No longer a LibDem

Yesterday I received such a strange email from the Liberal Democrats, apparently it is now not deemed right to address members by our name. Having rejected our name and substituted “Friend”, the writer did not even extend the usual courtesies of prefixing it with “Dear”. Furthermore, I do not believe that he and I have ever met, let alone that we are friends. This is the latest in a long line of offensive emails that I have received from the party I once held dear. As a member in Northern Ireland, we were often forgotten about, even when I rang HQ … Continue reading No longer a LibDem

An hour outside…

Today, I made it outside. After nearly a week of being indoors, I decided that the visit of Andrew’s old friend from irc, Craig, was a reason to get up and head out. I made it down to Casemates Square where Andrew and I had some breakfast in Café Modelo. Met up with Craig and his friend Noah, and then started to walk back up Main Street towards our house. As we got closer, it became clear to me that I would not make it to the cable car as I had been hoping. Rest is still required. Continue reading An hour outside…

Out of action for a couple of weeks at least

I had a fantastic time over in Bedford seeing Scouting at its best in PHXG Scouts and at Bedfordshire Scouts Indaba as well. After a late night scramble from London back to Bedford Station and back to where I was staying and back to the station and onwards to Luton Airport I made it back to Gibraltar. It was great to be able to step back on to the Rock and not need to have a hoodie and a scarf on like I had needed when back in the UK. On the flight I had found it difficult to get comfortable. I … Continue reading Out of action for a couple of weeks at least

Thank you Troy Michael for helping me to tell my story too…

Earlier this week, Troy Michael, Mr Gay Iceland told Gay Star News about being raped when he was 12 by a friend of his older brother. For some reason, I only saw it this evening. I was not sure that I wanted to read the article, but I persevered and did so.

You may well wonder why I would not want to read his story? Well, it is for a simple reason – it is far too close to my experience for comfort… and it is time for me to tell my story too.  Continue reading “Thank you Troy Michael for helping me to tell my story too…”