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Eulogy for my Husband, Jorge Ignacio Betancourt (31/7/56 – 06/07/15)

I’ve known Father Allen for nearly 20 years. He conducted a service for me when my last partner died. And back in the 90s Father Alan would come to our flat, and we’d be partying in one room,   

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Goodbye to the Thong Man

In 2006, my partner and I opened a menswear shop called Dirty White Boy and it quickly became a stopping-off point for all the local eccentrics. One of these was an elderly man who had an interest in   

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A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters

A few chapters of Goodbye to Soho are featured in this book alongside people like Samuel Pepys, Alan Bennett, Joe Orton, Noel Coward, George Elliot, Mary Shelley. What an honour! The book’s called A London Year: 365 Days of City   

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Mimi Galore

Mimi Galore , otherwise known as Denise ‘The Lady’ Flower, is a photographer who creates dazzling photographs in collaboration with the sitter. When you arrange to be ‘Mimified’ you never know how the photo will turn out. And that’s what   

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Goodbye to Soho Audiobook

It has taken a year of recording, editing and adding sound effects, but the audiobook for Goodbye to Soho is now available.   When I started this project I wanted it to be more like a radio play than a   

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Soho LGBT Walking Tour

An interview I did with Kairos (who do the LGBT Soho walking tours). Two hours of history for a fiver. It’s worth it! You get to hear about the 18th Century Molly Houses where an undercover investigator noted:   

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The Silver Screen

I’ve edited a video. It’s taken from the audiobook of Goodbye to Soho (release date May 2013). I’m narrating, with voices by David Benson and film footage by Jonathan Hodgson.   Click here

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Quentin Crisp

This is a diary entry snippet from my audiobook, Goodbye to Soho (Release Date: May 2013). I’m narrating and my friend David Benson provides all the voices.   It’s about a day I spent with Quentin Crisp in   

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BBC Radio London (1st March, 2013)

Me and Tim Arnold on BBC London talking about Soho with the lovely Joanne Good  (with beautiful Soho songs from Tim’s new album).   Click here

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The Green Carnation Prize

I’ll be one of the judges for the Green Carnation Prize for LGBT literature for 2013.   Click here

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Kensington and Chelsea Review

An article I wrote for the Kensington and Chelsea Review on the ancient Greek words for love (page 22).   Click here  

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Raqib Shaw

Jorge’s in the front room, crashed out on the day bed and I’m here in the bedroom, in my dressing gown, staring at my laptop, thinking, ‘Maybe I should write something.’ So…I want to write about a recent event   

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Polari Magazine’s LGBT History Month

A piece I wrote for Polari Magazine’s LGBT History Month, on the album that changed my life.   Click here

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A Walk Through Soho

Here’s an article I wrote for Pride Life Magazine (Winter 2012). It’s a walk through Soho, a love song to my favourite place.   Click here  

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Pam

I first saw Pam back in February 2007. She was shuffling down Old Compton Street like something from Beatrix Potter, eyes scanning left and right, a half smoked fag in one hand, plastic bag in the other –   

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Marlene Dietrich – Beyond Top Hat and Tails

Strictly make you scream? Top Gear makes your want throw your tinsel at the TV in rage, then at 7pm click below to hear Marlene Dietrich – Beyond Top Hat and Tails – a radio documentary about why   

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Hard Floors and Soft Cell: Coming Out in ’79

An article I wrote for the latest Beige Magazine (Winter edition page 29)   Click here

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The Best LGBT Books of 2012: Authors Select Their Favourites

Two nominations for Goodbye to Soho from authors Jonathan Kemp and Rupert Smith.   Click below   Band of Thebes  

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Podcast: Soho Stories at Soho House

Here I am sharing the stage with the husband (making his stage debut and getting all the laughs) at one of Damian Barr‘s fab Shoreditch House Literary Salon events (this one promoting the Soho Stories app).   Click here  

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Soho Stories/Soho House

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Kindred HQ Interview

  In August, 2012 I was interviewed by Kindred HQ.

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Polari on National Public Radio

Me, David Benson and Christopher Bryant from Polari Magazine explaining Polari to the Americans.   Click here

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Soho Stories at Foyles

  Me telling a few Soho stories at one of the Spark London/National Trust Soho Stories iPhone app launch events. Here’s the blurb:   Since December 2007, Spark London have heard stories told live by hundreds of Londoners.   

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Goodbye to Soho Press Release

Click here for press release

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Kindle Version of Goodbye to Soho out now!

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Gay’s The Word: Reading

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Beige Magazine (Summer 2012)

Have a book review in the Summer edition of Beige Magazine. Which is very nice of them, and I am grateful, but…they’ve reviewed the first book not the latest one! Oh well. All publicity is good publicity n’all   

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Goodbye to Soho Reviews (May 2012)

GT, QX, Bent Magazine & Out in the City                                                             

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Madam JoJo’s Book/Album Launch: Review

Click below for…   Madam JoJo’s review: Thursday, May 10th                                  

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St Quentin

A piece I wrote for Polari Magazine back in Feb for LGBT History Month.   St Quentin