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Robert Grave

End of World War One 100th Anniversary

Sunday 4 November, was the poet Wilfred Owen’s centenary. Sunday 11 November was Armistice Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Hopefully this will be an end to ...

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Degradin’, Death‐Dealin’, Inhuman & ‘In‐Sultan’

It’s been a time of marching again, and one of the most heartening phenomena of the last few years has been the growth of protest movements outside the normal channels.

The normal channels are now more clogged than a chain-smoker’s arteries, and where apathy has been the response of some, others have taken to the ...

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The Banning of Hotel Homophobia

The Albany

Thissong was banned from being performed at a gig at The Albany, Deptford on Saturday 21 September 2019. The event was calledLegends and Legacies and it was essentially a showcase for older LGBT performers.

I was very interested in this, firstly because I organised the firstLGBT benefit event in aid of LGBT Switchboard at the Albany in 1982. This event was part of my own legacy. But not, apparently the Albany’s, which is totally silent about LGBT benefits, including this one.

Secondly, it was heavily promoted withinOpening Doors London, the organisation for 50+ LGBT people, and several members I knew personally were taking part.
Peter Scott‐Presland

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