31 blog post in a row!

This will be, my 31st blog post in a row! Which is a new record for me! My goal is, trying to post one every single day of the year! But I am sure, that at some point. I will run out of stuff to post about, or just totally forgot to post!

P.S. Hope that you like my latest photos! Please, please do comment and give them a rating! πŸ™‚

Fetters Padded Fist Mitts & Padded Leather Muzzle

Totally helpless in Fetters Padded Fist Mitts & Padded Leather Muzzle

Teen suicide fact sheet…

Here is another page from the old The Gay Glasgow site… This time about Teen suicide.

Of course this, could be out-of-date, since it’s not been updated since the late 90s…

Here are six facts about suicide

  • Studies show that Gay, Bisexual and Lesbian youth are at least 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts.
  • In a study of 5,000 gay men and women – 35% of gay men and 38% of gay women had seriously considered or attempted suicide.
  • The majority of suicide attempts were made before reaching the age of 20, and nearly 33% of attempts were made before the age of 17. The average for attempting suicide is 15Β½.
  • In a study of homeless youth entering a shelter accommodation, 65% of the gay youth had attempted suicide as compared to 19% of the heterosexual youth.
  • In a study on all youth suicide attempts, it was found found that gay, bisexual and lesbian youth are six times more likely to attempt suicide than other youth and account for up to 30 percent of all successful youth suicides.
  • Studies consistently show that a high percentage of gay and lesbian youth (25-30%) attempt suicide.


Hints for straights… on my old Gay Glasgow site

I’ve just been having a look at The Gay Glasgow site, that I use to run many years ago… I got looking at the old “Hints for straights” page… Which really did, make me LOL!

Here is what is said…

What to do when you meet a Gay or Bisexual person

  • Do not run screaming from the room. This is rude.
  • If you must back away, do so slowly and with discretion.
  • Do not assume that he/she is attracted to you.
  • Do not assume that he/she is not attracted to you.
  • Do not assume that you are not attracted to him/her.
  • Do not expect him/he to be excited about meeting a straight person, as you may be about meeting a gay or bisexual person
  • Do not immediately start talking about your significant other half in order to make it clear that you are straight. He/she probably already knows.
  • Do not invite him/her to someplace where there will only be straight people unless you tell him in advance. He/she may not want to be with them.
  • Do not ask him how he/she got this way. Instead, ask how YOU got THAT way.
  • Do not assume he/she is dying to talk about being gay or bisexual
  • Do not expect him/her to refrain from talking about being gay or bisexual.
  • Do not trivialise his/her experience by assuming it is a bedroom experience only; he/she is gay or bisexual 24 hours a day.
  • Do not assume because he/she is gay or bisexual that he wants to be treated like the opposite sex. He/she will probably get angry.
  • Do not assume his/her heart will leap with joy if you touch his arm (condescendingly? flirtatiously? power testing?). It may make him angry.
  • Think twice before you attempt to tell him that he is taking the easy way out.
  • Do not expect a gay or bisexual to accept the straight world simply because it is in the majority.

Watch God’s Own Country…

I’ve just got aound to watching God’s Own Country at long last. Got to say, it’s one of best LGBT+ films, I’ve EVER seen! Need to pull myself together now. Yep, I was crying my eyes out at the end of it!

It’s now right up there with Beautiful Thing, of LGBT+ films, that you have to watch!

Oh and do, check out my list of other LGBT+ films to watch!

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/01/2019

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 27th January 2019)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Valerie helps a struggling mother accept her son’s birth defect. The Turners oversee a measles vaccination trial at the clinic as the team prepare for the Whitsun bank holiday.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 28th January 2019)

James Cosmo narrates a six-part series about the UK’s biggest fishing port, Peterhead in north east Scotland. The fishing boat Zenith sets out from Fraserburgh – 20 miles away from Peterhead – in search of whitefish and prawns. At the helm is 26-year-old skipper Adam Robertson. He starts fishing 40 miles out to sea, but his net fills up with mud from the seabed which means he has to haul in early. The Peterhead boat Amity is on its way to a fishing ground near the Shetland Isles when it runs into trouble. Something is tangled in the propeller. As night falls, skipper Phil Reid puts a waterproof camera over the side to try to work out what is causing the problem, but it is too dark to see. Back on land, a 300-tonne trawler comes into Peterhead port for a paint job. It goes onto the harbour’s ship lift and is hoisted out of the water – one of the port’s most impressive sights. Local boat painters then have just six days to get it cleaned, painted, and back into the water.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 28th January 2019)

A shocking incident on a suburban street brings back painful memories for Jack, forcing him to revisit his past. As a member of the victim’s family seeks justice of their own, forensic evidence discovered by the Lyell team suggests the involvement of a Northern Irish terror group, long thought inactive.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 28th January 2019)

Chris Tarrant travels the entire one thousand miles of the Reunification Line – from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north. He visits key locations from the Vietnam War including the famous Viet Cong tunnels.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 29th January 2019)

During the team’s search for the killer, Jack works alongside an old friend from Northern Ireland, a fearless journalist who has dedicated her life to exposing the suspected organisation. As the team investigate further, they realise they have uncovered a complex conflict sustained by ties of loyalty, family and retribution.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 31st January 2019)

Jack and the team must navigate the tempestuous waters of a family divided when a wealthy coffee magnate is shot, but can they find the truth beneath the lies?

Celebrity 5 Go Camping (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 1st February 2019)

The gang create a meal using local ingredients, including beer, beef and fresh lobster. Cheryl walks to the highest point on the island and Tim takes to the skies on a paraglider.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide β€” www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

My 1,000 cycle logged on Strava

That’s me just done my 1,000 cycle, that I’ve logged on Strava. My 1,000 cycle was a bit boring, nothing at all to write home about. Just happy to be out cycling again, first cycle in close to 2 weeks!

Please do check out my profile at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!!

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