Category Archive: Causes

Jun 08 2014

The Sisters of Bon Secours and the 800 children of Tuam

I wrote about the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

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Apr 14 2014

Foundation Beyond Belief’s First National Conference Needs You

To show up! 

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Jan 08 2014

Female Genital Mutilation

This is not safe for work, this is not safe for life, this is not safe in general. The following contains images of FGM and vaginas. If you do not wish to see these then please do not read further. One of my more recent criticisms of A+ was over the value of photojournalism. In …

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Dec 13 2013

Fast for Philippines? More like a Diet!

Oh you can’t fool me! I am onto you and your nefarious schemes! Lose weight and help the Philippines! Admit it! On a serious note? If you want to help Andy Pakula’s fundraiser for the Philippines? The link is here!

Dec 03 2013

Scarlett Letter

If you haven’t done so already and wish to do so, FTB is helping push A Scarlet Letter’s indiegogo page. They need to hit the magic $13,000 mark for the project to go ahead so if you got the cash to spare and think the project’s worth it and like their Indiegogo page then give …

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Nov 29 2013

HIV Has A New Strain

There’s a new strain of HIV that”s been discovered in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa). It’s more aggressive than the other two major strains and causes a rapid progression from HIV+ to AIDS according to the researchers at Lund University (Sweden) Instead of around 7 years it takes around 5 years to develop AIDS. 

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Nov 25 2013

Vitriol – The Treatment of Acid Burns and ASTI

I owe the Acid Survivor’s Trust International (ASTI) an apology. You see, I didn’t think my article through. I made the same mistake as the people who tried to bully Melody and utilised ASTI’s name and works to argue against the bullying. They deserve better than that.

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Nov 09 2013


No, I am not going down for this one. I was due to but I have a major bout of sinusitis and tonsilitis. I sound like a frog and look like death warmed over. Had I gone down, I would be in a bed rather than actively working.

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Nov 02 2013

Gay Propaganda

There is a book ot called Gay Propaganda and it is a collection of original stories, interviews and testimonies in English and Russian. It is an anthology designed to capture the lives of the GLBT in Russia both at home and indeed in exile. It is a provacative look into the life and the love …

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Oct 07 2013

Age of Kali – Our Own Enemy

In India there is a problem that often goes unreported. Mainly because people don’t realise it’s a crime. Human Traffic worldwide is irrevocably associated with the sex trade, but the fact remains that the main target of the traffic industry is to supply cheap labour.

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