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Unemployed and Middle Aged: Do We Face a Jobless Future?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2014 | (09:39)

When 'official' figures put UK unemployment at a five-year low and the government insist we are in the middle of a 'jobs boom', for those of us who have already had a career, there isn't a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

As the population ages, a great...

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Why Political Correctness and 'Don't Say' Campaigns Are Just So Gay

(4) Comments | Posted 26 April 2014 | (00:00)

I have no time to be politically correct, to watch my mouth or be mindful of my words. In an age of campaigns such as 'Ban Bossy' and 'You Don't Say' it's sometimes safer to be seen and not heard for fear of saying anything that could cause offence.

The...

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So What If Your Child May Be Gay? Get Over It

(2) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (21:24)

If I was to go and try and get my 'gayness' reversed it would probably open up a plethora of Pandora's boxes. There would be demons, there would be horror, there would be sin, lustfulness and an absolute shed load of glitter, feathers, fun and debauchery.

My childhood would be...

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Madonna, Macklemore And Gay Weddings At The Grammys

(0) Comments | Posted 28 January 2014 | (12:56)

Unlike so many gay men, I do not look upon Madonna as being 'our glorious leader'.
I don't really voice an opinion on her. She's been famous longer than I've 'been' gay, in as much as back when she was rolling around the floor in a white wedding...

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Marks & Spencer, Muslims and a Matter of Taste

(36) Comments | Posted 23 December 2013 | (00:20)

Marks & Spencer, that great old bastion of Britishness.

The place where you could go for a pork pie, a prawn sandwich, a bottle of Prosecco and a pair of tights.

A store so vanilla, user friendly and middle of the road that you could patiently wait in...

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Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

(1) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (07:27)

I guess if you hold a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in a football stadium you're bound to get people attending who may not behave properly or be dressed correctly.

Some may take their tops off and dance around in the rain.

Others may boo and jeer their President...

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Nigella Lawson and Her Little White Lines

(2) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (08:31)

She's a saucy minx that Nigella Lawson isn't she?

When she's not stirring up all kinds of sexual innuendos with a chocolate covered spoon, or about to split the seams and spill suggestively out of her skirt, she apparently spends her time being strangled by a Saatchi and sniffing little...

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When Did 'Gay' Become a Dirty Word?

(24) Comments | Posted 21 November 2013 | (13:10)

Apparently I should be furious with Alec Baldwin, Eminem and (if I even knew who he was) James Arthur.

Why?

Because they've been flinging the words 'cocksucker' 'faggot' and 'queer' at anyone who's upset them. These three icons of virile masculinity have decided its handbags at dawn and god help...

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Have Attitudes Changed Towards HIV/AIDS Since the 1980's?

(2) Comments | Posted 31 October 2013 | (14:54)

I didn't really think I had an opinion on HIV. I realise this may sound ignorant or misguided but I grew up in the late 1980's and early 1990's so my teenage years were not a time that really allowed me to discover my sexuality. My abiding memory of that...

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Therapy or Medication for a Citalopram Nation?

(1) Comments | Posted 3 October 2013 | (09:43)

I've tried therapy, I've tried medication (both prescribed and unprescribed) and I've tried just about everything else to make me happy.

I've ticked all the boxes of addiction (apart from anything I'd have to inject or inhale) and now I'm at a place where I'm pretty happy with myself.

But...

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Is Simon Cowell Responsible for Britain's Rude Awakening?

(3) Comments | Posted 4 September 2013 | (10:51)

"The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls".

So wrote George Bernard Shaw in 'Pygmalion', the story of Professor Henry Higgins and a cockney flower girl called Eliza Dolittle, but...

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In Order to Complete This Personality Test, Please Leave Your Personality at The Door

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2013 | (15:38)

"Favourite fruit?"
Pink Grapefruit.
"Why?"

Because it's bitter and gay.

I think I may have just failed the 'What Fruit Denotes Your Personality Test?' and I haven't even got to the part where I start unpeeling a banana.

As a teenager I spent an inordinate amount of time...

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Drinks? Lunch? Dinner? The Dilemma of the First Date

(2) Comments | Posted 15 July 2013 | (00:00)

Recently I read that there is a simple way to tell if someone is really 'into' us, and not surprisingly, in a material world full of material girls (and boys), it supposedly depends on how much money and how much commitment we are willing to put into that initial meeting...

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The Devil is a (Would Be) Fashionista on the 5:2 Diet

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2013 | (08:47)

Recently I conducted an experiment.

It didn't involve Bunsen burners, test tubes, white coats or chemicals. Although by the end of it, I did feel more than ready to be collected and taken into care by men in white coats, and I would have quite happily ingested any amount of...

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In the Midst of a Mid Life Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (09:58)

I'm hurtling towards my 42nd birthday.
It's not even around the corner, it's standing right in front of me with a mean look on it's face and it's punching one fist into the palm of it's other hand. It looks like trouble, it looks like it means trouble and...

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The Perils of Online Dating and Why You Should Never Believe What You Read

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2013 | (22:46)

Recently I was asked to take part in a documentary about online dating. Not that I am an expert in the field of online dating, but the shows researcher had read some of my previous blogs and had decided that I was experienced enough within the realm of dysfunctional relationships...

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If Sex Sells Then Why Aren't Gay Men Getting More Credit?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2013 | (23:01)

They say that sex is a great leveller, that when we're naked, vulnerable and lying prone on the bed, it doesn't matter who, what or where we are. We are all the same. All of us wonder what on earth got us here? Should we still be laying here? And...

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From Fashion To Buddhism, Could You Give Up Everything That Defines You For The Sake Of Enlightenment?

(4) Comments | Posted 3 April 2013 | (10:07)

This week a friend of mine will walk away from his rapidly growing clothing line. He will switch off his iPhone, turn off his Mac, and drop out from Facebook, Twitter and every other social media.

He will give up the ambition that has made his fashion business start to...

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At What Age Do We Reach Our Peak Mentally, Physically And Spiritually And Should We Even Care?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2013 | (09:55)

Every week it seems that we are bombarded with information in the media regarding how to tell if we are in our prime, if we have reached our peak or if we are just about to go hurtling over the hill in a cardboard box with four wheels attached but...

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Dreams Of A Life - The Story of Joyce Vincent

(2) Comments | Posted 7 March 2013 | (21:50)

I rarely watch television. The box in the corner of the room or the flat screen on the wall hold little temptation for me. If anything, they scare me. I know I'm susceptible to letting my mind wander. I can be easily distracted and I can sometimes let myself get...

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