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    Saturday, July 16, 2011
    A Question of Sport

    By Suran Dickson

    A couple of weeks ago I attended the Prime Minister's reception for the LGBT sports community at Downing Street.

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    Friday, July 08, 2011
    What do the Kids Say?

    By Suran Dickson

    'Please come to my school because I am the only gay one and everybody hates me. I am just the same as them'

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    Saturday, June 18, 2011
    Survival of the Fittest

    By Suran Dickson

    Sometimes when we push for equality, we get criticised for drawing attention to ourselves, banging on about the same old thing (aren't-things-better-for-you-lot-now-anyway), flying flags, being trouble makers or worst of all, pushing the gay agenda.

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    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Sideways Hair and Handbags

    By Suran Dickson

    After speaking at a staff meeting on the importance of including LGBT topics in primary schools, I was invited to spend a day in one discussing different families. It was a timely reminder, in amongst all the charity red tape & future fundraising, as to how worthwhile all this is.

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    Tuesday, June 07, 2011
    Padded Bras? Just Say No

    By Suran Dickson

    Last month Nadine Dorries had an abstinence bill passed which asks for all 13 -16 year old girls to be given additional sex education on how to 'say no'.

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    Friday, June 03, 2011
    The Pros & Cons of Being Gay

    By Suran Dickson

    Disclaimer: tongue firmly in cheek whilst writing. We know it's rarely like this anymore…

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    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Ma Vie en Rose

    By Suran Dickson

    Late night telly produced a gem recently: the incredible Belgian film, Ma Vie en Rose. It's the poignant story of a little boy who announces his desire to be a girl and the emotional battles he and his family face as a result.

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    Sunday, May 22, 2011
    No Gays in Tennessee. Really?

    By Suran Dickson

    Tennessee have just passed their ridiculous and archaic 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which bans the mention of anything other than heterosexuality in schools.

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    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Why Don't you Fancy Me?

    By Suran Dickson

    I was 19 when I 'came out' to my friends (not that I was in the closet, I just happened to get a girlfriend at that age). My greatest concern was that they would think I'd been secretly desiring them for years.

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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Let's talk about sex

    By Suran Dickson

    Today is International Day Against Homophobia. Perfect opportunity for a Big Question - why do some people hate us gayers?