A huge thank you to Gscene, James Ledward, the Golden Handbag Awards and everyone who sent in a citation to nominate me for a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2017

An open letter to the Prime Minister from Brighton & Hove

Gscene columnist Craig Hanlon-Smith has sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May about the plight of our gay brothers in Chechnya.

LETTER TO EDITOR: Do the Council have a charge on your property?

Three weeks ago I went to see my solicitor and happened to ask about extending the lease on my property. He looked up the details at the Land Registry and saw that there was a...
Posted On 15 Apr 2017

LETTER TO EDITOR: Thank you Bar Broadway

The Whitehawk LGBT+ group would like to thank Alastair, Michael and the lovely staff at Bar Broadway who let them use the bar for one of their socials last month.
Posted On 09 Apr 2017

LETTER TO EDITOR: Housing benefits changes harm LGBT+ youth

This Thursday, Brighton and Hove City Council will consider a proposal from the Green group of Councillors condemning the Government’s removal of entitlement to housing...

LETTER TO EDITOR: Silence for Trump!

Looking on the bright side there are many reasons to be cheerful regarding the visit of America’s ‘so called’ newly, duly elected. He must be a godsend for every worthwhile...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

LETTER TO EDITOR: Thank you LGBT Community Safety Forum

I wanted to write and thank Billie Lewis and the volunteers from the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, for everything they did to help us with the Soul Safari days...

LETTER TO EDITOR: From the Convenor of the Green Party

This year is the 29th World Aids Day. Today, I am proud to stand with campaigners and local HIV organisations at the candlelit vigil. I am reminded of those who we have lost...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016

LETTER TO EDITOR: Proud2Be responds to BBC new article

Devon-based Proud2Be responds to “Christian school worker Victoria Allen in gay marriage row” published on November 28, 2016.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

LETTER TO EDITOR: Why are we punishing the homeless?

I am extremely concerned about the impact of the Conservative Government’s new punitive benefits cap on some of the poorest households in the city.
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

LETTER TO EDITOR: Simon Kirby MP responds

Simon Kirby MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven responds to Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty’s recent letter to the editor.
Posted On 28 Oct 2016


Last Friday (October 21) parliamentary legislation that would have wiped clean the criminal records of thousands of gay men was defeated by the Conservative government.