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GAY FACTOR! It’s here and Queer “yes” Gay Britain has incredible talent and it’s time for you to support the contestants and watch the shows live in venues across the country.

The young and not so young talented members of our LGBT community , with such amazing talent are about to hit the circuit, where the first of the shows were held at the Edge in Southampton, and in London at two8six Lewisham on the 19th at 7.30pm and the last on the 23rd in Bristol at the Queenshilling at 8pm The contestants need your support and take the competition seriously. We have had some fantastic stories come out form the artists all whom have a chance at winning £10,000 and the opportunity to excel themselves in the circuit. Claudia Patrice well known Diva and current judge is also offering an opporunity to produce a single for the winner of the competition and also Queer As Talent producer Tony V will be launching a talent agency for all the competitors, many of whom have the talent but there can only be one winner. More about QAT on page 2 and also in our lift out.

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What a fantastic time we are having and now the doors are open and you are invited to join us at round two around the venues. What an amazing amount of talent in this country and I am so proud to be able to present to you our readers an amazing line up of entertainers for you to see and follow there story. We had around 200 contestants around the country enter the competition and from these we have picked the best to compete in round two.

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From Bristol we have 10 contestants, they will perform on Novemver 23rd at the Queenshilling in Bristol. The show is open to an audience so please get there early , the doors open at 8pm. Contestants will be busy rehearsing through the afternoon and the word is out that special guest appearences from our judges. In Southampton we have a combi-

nation show with 10 of the finalists from the South will be joined by 4 of the contestants from Brighton who will put on a fantastic show. The Edge open their doors at 7.30pm and they all need your support as they fight for a place in the semi finals in January.

remaining 10 finalists from the 20 London will perform for

This month we welcome Club Two8six Lewisham to the family who will be hosting the remainder of the competition in London

For more information log on to our facebook page or send your enquiry to queeries @queerastalent.com

Two8six Host a Mini Boot-camp all day where the finalists from Liverpool will join 6 finalists from Brighton and 20 finalists from London all competing for a spot in the Semi Finals. During the day an elimination period will happen and on the evening a fantastic show will be held by a

of which 5 will be eliminated at the end of the show and 5 will take a place in the semi fianls in January. So Join us on November 19th at 7.30pm

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GAY SHARE RESORTS NEW HOLIDAY DESTINATION The perfect getaway. When you book a holiday don’t you think it’s a bit of a drag that you are going to some random hotel room that you have no idea what its going to be like, or to make maters worse, the time you are meant to be relaxing in the sun, you spend your time in an uncomfortable hotel room with the minimum comfort – and the fact you had to do it all yourself. Well gay travel is about to change, introducing Gayshare Resorts (Bodrum, Turkey). Gayshare Resorts is incredibly unique, not only do you get a chance to own a luxury boutique style property in the sun, but the best thing is its entirely gay. That’s right, you will have no problems making friends but at the same time there is no issues with nervous glances because, you are entirely surrounded by friends at the Gayshare Resort Bodrum. Begonvil 3 is our newest development. This is a fabulous site of 36 apartments all positioned around a central pool some with sea views and all with stunning mountain views. The apartments have a lounge dining room with kitchen area, two bedrooms and a shower room. These apartments are in spacious landscaped gardens and are only a short walk of the beach. Each apartment is comprised of two bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a unique boutique design. The resort is centred around a gorgeous swimming pool and the resort is moments, simply moments from the sea. So if you want to splash in the azure blue sea you have the choice. Culture, sun, beach, good food, etc, Bodrum is the dreamland which offers these ingredients in abundance.

This coastal town in which traditional and modern life go along hand in hand in an excellent harmony opens it’s arms for all who want to be acquainted with her. Bodrum has been described as “The land of eternal blue� and Cevat akir, the famous Turkish writer, said “The heavenly bliss of life in Bodrum is better than any eternal bliss that may await us�. Throughout history Bodrum, known as Halicarnassos in ancient times, has always been fought over and people have been unwilling to share its beauty with others. Built on a peninsula formed by the meeting of the eastern and western harbors, Bodrum, with its narrow streets winding down to the sea, is famous for its castle, its world-renowned yachts, its shipyards and the dazzling white house’s lining the shores of its two harbors. Bodrum has all the facilities to meet the expectations of tourists from all income levels, along with the common Turkish tradition of showing respect for each other giving you freedom to be, yourself. Turkey has seven climate regions. Bodrum benefits from the Mediterranean Climate. The summer climate in Bodrum offers average temperatures of around 27°C / 61°F from May to September, climbing noticeably higher in July and August. Summer is the driest period in Bodrum, with only small amounts of rainfall. Winter daytime temperatures are mild at an average of 18°C / 65°F making it a nice time to visit and take part in excursions. Turkey holidays give you the opportunity to experience a fantastic clash of cultures were Europe and the west meet Asia. Turkey provides long summers, fabulous beaches, warm inviting seas and a friendly holiday atmosphere.

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one80bites NEW ON-LINE COUNSELLING SERVICE Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) recently launched ‘Connect On-line Counselling’ - a new on-line counselling service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community nationwide. The service aims to give people the chance to explore difficulties or challenges in their lives, make sense of experiences and find solutions or coping mechanisms when faced with problems.

OBAMA LIFTS BAN US president Barack Obama has lifted a long and tired ban on stopping people living with HIV on entering the country. This is welcomed news from many persons that have either had to sneek meds in on their visit or just not go at all. The new law is set to take place in the new year. Disneyland hear we come.

Sessions can be used to discuss anything from problems at home or work, to drug use or sexual risk taking. They take place over the internet using MSN, Skype or via the THT ‘counselling room’ on Gaydar. Whether it’s relationship problems or issues with your sex life, THT’s low cost on-line counselling service is a convenient way of exploring personal issues from the comfort of your own home. Each session lasts for up to 50 minutes on a weekly basis at a pre-agreed time. The initial assessment and first two sessions are free, giving people the chance to see whether on-line counselling is right for them. After that, each session costs £30.

HIV SURVEY New survey targets over 50s living with HIV Terrence Higgins Trust with Age Concern & Help the Aged are launching a survey today to find out the needs and concerns of people living with HIV who are aged over 50. The findings of the research, titled 50Plus, will be made available to services for both older people, and people with HIV, to help them develop appropriate support. Online and paper questionnaires will be distributed and can be filled in until January 4th, when the survey closes. The questionnaire asks a series of questions about the participant’s life, hopes and concerns. It’s completely anonymous and there is a prize draw for two people, randomly drawn, who will each get £100 of shopping vouchers.

WORLD AIDS DAY December 1st comes around every year, a reminder of a fatal disease that haunts us all it knows no colour, race , sexual orientation or age. We all know someone who has it, lives with it, has left us. There are many of us that care, don’t care enough, live with it, and live alone with it. There are young man and woman out there that know nothing about it, don’t want too and think ignorance is bliss. On December 1st the world stops and thinks about it and many move on. Many fight for it daily but for those that live with it there is such a stigma and loneliness, many have someone to talk about it with and many are too scared too. One80 news would like to give people effected with hiv or are related to someone or a partner of someone living with HIV, an opportunity to share their thoughts, how they are feeling, what they think is missing out there to help them live with HIV or even perhaps how long they have contracted the disease and how it has effected their life. In our next edition of one80 news released prior to World Aids Day. We also would like any clubs, charities or clubs holding a special ebent to please send your info urgently, so we can list the details in support of your event.


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Drill Hall still needs your support

London heterosexual couple demand civil partnership

KU Bar Worlds AIDS day charity auction

The central London LGBT focused Drill Hall Theatre earlier this year had a funding shortfall after funding was withdrawn still needs your support and have a number of ways which you can help. Even in this hard economic climate, the Drill Hall has pioneered a stream of high quality LGBT theatre and on their website they have launched a number of ways to support them. Which is as varied from naming a seat which makes an amazing present for someone to sponsoring a show and ensuring that performances still continue. For information on their performances to how to support or even visit their amazing venue please visit drillhall.co.uk and drop them a line. This is something that can’t be missed.

Its finally catching on that civil partnerships are the way to go forward and a London based heterosexual couple have made a demand to have a civil partnership. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle say the denial of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples is “discriminatory and perpetuates legal inequality.” Which they have applied to the Islington registry office. They’re main reasons have been as they do not like the institution of marriage. So now it is down the legalities of opposing opposite couples having a civil partnership. We will keep an eye on this story as it could change the entire culture of civil unions.

Its arrived once again, the largest gay auction. Your chance to have a date with a KuBar boy through a charity auction to be held on 1st December, 7pm at the Ku Bar on Lisle Street. This is a chance many of us relish at a chance to get a date with aKu Bar boy, but you’re going to have to dig deep and fight it out at a auction to be hosted by the amazing Boogaloo Stu – and all of this is to benefit the incredibly worthy charity Food chain which provides a much needed service delivering much needed food to those living with HIV and ensuring they are well fed. So if you fancy this 1st December having the date of a lifetime with some of the scene’s most amazing and gorgeous

boys, and at the same time benefiting an incredibly worthy charity. Ku Bar will also be launching their annual sexy calendar with all the bar boys in what they do best, and all in the name of charity. So I think 1st December the Ku Bar is a definite date in your diary. This is a chance that you don’t get a chance that often, actually once a year to be exact. So make your way down to the Ku Bar and ensure that you donate generously. Your support is needed to keep the work of the Food chain organisation in motion. For further information check out foodchain.org.uk and ku-bar.co.uk

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Cost of Love

Cost of Love” is a modern love story based in Greenwich, one of London’s popular gay spots. Dale, the central character, played by Christopher Kelham a Greenwich actor, is a sexy escort, not only turning thirty but turning heads; he is trendy, confident ,full of attitude and imagination. Some loath him because they secretly want to be him, others secretly hire him. His looks and imagination go hand in hand when creating role plays for his clients. He seems to be the guy with it all, until his best mate Raj (who has a touch of the “maybes” about him) asks Dale to be his best man at his wedding. Things now start to get complicated as Dale, has to face up to what he really wants, and how he gets it. We spend four days meeting Dale’s friends, family and clients and begin to get more of an understanding as to what lies beneath his facade. Dale, like a hurricane, draws everyone into his storm, revealing that it’s not only him that truly understands “The Cost of Love”. Medlands said, “My reason for making the Cost of Love, was because I wanted to make a film where there maybe characters you dislike and characters you love. I wanted this film to have drama but be realistic as if we were holding a

mirror up to our community and having to see ourselves or others we can relate to. In fact, in the film we had the whole gay community of Greenwich behind us. We filmed the bar scenes in “The Rose and Crown” and the “George and Dragon” we filmed the sexual health checkup scenes at the “Metro Centre”, and we filmed the Greenwich drag race live as it happened so there is a documentary feel to the film as well.” The ‘Cost of Love’ uses actors from Greenwich. Michael Joyce, aka Estee Applauder who is a local drag artist, and who Carl worked with before. Carl says “he is a great actor. Many don’t realize this, as they only ever see him doing his drag routines in and around the Greenwich circuit, not only does he have the best outfits in the film, but many of the best lines.” Some of the film was filmed in the George and Dragon pub in Greenwich and featured the infamous ‘Duchess in all her glory, a high ranking member of the Greenwich glitterati. Robert Gray also features in the film, many know him as the “Greenwich celebrity”, he had the gay B and B that is now a boutique hotel after Ruth Watson visited him from the Hotel Inspector, he has been on many TV shows this year, and is a talented actor who graduated from Guildford school of acting with Brenda Bethlyn.

The ‘Cost of Love’ will have a BAFTA preview in early March of 2010

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one80entertainment reviews Christmas With The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas You are invited to take a trip back in time to the hot glitzy nights of Las Vegas and celebrate Christmas With The Rat Pack. Celebrating their 10th year as the Rat Pack this spectacular festive production of the Olivier-nominated show celbrates a teh festive season at the West End, which will run at the Adelphi Theartre on the Strand from Tuesday 24 November -Saturday 2 January.

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ME & ORSEN WELLES Set in the exciting world of the New York Theater. Teenage student Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) lucks his way into a minor role in the legendary 1937 Mercury Theater production of Julius Caesar, directed by a youthful Orson Welles (strikingly portrayed Christian McKay.) Over the course of a magical week, Richard makes his Broadway debut, finds romance with an ambitious older woman, and experiences the dark side of genius after daring to cross the imperious, brilliant Welles. A truly captivating film. ME AND ORSON WELLES is out on the 4th December and not to be missed

Frank, Sammy and Dean will be singing good old Christmas favourites such as ‘Let it Snow’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ The show also contains many of the classics from the Rat pack Hits including ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ ‘That’s Amore’ and ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ Christmas with the Rat Pack is the coolest Yuletide Party In Town. Box Office Number 0844 579 0090

What’s stopping us from talking about HIV and AIDS?” “We talk about other sexual health issues. What’s stopping us from talking about HIV and AIDS?” Celebrity supporters of Crusaid’s World AIDS Day campaign today called for the public to get talking about HIV and AIDS issues. Lisa Snowdon, Liz McClarnon, Jameela Jamil and Jaime Jay amongst other stars are backing Crusaid’s the THINK. TALK.ACT.GIVE! campaign in a bid to raise vital awareness of the key issues around the illness and raise money for the charities work around HIV and AIDS-related poverty in the UK and internationally. “We talk about other sexual health issues. What’s stopping us from talking about HIV and AIDS? We need to talk about the facts. And one of those is that it’s not just an illness that affects older people. Young people in the UK and around the world are living with HIV and AIDS and by talking about you can help to get rid of the myths,” said singer, Jaime Jay. “HIV and AIDS haven’t gone away. World AIDS Day is really important because it draws attention to the major issues that people living with the illness face, as well as highlighting the need for more help and support to charities like Crusaid, so that they can reach out to more people affected by this illness,” added singer and presenter, Liz McClarnon Crusaid’s THINK. TALK.ACT.GIVE! campaign is backed by a number of celebrities, all of whom are encouraging the public to ‘take notice’ of the issues and consider the plight of the thousands of people experiencing severe poverty as a direct result of living with the illness. Some of the celebrities involved with the campaign will also appear in a short campaign film about HIV and AIDS awareness to be released soon. The film shows stars Jameela Jamil, Lisa Snowdon, Dan Gillespie Sells, Sue Perkins and singer Jaime Jay discussing the issues around HIV and AIDS such as the stigma still attached to the illness and the need for people to ‘protect’ themselves. T4 presenter, Jameela Jamil said, “HIV and AIDS can affect anyone; it doesn’t care about the colour of a person’s skin or how old they are, but people still discriminate.” Crusaid has also enlisted the support of British designer Giles Deacon who has lent the campaign t shirt his GILES range mascot, Eek. The popular cartoon character is styled in spikes in an abstract reference to ‘protection’. The t shirt can be bought at www.thinktalkactgive.org All funds raised from the sales of the t shirt will go towards Crusaid’s work

around HIV and AIDS-related poverty in the UK and internationally. “The Hardship Fund is often the only place for people in the UK to turn to when HIV pushes them into poverty. People can give what they can this World AIDS Day and make a difference to someone’s life,” said presenter and model, Lisa Snowdon. “There are over 70,000 people living with HIV in the UK and the reality is many of these people will experience extreme levels of poverty at some stage. With a staggering 25,000 people are unaware of their infection, HIV and AIDS awareness is crucial. People should be encouraged to ‘act’ responsibly by protecting themselves and ‘talk’ about the issues around the illness,” said Chief Executive, Jordan Hay. For more information about the campaign visit, www.thinktalkactgive.org. For more information about Crusaid’s work, visit www.crusaid.org.uk


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one80head2head This week we share the compelling thoughts of a loving Mother and Aunt of a Gay Man. As any mother would, we nurture our children to grow into good, honest citizens. We try and impart our knowledge and skills on to them in the hope that it will somehow equip them sufficiently for their future. Or so we believe.

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We go through the teenage angst’s, the battles for freedom, the ups and the downs with issues that arise along the way. In lots of ways we are so full of teaching right from wrong and what we want for our children, that we don’t see the very fine line that divides a child from being ‘different’, to actually the child who is fighting, trying to break out of a mould we are making for them to fit into and to become who they really are.

titude. The only subject he willingly excelled at was Dance and Drama. I say willingly because there was a temperament beginning to emerge from my son and unfortunately the teachers had the butt of this. It was only when I met his drama coach that she explained he had an artistic temperament which heightened his dramatic nature. I would have called it something else at the time as I was getting sick and tired of being hauled up to the school because of it. . I did notice certain behaviour that made me wonder many a time whether he was gay but put the thought from my mind. I not only pushed this to the back of my mind for my own reasons , these being that I would not choose this for him, I did want him to be straight but also for my son’s sake, just in case he wasn’t gay and fear I might have offended him, had I voiced my thoughts.

This is a mother’s story, probably a story that’s akin to many a mother and son and daughter alike.

As parents we can very easily miss signs in our children’s behaviour or their temperament which would indicate he or she is gay, you don’t grow up to be gay, you just are. My son has always been a little different. Not in any way ‘girlie’, nor was he feminine. He loved being in the company of girls, He seemed to be able to befriend all the girls and they could talk to him just as well as their female peers. He was always dancing and very dramatic. He had his male friends from school, and still has these same friends to this day, and they know he is gay, which does say a lot about how good a friendship they have, it also says a lot about who they are as well. The group of friends my son associated with consisted of boys and girls. The boys were your typical lads, my son could join in with that and actually was part of that group but most of the time he was sorting out the girls love lives or their problems. He was very in tune with the fashion, the latest music etc. and he blended in with them on their level. He, I don’t think, realised he was gay, certainly not when he was young, but according to one of his good friend they thought as a group when they were in the last years at school that he may be gay. School-life was more mellow-dramatic, Michael sometimes becoming a nightmare to the teachers because of his behaviour/at-

For society to change we need to educate those who don’t understand! After leaving school my son won a scholarship to go to an academy of Dance, I started to lose track of his activities more and although I knew where he was and what he was doing on a basic level, he became more and more vague about what was going on with him. There was a wall beginning to build up that seemed to be growing fast. He became very secretive and it seemed like the attitude had got worse. I gave him privacy as I believe you should but he shut me out more. This totally broke my heart. He could not communicate to me what was happening with him. I could see he was troubled and in pain but he would not allow me in to help. I did everything he wanted: I made things possible for him to do, that I thought would make him happy but nothing worked. I would cry myself to sleep begging God to give me an answer on how to reach my son.


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one80head2head Mums story continued from p8 We would have furious rows and these were so unpleasant especially for my youngest son and no doubt our neighbours. I had resigned myself to the belief that I was the worst mother ever. I blamed myself for everything, how could I ever be happy or laugh if my son was so troubled and I could not fix it. In fact the day he came out to me, that moment he told me he was gay my first thought was ‘It wasn’t me.’ ‘It wasn’t something I had done to hurt him’. We talked and I began to understand him. I felt I could finally begin to see a path leading me back to my son. I am glad my son has found who he is and I accept every bone in his body. I am proud beyond belief of the man he has become. Our relationship has blossomed and we can enjoy each others’ company.

But I do have fears for his safety given the prejudices that are out there, I hate the thought of ridicule and bad mindedness but I know physically he can look after himself. I can only hope I never have to have a knock at the door or a phone call to say something has happened to him on account of someone else’s ignorance. I wish my son could have been able to come to me sooner as although us mothers would like to fix everything we are not mind readers but things went the way they did but at least we can now go forward into the future with my son, knowing he is accepted by us his family and friends, (the ones that matter anyway) and that he is loved and supported in all that he does. All I’ve ever wanted was for my son to be happy and now I believe he is - so what more could a mother ask for?

An Aunts view My dear friend’s son, or nephew as I like to call him, has recently come out as being gay. Before he came out he seemed to be a little distant and in hindsight, I can see that he was avoiding certain situations as he was feeling like he was not being true to himself and he was also trying to protect his family and friends from the truth.

ed for what he is and not what we thought he was. When he came out, I told him I had suspected for a long time and he asked me why I hadn’t told him. I would have spoken to him, if he had brought the topic up but how do you speak to an adolescent boy about the facts of life and tell him that you think he is gay? What if I was wrong? How offensive could that conversation have become?

I had thought that he was possibly gaybut as he disn’t want to confide in me.

My reaction when he came out brought me to tears. Not because he was gay. Not because the likelihood of him conceiving children was becoming more remote by the minute.

No, my tears were for the young man concerned. You see, I felt a certain amount of guilt for never confiding in him that I had suspected this for a long time.. Since he came, spinning into the room, at the age of two, stating he was going to be a dancer, I had thought that he was possibly gay but as he didn’t confide in me, it’s a topic I never mentioned. He was just a normal boy, who had a wide circle of male friends and he was very popular with the girls. I still feel remorseful when I think of this young man, torturing himself and fighting to accept the way things were and to be accept-

Weirdly, all I worried about was if he plucked his eyebrows too thin and spoilt his beautiful face but he is much too vain to do that! I am still the proudest auntie. In fact I am probably prouder than I was before because here is a guy who has grown up hiding a secret that he felt might have been hard for us, his friends and family to accept but who felt the fear and faced it anyway. He has finally grown up and realised that we love him for who he is and always have done, even though, this revelation seemed to be the turning point and has brought us even closer.

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Lets Eat by Tony V I thought that with Christmas upon us that perhaps, I share some of the recipies from my cook book with you. Each issue I will now pick a simple two course menu for you to dish up for your guests the holiday season. I will share the ingredients, method and presentation. I do hope you enjoy and if you would like any tips drop me a line.

Main Angelica Huston lamb strap rolled, stuffedmarinated £3.50pp

Also approxiate cost of the dish, just to help you budget. This dish can be mutton dressed up as lamb, by buying mutton straps, but lamb For new readers , just remember I have a twist and all my meals straps are usually available. Make sure you charm your butcher to clean off the fat are named after a movie/TV star. and sinew off the straps. Now if you’re not sure what they look like they are long slab of lamb, narrow and Tony V about ½” thick. Ingredients

Starter Judi Dench smoked salmon and avocada £2pp Ingredients Smoked salmon slices two per serve Half avocados per serve Tazaki dressing (buy or make) Tazaki Mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon squeeze and a dash of horseradish and some fi nely diced cucumber very fine. You may be lucky enough to buy a ready made jar from around 2-3 rounds; it lasts forever and also nice with salads or served on lamb. Prepare and serve in 10 minutes Cut the avocado in half and peel. Place the peeled half avocado with the shallow end down on a bed of salad, Cover the avocado with slices of smoked salmon, and serve with Tazaki on the side.

One strap per guest Mushrooms Avocado Sun dried tomato A bottle of claret what you don’t use you will drink (you know you will) Long kebab sticks Preparation Slice your mushroom, and peel and cut your avocado into strips. Place your lamb straps on flat on a board and place along the top some of each, mushrooms, avocado and sun dried tomato along about 1/3 of the length of the strap. Now carefully roll the strap keeping all the filling inside, like a sponge roll, did it all fall out, yes, try again and then if that fails because you have had too much claret, then roll it loosely and then put your fillings in the roll. Poke two kebab sticks through the center so as to criss- cross each other and hold together. Method These also need to be cooked slowly to medium rare anything more and the lamb will have a gamey taste like venison. Once you have them frying pour the claret in the center of the rolled lamb, and then let it over flow, you will need a bit and what will happen it will sort of boil as it fry’s absorbing the claret and you will see the lamb change color, you will need to turn it over once or twice and also cooking with a lid on will help. The claret will absorb and evaporate; you will want to leave some for a sauce of the lamb prior to serving. photo by alan light


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THE NAKED CHEF. Tony V speaks to Brian Spackman This week we introduce a new section to one80 news inspired by the popular column in 3SIXTY magazine. Up Close and Personal . This week Tony V speaks with an upcoming chef Brian Spackman from Brighton. T). As a young and passionate chef what inspired you to cook in the first place? B.) I have always had a passion for food, from a young age I used to get involved in the kitchen with my mother when she was cooking, I think my favourite bit at that age was to lick the bowl after she had made a cake, I think if I did that now I might hurl,lol, since growing up and working in professional kitchens, I love the buzz of the kitchen, and I also love making dishes and its always good to see happy faces eating what you have just cooked. T.)Tell us about your journey, you must have worked hard to get a name for yourself at such a young age? B.) After leaving college at age 18, I got my first job as a commis chef in a 3 rossete country house hotel, During my time there I gained a good knowledge of working in a professional kitchen and cooking fine cuisine. I started entering cook off competitions and I have many medals for that. At the end of my time there I got offered a place in the Welsh National junior culinary team, which I was very pleased about, With the team we went to the biggest chef competition in the world. The Culinary Olympics, which was held in Erkfurt in Germany, After days of not a lot of sleep the hard work paid off and we won a gold medal and 2 bronze medals. I worked in Portmeirion hotel in Wales, after that I got my first head chefs job in a fine dining restaurant where I worked for until I moved to Brighton To work at the 7 dials restaurant. Now I am wanting to make it on my own and I have taken over the kitchen franchise at the Rock Inn. Also I would like to encourage any other young gay men thinking of starting out in business to work as hard as they can, and to be strong and confident in themselves,it is difficult to work in a mainly straight environment but worth it if you can reach your goals. Also get in touch with my PR consultant and Business manager, Kohlben Vodden, for help and advice with setting it up yourself hes a great guy, and very knowledgeable in the world of business.

also like to think that I have brought a young and fun approach to the kitchen environment.Chefs have had a bad reputation for being stressed out, rude people that treat staff badly and swear at people,granted this is true in many establishments but that is certainly not the way that I work.I like my kitchen to be a happy environment whilst keeping the standard of work to a very high standard, It just means if the staff are happy then they are willing to work hard for you and also get passionate about your business. T) Do you model yourself on other celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay? B.) I think that I’m slightly different in the fact that I’m gay, out, and comfortable with my sexuality, I’m also younger and far better looking than Jamie or Gordon.lol:).It would be great to be able to do as well as them in business as they have and I would love to have my own t.v. show that would be so great:) T) With cooking becoming popular and shows like come dine with me, do you think that people are getting inspired to get back into the kitchen? Yes I do, I love shows like that, they are fun to watch and also give you ideas of what you can cook at home and hopefully gives people confidence to realise that they can cook good looking, tasty food at home reasonably easily, and for a reasonable price too. T) They say never trust a skinny chef, but by the looks of you, You must work out? What is your exercise/ nutrition regime B)Well martial arts is one of my favourite things to do its great for the body and mind, and I try to work out when I can but due to the demands of the business I really don’t have much free time. I don’t have a strict diet/exercise regime, and I tend to eat my meals at the pub, so I eat what I have on the menu, exactly the same as my customers would get. T) At home are you cooking for 1, or is there someone special in your life? B.)Well I never really cook at home but if I do I’m not alone, sorry guys.lol.

T.) You have launched the kitchen at the Rock Inn, What do you bring to the table?

T.) What would you recommend 3sixty readers cook to impress a date?

B) I have brought what I think to be simple, good, honest food made well, Which basically means That I serve excellent quality local produce, without messing with the food too much, and serving good hearty portions at a very reasonable price.I

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communityhelplines BRIGHTON & HOVE n Access 4 All LGBT disabled support group (01273) 721 211 www. access-4-all.org n Allsorts Youth Project Tel: (01273) 721211 Email: info@allsortsyouth.org.uk www. allsortsyouth.org.uk n BLAGSS Brighton Lesbian & Gay Sports Society.0845 65 BLAGS www.blagss.org n Brighton Bandits FC (01273) 6222273 www.banditsfc.org n Brighton Bothways Group for the bi-sexual, bi-curious and their friends www.brightonbothways.org.uk n Brighton & Hove Disabled Dykes (01273) 204050 Email: disableddykes@yahoo.co.uk n Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard (01273) 204050 www.switchboard.org. uk/brighton n Brighton LGBT Meditation Group 07789900568 n Brighton Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Tel. (01273) 681101www.brightwavesmccbrighton.co.uk n Brighton Ourstory Project (01273) 206655 www.brightonourstory.co.uk n Brighton Women’s Centre 72 High St, Brighton. (01273) 698036. n CAB HIV Project (01273) 327474 www.brightonhovecab.org.uk n Cheek To Cheek LGBT dance classes (01273) 604834

n Clare Project (Transexual/gender identity counselling 07776 232100 www. clareproject.org.uk n Claude Nicol Centre - NHS Sexual Health Clinic Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Rd (01273) 664721 n GAYSWAG - Gay Sussex Walking Group 0870 7605476 www.gayswag.co.uk n GEMS Group for mature gay men. Meets last Fri of the month at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church (01273) 884285 n Lawson Unit - HIV Clinic Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Rd (01273) 664722 n Lesbian & Gay Advocacy Project Guidance with mental health problems (01273) 739847. n Lesbian and Gay AA Meets every Sunday at 7.30pm Chapel Royal, North St, BN1 (01273) 203343. n LGBT Narcotics Anonymous Group (NA) Meets every Friday from 6pm 61 Ship Street, BN1 (01273) 604604. n Mindout Guidance for LGBT with mental health problems. (01273) 739847 www.lgbtmind.com n Pride in Brighton & Hove For information or to volunteer call (01273) 775939 www. brightonpride.org n Rise (formerly The Women’s Refuge Project) domestic violence charity 01273 622822 www. rise.org.uk n Spectrum LGBT community group (01273) 723123

www.spectrum-lgbt.org n The Sussex Beacon - HIV care centre. (01273) 694222 www. sussexbeacon.org.uk n Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) - sexual health/HIV charity. 61 Ship St, (01273) 764200 www. tht.org.uk n Trans Swimming Trans swimming group every Monday 8.30pm Call 07867 741025 for venue details n UNISEX SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION University sexual health & drug/alcohol awareness service (01273) 678 641 www.unisex.org.uk n Warren Brown Unit Testing & treatment for STIs(01273) 461453. n Wilde Clinic - Sexual Health Clinic for gay/bi men Weds: 6pm-9pm at the Lawson Unit. (01273) 664722 www.brightonsexualhealth.com


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Men’s Sexual Health exists to inform men of all ages within Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire about good sexual and general health, mental health and well-being. • Free and confidential information and advice about sex and other health matters • Free condoms and lube • Comprehensive website with Q&A interactive service • Support, advice and guidance whatever your sexual orientation • Counselling by appointment available countywide • Face to face meetings

• Advocacy (working with others on your behalf) • Sexual health clinic accompaniment service • A Drop-in centre in Devizes • 2BME, an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) youth group which meets monthly in Devizes

Bristol Families and Friends (FFLAG) 14 Brockley Close, Little Stoke, Bristol BS34 6EZ Phone: 01454 852418 Email: sueallenfflag@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.fflag.org.uk Opening hours: 9am–10pm daily Bristol Families and Friends is a support group based in Bristol and serving the west run by/for families and friends of lesbians, gay men and bisexual women and men. .

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portunity to be heard and offered help and support. The helpline also provides a third party homophobic incident reporting line for the West of England. Freedom Youth Phone: 0117 377 3677 Website: www.freedomyouth.co.uk Opening hours: Tuesday evenings from 7pm–9.30pm Membership: 14–21 years of age

BLAGS provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual people (and their friends) or for anyone questioning their sexuality. All volunteers identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, so you know that the person on the end of the line will have an understanding of your situation. They will not judge you or tell you what to do; they will try to provide support, offer information and advice, and discuss relevant options. London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard provide a similar service, but are available from 10am until 11pm daily, 52 weeks a year. Their helpline number is 0207 837 7324, and they have a helpful information database (including help lines in other areas of the UK) at www.queery.org.uk www.bristolblags.co.uk

EACH, Office 27, 42 Triangle West, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1ES Contact: Jonathan Charlesworth, Director Phone: 0117 946 7607 Helpline: 0808 1000143 Email: info@eachaction.org.uk Website: www.eachaction.org.uk Opening hours: helpline - 9.00am - 5.00pm, Mon–Fri; 10.00-midday, Sat Best way to contact us: Phone/email/post EACH is a charitably registered support agency for young people affected by homophobia. It provides the UK Freephone Helpline for young people affected by homophobia, giving callers the op-

Phone: 0117 955 6971 Gay and Lesbian Alcohol Free Friends Paul Green, GLAFF, PO Box 2012, Bristol, BS99 5WN. Social and support group for lesbian, gay and bisexual people with an alcohol issue. Phone: 0117 378 9439 Email: TMM@glaff.org.uk Gay West GayWest, PO Box 586, Bath, BA1 2YQ A social and support group for gay people in the South West. Meets Sat mornings in the Rainbow Cafe in Bath. Phone: 0870 811 1990,. Email: info@gaywest.org.uk Website: www.gaywest.org.uk Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8pm – 10pm

Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (BLAGS) Phone: 0117 922 1328 Email: mail@bristolblags.org.uk Website: www.bristolblags.org.uk Opening hours: Operates on Mondays-Thursdays from 8pm–10pm

Broken Rainbow National helpline for LGBT victims of domestic violence, available Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 2-5pm. Phone: 0208 539 9507. Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)

Bath 01225 581951 • Devizes 01380 801951 Salisbury 01722 421951 • Swindon 01793 250951

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Lesbian and Children Network Bi-monthly social group for lesbians and bisexual women and their children Phone : 07813 754 291. Email: rachely@talktalk.net Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN Contact: Sarah-Louise Minter, Development Worker Phone: 0117 352 5633 Email: info@bristol-lgb-forum.org.uk www.bristol-lgb-forum.org.uk Opening hours: Development worker available Weds and Thurs Best way to contact us: Phone/email any time

Best way to contact us: Phone (leave a message) Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth organisation. They are a friendly and welcoming social and support group that meets up once a week on Tuesdays from 7pm–9.30pm. They run lots of activities and have a very busy social calendar. Access: Meeting space has level access, doors 800 mm wide and accessible toilets. On a bus route. Friends on the Hill Group for people in Redfield, Lawrence Hill, Barton Hill and the Dings for people who are LGBT or unsure. Socials, activities, info and support.

The Bristol Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum is a charity and is run by a management committee made up of members from the Bristol LGB community. They take issues that members raise and work with institutions, like the local authority and health services etc, to represent lesbian, gay and bisexual concerns. They also hold community events, musical and social evenings with speakers on topical subjects. They are always looking for new members, volunteers and management committee members. All meetings and events are arranged in fully accessible venues. Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, Bristol


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n Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement Bi-weekly meeting in Southampton for religious discussion and social interaction. Every second Wednesday. 02380 581536. n Lynx South West Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Community Development. Thinking of starting up a group? Call Paul or Vicky on 01392 201012. n Metropolitan Community Church All inclusive, diversity embracing church.

Every Sunday 11am, MCC, Hannington Road, Bournemouth BH7 6JT. www.mccbournemouth.co.uk n Over the Rainbow Information, advice and support on general health, sexual health and coming out. STD screening service. 01202 257478. www.rainbowbournemouth.co.uk n Shellybeans Gay authors workshop for budding writers. Meets third Thursday of every month at Springbourne Community Centre. Email:

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n Kings Cross Steelers RFC Gay rugby team (07767) 232909 www.kxsrfc.com n Lesbian and Gay Conservation Volunteers Environment group (0207) 2784294 n LGBT Consortium Parenting Group Support for parents of LGBT kids (0207) 0648383 www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk n London Bi Women’s Group www. lbiwomen.bi.org

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to tell someone that you’re dreading bringing up. As it is they probably have a pretty good idea about what has been going on so they won’t be as bothered or upset as you expected them to be. Your special dream looks as if it has every chance of coming true and a friend or neighbour will have an unexpected but very important part to play in bringing happiness your way.

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(July24/Aug23) Sometimes you like to give advice especially if you feel it will help people. This November try listening to any guidance offered to you. Even if you don’t act on it, listening and letting people see you are grateful for their concern will help you get along better at work or home. This is a good time to work cooperatively with people who share your ideas and ideals because together you can make the sort of success you can only dream about if you go solo.

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VIRGO

Aug24/Sept23) You’re not always happy to see changes come into your life. You’d rather plod along on tried and tested pathways. Your steady and sensible attitude has earned you a reputation of being efficient and reliable. Even so you should branch, experiment and be enterprising occasionally. You will recognise the value of positive change and won’t hold back from introducing improvements or benefits into your life because you feel the time is finally right.

LIBRA

(Sept24/Oct23) You might prefer to go it alone rather than wait around for other people to have time to join you. Don’t get up tight and resentful if your partner or other loved ones seem too preoccupied with their own concerns to have a lot of time for shared pleasures; just do your own thing. The end of November is an ideal time to catch up with any official paperwork concerning your home, career or money matters. You’ll feel better once your desk is clear of clutter.

SCORPIO (Oct24/Nov22) For new things to begin, some old things must go; it’s the only way to organise your future. The time has come to end some long term affairs in favour of freshly developed ones. This is especially true in your private life when a change here could have some wonderful results. You’re laying the foundations of new and exciting projects. These ventures will be even more rewarding if they can bring happiness to other people as well as yourself.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov23/Dec21) You could do with more space; your workplace or home is starting to get too cluttered. Where do you start? Decide a place for everything and start from there. The good news is: you will achieve a lot more than expected once you’ve got yourself organised and sorted out. There are ideas you’d like to consider for the future and discussing your plans with the most sensible member of your family or social circle helps crystallise your thinking.

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CAPRICORN

(Dec22/Jan20) Some areas of your life need to be examined and you should give more thought to them now. This won’t stop you from offering support to a friend in need. A situation that is brought to your attention makes you realise how much people look to you for support and guidance. You may choose to do lots of things behind the scenes and keeping your thoughts, words and deeds well away from the public spotlight suits you down to the ground at the end of November.

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AQUARIUS

(Jan21/Feb19)If you are pursuing high end objectives, be extra attentive to your superiors and workmates. Meetings with important people may not go as imagined because you’re trying not to raise your hopes. Some pleasing news will make you realise how badly you wanted a job or new opportunity. You can help someone close without making a lot of fuss and win an important point in the process. This is your chance to turn the tide of events in your favour.

PISCES (Feb20/Mar20)Resist the urge to make a decision because you’re being pressured into it. You will only

undermine your own prospects if you do. If you’re confused about any area of your life, book a short break, retreat or workshop of some kind and give yourself the time and space to think things through. The end of November would be a very formative time for you personally and professionally, because this is when you will be making some very far reaching decisions about your future.

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