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Anthony Lorenzo

Writer, copywriter, pontificator

I'm Anthony, a journalist and copywriter.

I studied law at King's College London, before doing an NCTJ at News Associates after realising writing was the bigger passion while editing The King's Bench.

I'm interested in all things legal and political, especially crime, human rights, race and LGBT affairs.

I'm a lover of books to the extent that when younger, I would nibble on the pages. I do not do this any more, I promise.

I like to write a mixture of the serious and the frivolous, which while describing what makes my pen quiver, happily indicates my personality. Themes touching on race and the LGBT community interest me, probably because I'm gay, black and narcissistic.

For a time, I edited the opinions section of sosogay.co.uk, as well as contributing articles.

I spend most of my time on a boat, writing, baking, teaching my puppy to talk and trying to understand human behaviour. I'm hoping to win the Booker Prize one day.

Further work of mine can be found at http://sosogay.co.uk/author/anthony-lorenzo/

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The Men Are Revolting

<img alt="bmm banner.jpg" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4815860/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.
17/11/2016 09:23 GMT

Is Harsh Punishment for Crime Always Right?

If punishment must be justified, and it must, it should be done so on the basis that morality is being restored. It is morally right and beneficial to society that people cannot get away with wrongdoing. To ensure people do not want to do wrong, weight must be given to making sure the punishment is justified on the grounds that the offender benefits to. Since deterrence did not stop them committing a crime in the first place, what would? A more moral and liberal system of punishment, surely?
29/02/2016 11:40 GMT

We Need More Black Media Representation

It is important that the media reflects the diversity of the country. We aren't just complaining because we want jobs. We aren't just angry at being ignored. The point of media is to bridge the gap between 'happenings' and societal understand of those 'happenings'. That requires a breadth of opinion and experience that we simply can't get by being racially homogeneous at the top.
06/01/2016 17:27 GMT

Misunderstanding the Black Male

Average black men - by this I mean black men who haven't just won gold medals at the Olympics- only see ourselves portrayed negatively. Media imagery zooms in on gang violence, failure at school, our aggressive masculinity and by corollary misogyny.
30/11/2015 13:09 GMT

On Being Black and Gay

The outright rejection of you based on your race is tempered not by more understanding men, but by attraction to you based on your race, or more specifically, based on pre-conceived notions of what your race has to offer: Big cocks, thug-like masculinity, animalistic lust. When you're strong, you ignore it. When you're desperate, you capitulate.
16/10/2015 17:10 BST