Circus is back with Fake at Paramount, Centre Point 25 Feb. DJ's Joe and Will Ask, Kris Di Angelis, Audiofun and Jodie Harsh with performance from Scottee. And don't forget to be fake. Online tickets here for £12, £16 on the door. Click the headline for more info.
Hot on the heels of David Cameron's remarks that British Muslims should be more vocal in condemning extremism, the Association of British Muslims has condemned the arrests of more than 130 gay men in Bahrain.
The men were arrested last week at what the local police called a gay wedding amidst accusations that men were wearing dresses and all the usual backward minded claims idiots make about gays. It's all very medieval and the reality and future for those arrested is very bleak indeed. For all its semi-democratic pretensions, Bahrain's still a mental sh*t hole where this kind of abuse has previously gone unchecked by the rest of the world - so well done to the Association of British Muslims.
On others news, the moron Iman of the proposed "Ground Zero mosque" has resigned - his claims that gays had been abused as children didn't really endear people to his cause for a "modern mosque reaching out to New Yorkers and spreading awareness".
Brighton Pride is to charge entry this year, limit numbers and try to deal with the homophobia/ anti-social behaviour witnessed in the past few years.
Judith Manson, Brighton Pride's spokesperson said she didn't know how much the charge or allowed capacity would be yet. Organisers also acknowledged the rather said rise in attacks and verbal abuse experienced some saying where it happens it will be dealt with.
This year's theme is "Out of this World". Below our favourite Pride ever!
Pink News is reporting that "The new imam of the proposed Ground Zero mosque in New York says that homosexuality is mainly caused by emotional or sexual abuse. Abdallah Adhami, 44, said in a lecture that being gay was a "painful trial" which results from past trauma." Only in America right?
What’s the worse thing that can happen when you go on holiday? Yes, turn up to find the hotel isn’t “ready”. Well, we’ve had two emails from readers claiming there are serious problems with Mantrav, a gay travel company that operates in Gran Canaria. Both readers have booked, paid and arrived to stay at Club Mancha only to get there to find out “it does not exist at the moment”. Worse, the problem’s been going on since before Christmas.
It’s a frightening tale and we've an exclusive story from two people that are there right now just “continue reading”...
A New drugs craze is allegedly sweeping South Africa that's got people stealing people's HIV medication. The drug's called "whoonga" and, according to Sky News, it's a "cocktail that includes the antiretroviral (ARV) medication prescribed to people with HIV. Users crush the ARVs and smoke them with a mixture of rat poison, detergent and marijuana to get high. Because the key ingredient is HIV medication, many HIV+ people are getting robbed for their life saving medication.
However, in a baffling twist, South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign say that the belief that the drugs have recreational value is a "myth". Speaking to Sky News, group spokeswoman Caroline Nenguke said: "We are not even convinced that whoonga contains ARVs. The dealers just say it does." Whatever the truth, the Whoonga craze is convincing some folks to mug the HIV+ for their medication.
We've all been pretty desperate but the worse we've done is offer gin with lemonade at the end of a party - forgive us, there was no tonic let alone a lemon?! We couldn't believe this story at first but then realised crystal is made from crap under your sink. Go figure.
"An outspoken Ugandan gay activist whose picture recently appeared in an anti-gay newspaper under the headline “Hang Them” was beaten to death in his home, Ugandan police said on Thursday", the International Herald Tribune reports.
The paper says "David Kato, the activist, was one of the most visible defenders of gay rights in a country so homophobic that government leaders have proposed to execute gay people. Mr. Kato and other gay people in Uganda had recently warned that their lives were endangered, and four months ago a local paper called Rolling Stone published a list of gay people, and Mr. Kato’s face was on the front page."
It wasn't always this way in Uganda. Homophobia has been whipped up by an American hate preacher who runs anti-gay rallies where murdering gays is openly encouraged.
Local thugs (that's the police), who offered Kato no protection, claim his murder wasn't homophobic - they'd previously said he could bring his death upon himself by flaunting his evil ways.
What goes in your head if and when you f*ck without condoms? Is there much going on? Is it drugs, it confidence in the treatments, is it because you didn't have a teddy bear when you were young?
Jokes aside, is it different depending on the role, venue, relationship you're in? Well, some researchers are trying to find out and want to hear all of the thoughts that go through your head when your at it.
"Two people who fatally attacked a man in London's Trafalgar Square after subjecting him to homophobic taunts have been jailed for manslaughter", the BBC reports.
The say "Ian Baynham, 62, of Beckenham, south-east London, was assaulted outside South Africa House in September 2009.He was punched by Joel Alexander, 20, and then repeatedly stamped on by Ruby Thomas, 19, as he lay unconscious.The Old Bailey jailed Thomas and Alexander for seven and six years respectively."