UK Pride is coming to our Island!

  Wow! And Breathe xx   What an incredible three weeks its been. Working as a team on creating our initial bid, through to getting our presentation and bid document together, there was a lot of adrenaline and pressure on! Getting letters of support from some amazing people was a bit of a double edged sword! – It was incredible to have the support of … Continue reading UK Pride is coming to our Island!

I have a tiny confession to make. I’m the B in LGBT

This was shared with us by an amazing person – Olly! Please take the time to read and think about how we can all be a little more inclusive of everyone xxx Pride; it’s the time of year to break out the badges, dust off the flags, and don’t forget the glitter. Traditionally held in June, the season is (pleasingly) getting longer and longer, with … Continue reading I have a tiny confession to make. I’m the B in LGBT

IW Pride Art

It’s an honour to have been asked to be Visual Arts Lead/Manager for IW Pride and over the last 3 weeks I have been planning the logistics of this wonderful creative challenge. I am in the process of finalising no less than 10 extensive art projects with IW artists, communities, schools and colleges leading up to end of June, plus a range of art-based activities designed for … Continue reading IW Pride Art

Pride and Place – exploring England’s LGBT history

2017 marks 50 years of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales following the publication of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.  As a gay man who is 50 next year, I have seen how this important first step has lead to a succession of changes making it more easy for me and others in the LGBT community to live an authentic life.   The … Continue reading Pride and Place – exploring England’s LGBT history

Embracing the spotlight

No matter what stage in your life, questioning your sexuality can be a very difficult and scary place. When you add a religious and homophobic background on top of that, contradicting your thoughts and feelings, it can be extremely hard to come to terms with.  Starting off as a gospel singer, Katy Perry found herself in the spotlight from a young age. During her childhood, she … Continue reading Embracing the spotlight

End of a long and varied week in sight….

What an exciting week for IWPride its been, we have finally been able to release exciting news about the Rainbow Gala Dinner which promises to be a fantastic evening and I really cannot wait! Miss Jason always leaves me in tears, sometimes by her quick wit and loving humour, sometimes with her amazing vocal talents! It will be great to catch up with Kat Kai … Continue reading End of a long and varied week in sight….