Gregory's Blog

Why don’t we have Straight Pride?

As a gay man I have, on many occasions, been questioned about the need for gay pride celebrations. Many people have pointed out just how far the LGBTQ community has come, certainly in the Western world, and they're right - things have changed for the better in a lot of ways. However, some groups of… Continue reading Why don’t we have Straight Pride?

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Giftmas

Anybody who knows me will know I love Winter. I love the early nights, the twinkly lights, I love the excuse to wrap up warm. I love the abundance of warming spices and biscuity candles, I love the seasonal drinks at Starbucks, and I love Christmas. Christmas is such a magical time for many and… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Giftmas

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Genderless Children (And The Philosopher’s Stone)

We've all seen those hideous baby videos of expectant parents bursting balloons / cutting into cakes / firing guns (yes, really - just take a look at Etsy). Blue frosting is boy, pink frosting is girl, but take a moment and think about what those gender-reveals are saying. Picture it (Sicily, 1922). The balloon bursts.… Continue reading Genderless Children (And The Philosopher’s Stone)

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A Right Anti-Social Old Scrotum

I have a form of social anxiety. The effects of which depend on my mood, the events of the day, and of course how far the Moon is up Uranus (careful - I'll do the jokes). For years this has been crippling and has, at times, cause me some real distress; it was easily a… Continue reading A Right Anti-Social Old Scrotum

Poetry, Uncategorized

Little You – Video

I have begun to record some of my poetry as spoken word. The very talented Matt Lucas (from Little Britain, Alice in Wonderland, Pompidou etc) has very kindly agreed to read my poem Little You. Please have a listen and let me know what you think; I'm very proud of this piece of work. Click… Continue reading Little You – Video

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Hi, my name is Gregory and I have anxiety. Today is World Mental Health Day, or Mental Health Awareness Day. Either way it's a day I fully appreciate. As time goes by there is more and more awareness and education about Mental Health issues and that can only be a good thing. The more people… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018