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?
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
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)
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
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
Every Tuesday I try my best to post Haikus on Twitter using #Haikuesday (follow me @TheGregLawrence!). I find they're a good way to get creative in short bursts when I'm finding writing difficult. Here are a few I've posted. Enjoy! --- Time comes without fail; Bearing the warmest hug to Relieve you of grief. ---… Continue reading #Haikuesday
A little while ago I entered this monologue into an online competition (250 word limit; subject: Love Letters) and was chosen as a finalist! I didn't win, but I'm very proud that my first monologue was acknowledged and even chosen to be performed by two people! Check it out, and let me know what you… Continue reading A Single Tear At A Wedding
Like the rest of the country (and no doubt people throughout the world) this week I have been reading about the story of Luke Cameron. Mr Cameron (@lopwert on Twitter) is the young man who, throughout the year of 2014, has been doing a good deed every day - and blogging about it. His 365-day… Continue reading One good turn deserves another.
I seem to have found myself doodled in ink, Drawn by a talented girl, I really would like to know just what you think, Post your comments, love, give it a whirl. I've been busy of late, and creating my stories Has taken a somewhat back seat, But soon enough I shall be posting some… Continue reading Myself immortalised in doodle.
Welcome. Bienvenue. How are you all? I proclaim to an unfollowed blog. I plan to be using this platform for voicing My stories and thoughts, as a log. You'll find here the contents of thoughts that I've had Whilst cleaning my house and my dentures. Thoughts that develop and go some place silly, With characters… Continue reading Reader beware. You’re sat in my chair.