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Chris Godfrey

Journalist and writer

London based journalist with experience covering LGBT issues, sport, architecture, politics and more.

Ched Evans and Football's Culture of Denial

Welcoming Evans back would be detrimental, both to the game and, far more importantly, to the victim of his crime and the 85,000 women who are raped in England and Wales every year.
19/10/2014 23:50 BST

No LGB in Team

For a moment it looked as though Michael Sam would be deemed surplus to requirements, not just by the St. Louis Rams, but by the entire NFL, before the Dallas Cowboys (eventually) rescued the sport from ignominy...
15/09/2014 15:20 BST

Beware the 'It's Our Year Brigade'

Somewhere along the lines confidence has become synonymous with a warped sense of masculinity. These guys have taken this notion and run with it. Their ludicrous assertions about England's expected triumph are the world cup equivalent of drinking a pint of your mate's vomit whilst stripping off naked on the dance floor.
13/06/2014 09:22 BST

David Cameron: Zacchaeus Reborn?

Cameron's sincerity isn't the issue here though - in this instance it isn't unfair to say he has none, it's political manoeuvring at its most palpable. The real question is whether it is in the church's best interests to succumb to his seductive eulogy.
23/04/2014 11:18 BST

50%? Grin and Bear It

However you look at it, raising the tax bracket will generate income for HMRC. It may simultaneously expedite Britain's seemingly inevitable class war (it will certainly encourage the political cheerleaders to cheer louder and with more fervour), but it will generate revenue.
27/01/2014 12:29 GMT

Not (Just) Another Tom Daley Blog

We may never get to the stage where a celebrity's sexual status isn't news, but this is nothing to be ashamed about. Just as we have the pleasure of supporting and celebrating Tom Daley's sporting achievements we too have the pleasure of supporting and (maybe, just maybe) celebrating what he will no doubt remember as one of the defining moments of his life.
11/12/2013 12:12 GMT

The Fickle Association

Even the most pious football supporter would be hard pressed to admit they didn't enjoy the "other" side of football - you know, the stuff which has very little to do with kicking a ball and more to do with selling papers. Not a week goes by where the latest taxing soap opera isn't dominating the back pages of our newspapers...
10/10/2013 12:37 BST

The Burka Paradox

The status of the Burka's legality has evolved into one of those controversial issues which galvanises the public into the sort of hysterical mob mentality normally reserved for paedophiles and rapists. A recent Yougov poll states that 61% of the British public would agree with the decision to ban the Burka in public spaces.
23/09/2013 11:22 BST

The Isolation of Sports and Politics

While Sochi 2014 is the immediate concern it is simply the latest charade in an ever growing list of erroneous decisions by sporting committees where the human rights record, inherent poverty and endemic discrimination of a nation have been flagrantly ignored.
12/08/2013 01:15 BST

Pandering to the Masses FC

Doncaster's absurd idea of signing up Louis Tomlinson from One Direction is a heinous, untenable crime, one which in a just world the footballing gods would see fit to fervently punish with dubious last minute goal concessions, perpetual injuries to key players (except Louis, you've made your bed so lie in it) and the signing of Bendtner on a long term contract.
06/08/2013 14:35 BST

Media Sensationalism and British Ignorance

The research conducted by Ipsos MORI not only highlights a stark public ignorance it goes some way to demonstrating the growing thirst for blood in Britain, brought on by a media crafted war against benefit cheats and of course the apparent on-going struggle against Islamification; manufactured battles the public clearly think we are losing.
16/07/2013 15:20 BST

Being Bisexual

Being a bisexual man is like trying to look left and right at the same time. Naturally this is to be expected considering the paradoxical nature of what being bisexual entails, but the beliefs and dogmatic perceptions of a large section within society make it almost impossible. Both gay people and straight people seem to have their qualms about bisexuality.
03/07/2013 17:27 BST