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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Brighton queers against cuts in london

Brighton Pride street party to go ahead and charge entry fee without full community support

[Photo credit: Andy Worthington] I’ve just returned from a three hour public meeting organised by Pride, the Council, the police, a private event organising company and the Rainbow Fund. The event was supposed to be a consultation about new regulations proposed to turn the St James’ St Pride street...

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LGBTQ+ solidarity demo in Brighton on first day of Sochi Olympics

A family friendly demonstration of solidarity with LGBTQ+ people in Russia is planned to take place on the first day of the Sochi Olympics – Saturday 8th February 2014 – in Brighton. “To Russia with Love, Brighton” starts at 12 Noon at the clock tower, Queens Road. Following the...

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