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Photo A Day – November 26: In the cupboard #FMSphotoaday

AS I LEFT home this morning, workmen were installing Christmas decorations on the street lights outside our house. It seems a little early to be putting up decorations, but I suppose it is only four weeks until Christmas Eve. Our decorations remain in the cupboard. This year we will be with my family in London …

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Photo A Day – November 25: Sky #FMSphotoaday

TODAY THE SKY was ‘dunduckety grey’, as my mother might say. ‘What’s dunduckety grey?’ you ask.  ‘The colour of a mouse’s diddy,’ she would reply. So instead of a dull rectangle of sodden sky, I thought I’d share the one we’d rather see on days like this. Taken a few weeks ago as I walked …

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Photo A Day – November 24: Sound #FMSphotoaday

TODAY I was at a workshop about sharing good practice examples of LGBT work in schools. The sound I heard today was inspiration. As coordinator of the longest running LGBT youth group in the country, I receive requests to speak in schools and deliver workshops on LGBT awareness for young people. Other colleagues from around …

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Photo A Day – Day 23: Black #FMSphotoaday

THIS YEAR was the first time I heard of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the USA which officially marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Some British online retailers like Past Times and Curry’s have begun to get in on the act, promoting huge discounts ahead of the December rush by last-minute …

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Photo A Day – November 22: Grateful #FMSphotoaday

AT THE young people’s charity where I run the LGBT youth group, these thank you cards stand on the bookcase behind my desk. On days when deadlines loom and papers topple off the piles in my in-tray, these good wishes, from young people I have supported, volunteers I have managed, and students we have trained, …

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Photo A Day – November 21: What I wore #FMSphotoaday

AS THIS IS Anti-Bullying Week, here is a photo of me wearing my ‘I Stand Up Against Bullying’ t-shirt. Actually, it’s not me, it’s former England rugby union international player and anti-bullying campaigner Ben Cohen. I did wear this t-shirt today as I was running a youth group on the theme of bullying, but he looks better in …

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Photo A Day – November 20: Work/Play #FMSphotoaday

I AM very fortunate to be a youth worker, which means often when I’m working, I also get to play! Working with young people aged 13-25 helps keep me young. This is the rainbow umbrella I use to lead my LGBT youth group in the Liverpool Pride march each year. It is a highlight of …

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Photo A Day – November 19: Something awesome #FMSphotoaday

As I returned to Liverpool on the train this afternoon after delivering anti-bullying workshops on behalf of the Michael Causer Foundation in the area where Michael was from, I looked through the rain-speckled window to see what must have been the widest rainbow I have ever seen. Sadly, as I had been out since early …

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Photo A Day – November 18: Happened this weekend #FMSphotoaday

ON THE THIRD Sunday of each month in Liverpool, a church service for LGBT Christians takes place. This month it looks forward to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) , which takes place on Tuesday. TDOR is commemorated on November 20th each year to remember and bear witness to the lives lost due to transphobia in the past …

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Photo A Day – November 17: Last thing I bought #FMSphotoaday

TODAY’S THEME WAS a tricky one – I am not a great shopper and I like to have one day a week when I stay at home and get things done. Today I did not venture out, so the last purchase I made was the flooring we chose for our newly decorated rooms. (I’m not …

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