Ryan Houston
Previously worked in radio and journalism, can now be found running a charity, while also running around trying to complete University work for my BA, while occasionally still carrying around a note book and pen... it's not the same writing away on an iPad. From the sad life of a student, to the highs and lows of love, breakups and more, my posts are pretty varied. Say hello to me on Twitter @Imryanhouston

Entries by Ryan Houston

When Dating Apps Become a Problem... Are We Addicted?

(1) Comments | Posted 5 December 2014 | (01:10)

I recently discussed someone that I went on a date with, who halfway through our date went on his dating profile during a conversation we were having. I wasn't happy in the slightest. I didn't find it a good trait in a future partner that he couldn't pay attention to...

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The Great Commitment Conundrum of 2014!

(0) Comments | Posted 30 November 2014 | (19:43)

I recently began thinking about something terrifying, the one thing that can make you begin to sweat with nerves at just the thought, some of us anyway; commitment. To some of us, it comes naturally, to others, trying to get a little bit of it is a true nightmare.

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Ukip - The Party of the People?

(0) Comments | Posted 30 November 2014 | (02:06)

I recently Chaired an Annual General Meeting for the charity that I run, we got through all of the points without much pain, and celebrated with a few glasses of wine once we had completed the meeting. We though we were home and dry, as all of the business had...

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Have We Lost Our Love for the Public Display of Affection?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (12:37)

Love them or hate them, it's pretty safe to say that we've all encountered a public display of affection. Now personally, I'm not one of those people that swoon at a Carrie Bradshaw type leg raise from a couple in the street, there's a time and a place after all,...

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Comment - Is the 'Rainbow Crossing' the Symbol of Solidarity?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 June 2014 | (09:01)

As recent news stories have declared, Brighton, best known for beaches and the pier, is now becoming known as the City with a 'rainbow crossing.'

The crossing, which was officially unveiled yesterday, has been unveiled as part of celebrations to mark lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender Pride month.


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Are We Loosing Pride in Our 'Pride's'?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 June 2014 | (08:39)

Pride events. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will attend one during their life-time. But one question seems to enter my mind at certain times, have we started to lose pride in our 'Pride' events?

I'm lucky enough to be a Director and the Chairman for Sunderland Pride in...

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Was Equal Marriage What We Were Really Aiming For?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2013 | (13:28)

Earlier this month, members of Parliament voted on the controversial issue that is equal marriage.

With high tensions, the votes were counted showing 400 votes in favour to 176 against the introduction of the bill.

For many people, including myself, this was a monumental day, it showed the start of...

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Perhaps There's a Reason the BNP Aren't in Number Ten?

(17) Comments | Posted 28 October 2012 | (01:34)

Nick Griffin, BNP leader, has made claims to be in "support" of gay people, this comes after making a series of outspoken comments to a student newspaper about same-sex parenting.

Mr Griffin described civil partnerships as something that "undermines the institution of marriage", he also made an astonishing claim that...

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Football - It's Not All Racism!

(10) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (18:05)

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Kieran Brady, an ex-footballer of Sunderland AFC. We met to chat about the way in which we could link the message of a Gay Pride event in Sunderland into football, and the inequality that has clearly been present for a number...

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