Council apology for misunderstanding social media intelligence & inappropriate delivery of information by the police

Background: Police intimidation of queer anti-austerity activist in Brighton Morning Star: Police monitored LGBT activist Gay rights activist ‘intimidated’ by police over Pride bbq she knew nothing about Thank you to Penny Thompson, Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council, for her straightforward apology for my experience with...

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Police intimidation of queer anti-austerity activist in Brighton

Summary Note: Just thought I’d let people know that if you invite me to anything on Facebook including gigs, picnics (or anything), or if you post any event in any Facebook group I’ve also posted in, the police will almost certainly be monitoring your event, and may even hold...

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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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