Entries by Gareth Johnson from 01/2013

Singapore Stopover

| Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having worked hard to build its reputation as the business hub of South East Asia, Singapore is renowned as being clean, efficient and safe.

Changing the World of Sport - One Gay at a Time

| Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Sport

It sounds hyperbolic to say that joining a gay sports club has changed my life, but it's true. Not only have I made great friends, improved my social life, and sharpened up my fitness, but I've grown in confidence, and discovered a love of sport.

Ringing in the New Year in Romania

| Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

Romanian food is interesting - we started each day with a traditional breakfast of bread, cheese, peppers, raw onion, pig fat, and two types of pork offal sausages. I won't lie to you, not my choice for a delicious way to start the day

Skiing: Good Times/Bad Tan Lines

| Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As we dragged our weary bodies, goggle tan lines, and assorted minor injuries back to Grenoble airport we were tired but happy - a great skiing holiday with a great group of friends.

LGBT Sport 2013: It Gets Wetter in Seattle

| Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Sport

The annual LGBT aquatics championships will be drenching the state of Washington in 2013.

A Weekend in Bruges

| Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bruges is undoubtedly a pretty town - ticking all the boxes that non-Europeans envisage all cities in Europe to embody: Cobbled streets; stone houses; canals and waterways; historic churches; and years of history so old that most of it is forgotten.

Five Hot-Button Issues for Future Gays

| Posted 01.16.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The past is, of course, a different country - they do 'do things differently there', and I think it's important that we don't let our memories and our past experience limit us from shaping the future for ourselves and the younger generations of gay men.

Time to Visit Cardiff

| Posted 01.16.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Like many towns and cities across the United Kingdom, Cardiff is an interesting blend of the history of yesterday and modernity of tomorrow.

Four Reasons to Visit Aachen

| Posted 01.18.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The whole trip took about four hours from the centre of London to the centre of Aachen - no endless hanging around airports and you can take as much luggage as you can carry.

Surviving Fashion Week

| Posted 01.20.2013 | UK Style

This was the first time I'd been Berlin Fashion Week - I was nervous and excited. I'd rented an apartment for the week in Mitte, central and good tra...

The Dangers of an Online Character Assassination

| Posted 01.22.2013 | UK Tech

If you're feeling a bit self-absorbed, it can be fun to Google yourself to see what shows up in the search results. However this exercise is less fun if what shows up as the public record of your life is not only untrue but maliciously false.

Grindr Gets Political

| Posted 01.24.2013 | UK Tech

Ever wondered if Grindr - the location-based dating app for gay men - has a social conscience? I caught up with Joel Simkhai, Grindr founder and CEO, to talk about the role that Grindr is playing in HIV prevention campaigns around the world.

Is Dating Redundant for Gay Men?

| Posted 01.25.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In many ways I guess dating is different for gay men - the reality and rules of our relationships can often be almost unrecognizable from the Hollywood version of dating that straights seem to aspire to.

Discover Manhattan's Lower East Side

| Posted 01.28.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We collected our keys from the laundromat downstairs and quickly felt at home in our new neighborhood.