This article was origninally published in DIVA Magazine in November 2019.

‘He just doesn’t listen’. My wife and I were sat in the living room of one of my wife’s friends, listening to her talking about her upcoming wedding. Her dad had recently turned up to one of her o...

This article was originally published in DIVA Magazine September 2019

I almost got in a fight the other day. I saw a woman drop a piece of rubbish out of her car window and I tsked quietly as I walked past on the other side of the road. Then I thought to myself, ‘Be the...

This article was originally published in DIVA Magazine August 2019.

‘Now, Olivia, if you want me to help you buy some nice clothes to take away on holiday then just let me know’ says Mum. We're chatting on Facetime. ‘I think I’ll be alright, thanks’. She sensed my tone....

Have you ever used a litter picker? 

It’s phenomenal, your pinching ability and reaching radius is unrivalled, like a super hero. I recently bought myself one. I use it in a feeble attempt to lessen my guilt as I walk along public footpaths and watch plastic wrappers fl...

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Between 2012 and 2015 a solid rainbow structure in Warsaw, Poland was burned down several times by nationalists and other opponents of LBGT rights. If people had done nothing, accepted the b...

It’s time to be fantastic without plastic and get over glitter.

You know, I think I’m one of the few gays in the world that HATES glitter. It’s pretty but it gets everywhere and is there anything more annoying than someone leaning over to you and saying ‘you have a bit...

This article originally appeared in DIVA magazine in August 2018 

Pride parades are like a beautiful ship setting sail. They signify the start of an incredible weekend of celebrations. The hustle and bustle of everyone getting into position is adrenaline inducing. Your...

This article originally featured in DIVA magazine in September 2018

One of the most difficult battles we have to face as a community are stereotypes. Hardened ideas of what we can and can’t be restrict us, write our stories and finish our sentences before we have a chan...

After watching BTS perform the first of their two sell out shows at the O2 in London - a day which many BTS fans never thought would happen, I drove straight back up to Manchester and now I can’t sleep. It’s 4am as I write this. Let’s just acknowledge it now. This is n...

There are plenty of people who have concerning figures on the effect of ticket touting. I could throw a load of stats at you like 'fanfairalliance.org estimate the reselling of tickets is worth £1 Billion’ but what does that mean for the fans? Today I want to tell you...

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