities. Collectively, participants in the project can really make a real difference in helping to break down stigma and challenge the misconception that HIV only effects gay men, and as long as this myth is still allowed to be perpetrated we run the risk spreading the virus among people who do not know they can get it.
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One of the founding principles of the Metropolitan Community Church was the healthy integration of sexuality and spirituality. Those very healthy and normal feelings become a burden. It becomes a downward spiral. Internalised homophobia can so warp a person that they themselves become the voice of homophobia.
I believe that over the centuries the teachings of the Church have been responsible for lots of unhealthy and abusive sex, and much pain and suffering across the board; much of which could have been avoided if the Church had actually understood the first thing about love. In truth, religion is like sex, in that there is healthy religion and unhealthy religion; healthy sex and unhealthy sex.
Healthy religion is religion that grounds us in a greater reality; that deepens and enriches our walk with God and each other. Sex in a committed relationship is wonderful, but then so is sex in a sauna. Healthy sex enriches our lives, often engendering intimacy, and is a fundamental part of who we are. God made sex to be enjoyed — regardless of our sexuality!
Yes, biblical law seems to condemn homosexuality — yet the same book seems to suggest that same-sex love is beautiful. The words used at so many weddings: Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
Where you die, I will die — there will I be buried; were actually said by one woman to another. And when speaking of Jonathan, King David wrote: I have delighted in you, and your love for me was wonderful, beyond even the love of women.
Just two examples of many. If you are struggling with your faith and sexuality then give me a call. The truth is that God loves you just as you are, and is much more interested in your heart than who you have sex with. It turns out that God made sex to be enjoyed. What a relief! The musician is known for his gender-neutral outfits that blend masculine and feminine pieces to create a look that is generally considered to be inspired by queer culture.
Queerbaiting: straight-up bad or a complex expression of identity? Most celebrities are involved in some kind of controversy at some point, and this video definitely sparked some backlash for Billie, who is presumed to be heterosexual and cisgender.
Queerbaiting is widely considered to minimise the validity of queer identities and relationships, while also profiting off of this. However, a lot of queerbait content particularly that which features sexual tension between women is often presented to appeal to a male audience, and it is this that reinforces the notion that bisexuality and queer identities are not valid.
What needs to be considered is the intention of the creator rather than just the content itself. However, something I have begun to consider more recently is to what extent are we policing queerness and what it means to be queer in the 21st century. Although it is unclear how Harry identifies, he is currently in a relationship with a woman and has not been in any public relationships with people of the same gender as himself. When asked about his sexuality, he often says he would prefer not to label it.
As a result, some have accused him of wearing queerness as a kind of costume. And there are certainly undertones of biphobia in much of the criticism Harry faces. Reading this truly changed my perception of not only what it means to identify as queer, but what it means to think in a way that rejects the tools heteronormative and cisnormative culture has used to oppress everybody for so long.
Queerbaiting is real, but queerness is also real and comes in so many shapes and sizes that we are only just beginning to see represented in the media.
Opening with a death is always a wonderful start to any novel, particularly one which eponymously calls to mind the lives of the denizens of this Twisted Gilded Ghetto by the sea. Author Kay serves up a delicious book, full of entitled social wrestling, secret histories, blossoming love, elderly drag queens, polysexual queerness in all its forms and a geographical love for Brighton which showcases the city itself as a major character.
Ah poetry, what is it good for? Absolutely everything. I adore a good anthology making me gasp at the magnificent. Opened at random it inspires, delights, challenges and touches you deep down. Opened when seeking some support in the darkest days of life it shines a light along a path well-trodden by others, offering hope, solace, understanding and — where there is no hope to be had — just comfort.
Sutherland has amassed an eclectic group of poets here, from uber modern like Carol Ann Duffy and Maya Angelou to weathered classics from John Donne and Emily Dickinson, the range is impressive. Some fun, frivolous and fancy, others profound and pertinent. It touches the spot. The book is set into eight parts on the themes of hope, resilience and courage, joy, nature and escape, Echo - John Coffey - The Great News (CD, tranquility.
The warm, uplifting illustrations from Carolyn Gavin which accompany many poems are gloriously meditative and burst with colour. Skilfully weaving these wholly sex-positive narratives though some pretty curious spaces, wafting us back to the present before another rush back to a sensory overloaded side quest of lost fact, titillating scandal and some serious historical narratives.
The book takes us on a radical journey, pushing at boundaries, lubed up by our relationship with poppers, stretching us open, filling us with gorgeous facts, celebrating our filthy minds, erotic bodies, and unstoppable need for pleasure. Machado writes in myriad styles, convincing in all, and uses this kaleidoscope to share her experiences of samesex abuse. The stories, some very short, leave us unsettled, knowing the truth but unable to leave. The book is astounding, but with its clarion call of authentic experience it shows us the author not only growing stronger in a world determined to undermine and destroy, but learning, navigating and finally breaking free to document, share and convince.
Machado redefines what a memoir can be and gives us a new kind of personal narrative, showing that literature transcends and transforms experience, and that is what it is for.
Sometimes the anti-hero kills — or castrates — for revenge, sometimes his motives are as obscure as the occult symbolism without which no scene is complete. As almost every reviewer agrees, the images are striking: from an eviscerated horse suspended from a tower through to sandy vistas, the film is always visually interesting. But then the men hardly fare any better.
El Topo has many admirers but as it progresses it becomes even more frustratingly opaque and eventually boredom sets in. An intriguing two hours, but an experience Album) have no wish to ever repeat.
Rod Steiger dominates this film, a coiled spring of misanthropy and suppressed rage, playing the eponymous character, Auschwitz survivor Sol Nazerman. As Rodriguez is a morally rotten character maybe his sexuality is a way to signify depravity.
Or it could just be that. Nazerman has a frigid friendship with a social worker played by Geraldine Fitzgerald and is a reluctant mentor to an underling played, slightly stagily, by Jaime Sanchez. At one point Nazerman reveals his philosophy of life, that the only thing that is worth living for is money. Is his rage making him contemptuously play out an antisemitic stereotype? The Pawnbroker is worth seeing for its central performances and, incidentally, its great documentary-style shots of New York.
Filmed entirely in India, it shows its protagonists — a wealthy English family — against a backdrop of real Indians living and working on the banks of the Ganges.
With its painterly compositions and magnificent photography it sometimes takes your breath Echo - John Coffey - The Great News (CD with the richness of detail and the way it conveys the atmosphere of the subcontinent. If the viewer accepts The River as a romantic film about love, life and nature which is set in India, rather than being about India, it would be hard not to be completely swept up by the story. Norwegian lutenist Jadran Duncumb performs works for the lute by J S Bach on his latest recording.
First, a word about the recorded sound. The lute. Recordings also try to avoid the extraneous sounds of fret contact and string plucking. The Suite in G minor opens with a stately Prelude, followed by a gracious Allemande, and a gently swinging Courante. The Sarabande has a kind of sparse drama, and the second of the two Gavottes is beautifully fluid here in the running lines. The final Gigue is highly virtuosic, with its snappy rhythm Album) circling lines, and Duncumb makes his instrument sparkle with energy here.
The brief Prelude in C minor will be familiar to pianists, but its perpetual motion of arpeggios is actually ideally suited to the lute, and Duncumb. The Fugue in G minor is taken at a pace, with impressive clarity in the fugal lines, ringing bass notes and an impressive flourish at its climax. In the Fuga he maintains momentum despite its monumental proportions with a constant sense of direction and dynamic ebb and flow. In contrast, the Sarabande opens with a quiet air of mystery, yet Duncumb allows the emerging line to sing, with a beautifully silky chromatic scale near to the end.
After a gently dancing Giga with effortless ornaments, he launches straight into the Double with smoothly running motion, a ringing tone throughout, creating a peel of bells in the cascades of falling lines, and building to a full-bodied conclusion. These are highly impressive performances, amply demonstrating that the lute is definitely not a shy wallflower in the right hands.
There is a lot of technical detail behind the complexities. Different violinists had their own systems and styles — Girolamo dalla Casa d. There are solo violin Ricercata from Giovanni Bassano c. Devine has his moments too, with a beautifully delicate and courtly Canzon francese prima from Ascanio Mayone c. This is a stunning, well-constructed programme that will reward repeated listening, whether you want to get to the bottom of the technicalities of.
Italian Baroque ornamentation, or whether you want to simply relish the virtuosity of these performers in this glorious repertoire. The nine sonatas on offer here range across most of the year spread of his 62 sonatas. Yet he is also alert to the bright playfulness so typical of Haydn, such as in the outer movements of No. Meanwhile, the Bachian winding lines and steady bass line of No. The Rondo of No. Very enjoyable yet intelligent performances here, well worth exploration.
More info For more reviews, comment and events, visit: D nicks-classical-notes. Daniella Norton is an artist based in Brighton, who has been involved in exhibitions locally and nationally and has been selected for the Creekside Open and the Beep Painting Biennial in recent years. Her paintings have a hard-fought voice and presence that can threaten to transcend the subject matter. Her textural prowess bringing surfaces to life, the image being the first thing that greets you, but the process of it becoming that image always leaves a greater felt effect.
Having been referred to as lawless, her paintings are without parameters, or at least without parameters that control or bind what then happens. Their small surfaces allowing them to be seen wholly from a close distance, an intimate and almost personal encounter housed within them waiting to be triggered. She finds pleasure in responding to the paint she puts down, returning each day and trying something that will let it build and evolve, rather than knowing in advance what it is, allowing her to challenge and change her approach to using the external visual information that currently inspires.
Only willing to attempt to paint in accordance with what she feels she can paint on a given day, rather than what is on the easel waiting to be worked on. Having started working on a series of paintings which all stem from a drawing of an object from memory, she is allowing the paint they are composed of to increasingly become abstract, becoming something else which lingers between forms and non-forms.
Striving to try to find a Echo - John Coffey - The Great News (CD in the grey area between her interest in awkwardness and the concept of finding herself gradually involved in a more consistent approach. The conversation between her and the activity that occurs over the support, allowing an honest image to rise out of the activity. Something real and not merely gestural, everything that remains meant to still be there.
The themes she follows, she feels compelled to explore more deeply, can be linked to her interest in power relationships, whether it may be seen within the political realm to the lived lives of individuals and between the human presence and the nature they could be surrounded by if they were fortunate.
Her constant battling dichotomy between narrative, figurative and wanting to just have paint and the surface textures that can be achieved. The pull between the physical use of paint and the image conveyed, a constant to and fro. In her heart she feels that paintings can be seen at their most pure when they are nonfigurative, but she also loves the ways in which an image of a specific something can communicate with a real felt immediacy, functioning in a different way than the achieved surface of a more abstract painting.
Between andsinger Nina Simone appeared five times at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival on the shores of Lake Geneva, sometimes accompanied simply by a small group, other times performing by herself. This generous compilation of 29 songs brings together the best bits of those performances, at first mixing up the years and then focusing on her debut, all delivered with that inimitable mixture of classical poise, a deep feeling for the blues, and her everimpassioned vocals.
She was never an easy person, or comfortable in her own skin, but that just made her performances all the more commanding. There are lots of Simone albums out there, but this double CD set is one of the best. Victor Feldman was a British prodigy, an extraordinary vibes player and pianist who inat the tender age of 21, went to America and became a noted session musician, working with everyone from Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell — his are the luminous vibes on The Hissing of Summer Lawns and Hejira — to Tom Waits.
He even turned up on a Lulu album. This collection brings together four great albums from the late s: the classy and chic On Vibes, the septet and big band Suite Sixteen, an ahead-of-its-time meeting of jazz and Afro-Cuban beats on Latinsville!
Too easily in jazz we move on to the next new thing and forget the older masters. Feldman was an important British musician who deserves our full respect. It takes a brave man to start his new album not with himself or his full band — a strong ensemble with six horns and three drummers among them — but with a string quartet, playing with classical precision and commitment in a seven-minute piece that is both contemplative and edgy, and completely out of style with what is to follow.
But then Manchesterbased bassist and pianist Joshua Cavanagh—Brierley is nothing but adventurous. All the compositions on this, his third album, are composed and arranged by him, and he is not afraid to share honours around.
Punchy alt-rock and fusion pieces are interspersed with a solo piano outing by the leader and a lengthy vocal track by Caoilfhionn Rose Birley. Even American saxophonist Chris Potter makes a guest appearance. It is all a bit breathless, but all the more enjoyable for it. But whilst it takes the concerted efforts of a huge amount of people to deliver Pride, I wanted to mention Tony Chapman and his team at Legends.
This action illustrates to me his understanding of what Pride is about: a chance to highlight to the thousands of visitors and to remind those of us who live here that our LGBT scene is wonderfully diverse but needs constant care and most importantly funding for it to remain so in the future. Each year we raise thousands of pounds for The Rainbow Fund through Pride ticket sales but the Sunday event at Legends boosts that total whilst providing a real sense of community thanks to the hard work of the team at Legends.
Stephen Richards Lola Lasagne. The grant will fund the project for five years, helping the two Brighton-based charities to provide an urgent needs service to help LGBTQ people facing financial, housing and other problems. At MindOut, full-time advocacy worker, Emma Crossland, offers a flexible chat service during the day, out of hours and at weekends, where necessary, backed up with an instant online chat service, peer support and group work to try and prevent further crises.
The grant was made in recognition of the rising economic hardship and inequality facing members of the LGBTQ community in our city, and we are very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for its support.
Part of our contribution to the partnership is helping Allsorts develop its advocacy work. He offers advice and support on a wide a range of subjects including housing, money, health issues and social services.
I have been speaking to young service users to learn from their experiences and to inform my work. The Echo Chamber. The Estelle Show. Band Van Radio with Old Dominion. The Ebro Show. Color Me Country. My 3 Minutes Radio with Carly Pearce.
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