Alternative Brighton queer pride events

*UPDATE* I’ve built a site listing all of the things here: Brighton Queer Pride – alternative non-corporate pride events There are now lots of alternatives to the mainstream, pay-to-be-gay, corporate-sponsored Pride events happening this summer in Brighton. The community has organised itself around its own needs – creating queer,...

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Google search screenshot showing gay and cunt are conflated

Google search thinks ‘gay’ is a swear word: conflates ‘cunt’ with ‘gay’ and ‘shit’

An anonymous friend of mine just alerted me to the following: When your Google search includes the words ‘…is a cunt’, the results highlight in bold words which match the search terms. So, ‘cunt’ is highlighted. But, so is ‘shit’, and shockingly, ‘gay’ (see above). I’ve got nothing against...

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Brighton Pride public meeting

Brighton Pride silencing of queer community: public meeting declared not public

On 28 May 2014 approx. 100 people piled in to Dorset Gardens Methodist Church to hear proposals from Brighton Pride CIC about a new fee being charged for entry to the St James’ St Pride Party. Here’s part of the press release from Brighton Pride stating that this was...

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Being afraid of public speaking when you have a lot to say

I’ve just written a blog post about my recent presentation at Measurefest, a tech/marketing conference. Go and read that on my work blog here: Network mapping and measuring relative influence. This post is about public speaking. I find public speaking terrifying, even when lots of people tell me I’m...

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