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HIV charity hosts Brighton Pride Community Cafe

Once again this year, Lunch Positive will be staging a Community Café at Brighton Pride in Preston Park on Saturday, August 4. The Café will be sited in the Community Village...
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INTERVIEW: Andrea Di Giovanni – “I shouldn’t have to explain my identity”

The flamboyant and bubbly Pride’s got talent finalist, and activist Andrea Di Giovanni, talks Trans rights and reminds us all that it’s great to be Queer in an...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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BOOK REVIEW: Fruit: Recipes that celebrate nature by Bernadette Wörndl

We love classic pairings, such as lemon and chicken, apple and pork, and cranberries and turkey, but there are loads of combinations we’re missing out on. Wörndl -a brilliant...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Feature: Behind the scenes at The Sussex Beacon’s Inpatient Unit

Anita Johnston is a vital staff member at the Inpatient Unit (IPU) at The Sussex Beacon, a Brighton based HIV charity. No day is the same in the charity’s 10 bed hospital,...
Posted On 10 Jul 2018
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COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to see ‘The Supervet’ at Brighton Centre

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, brings his first ever live stage show, Welcome to My World to the Brighton Centre later this year. Noel is a true thought leader in...
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FEATURE: Commemorating the Brighton United Twins

Violet and Daisy Hilton were huge stars in America in the 1920s and ‘30s but have lapsed into obscurity in their home town of Brighton. They were petite, attractive, could...
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OPINION: Craig’s Thoughts – We all belong.

We all belong. Or the quest for a tribe. Part two. By Craig Hanlon-Smith @craigscontinuum - is that my tribe? The awkwardly tall and equally gangly 14-year-old asks himself as...
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FEATURE: Confessions of a trainee drag teen

Who gets to do drag? A discussion of drag and its offshoots by Ray A J. So you wanna be a drag queen? One problem, you're biologically female. Historically, the idea of a drag...
Posted On 08 Jul 2018
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Owner of ‘filthy’ Hove kebab shop banned

Hove kebab shop owner who allowed rats to run round his premises has been banned from being involved in the management of a food outlet. MUHARREM Kartal, 52, was also handed...
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FEATURE: MindOut – Trans wellbeing – how can we all contribute? 

Monica needed all the resilience she could summon up. She was furious at yet more transphobic, homophobic and sexist rhetoric coming from the right-wing press.
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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FEATURE: Fibromyalgia – I Cured Myself, Could You?

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at the age of 23, having been struck suddenly by a long list of debilitating symptoms. By Oliver Eaton, ProHealth Clinic. I eventually...
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FEATURE: Still Life With Gin

Gin is a shortened form of the older English word genever, which came to us via Dutch - hence the phrase ‘Dutch courage’. Hove dipsomaniac, Eric Page, catches up with dishy...
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OPINION: Transitioning with Sugar: Trans healthcare and the Gender Recognition Act

Sugar, still in the midst of surgical recovery, asks, is it all worth it?  As I sit at my desk on a hot mid-June’s day, already five days behind deadline (oops, sorry ed and...
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FEATURE: Paddy’s story by his dad

My son Paddy was 21 years old, when he died of a GBL overdose in March this year. In a stranger’s house. Early in the morning. He was born in Eastbourne and died in Brighton....
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