5 November 2018
Sunday 4 November, was the poet Wilfred Owen’s centenary. Sunday 11 November was Armistice Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Hopefully this will be an end to the glorification of sacrifice and militarism which has been going on for the last four years.
Peter and Consenting Adults in Public (Homo Promos’ previous incarnation) organised the first mega‐benefit in the country, in aid of Lesbian Line and London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, as it was then, which took place in December 1982.
This song was banned from being performed at a gig at The Albany, Deptford on Saturday 21 September 2019. The event was called Legends and Legacies and it was essentially a showcase for older LGBT performers.
I was very interested in this, firstly because I organised the first LGBT benefit event in aid of LGBT Switchboard at the Albany in 1982. This event was part of my own legacy. But not, apparently the Albany’s, which is totally silent about LGBT benefits, including this one.
Secondly, it was heavily promoted within Opening Doors London, the organisation for 50+ LGBT people, and several members I knew personally were taking part.
See The Banning of Hotel Homophobia for the full story.