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  1. So its not actually official, as it is still being finalised, and what they promise and what you get could be totally different things.

    And what on earth is The Cruising Association? That just sounds wrong.

    1. “Founded in 1908, the Cruising Association represents the interests of cruising sailors and motor-boaters worldwide and provides up-to-date cruising information. Our base, next to London’s Limehouse Marina, has a fine library with excellent cruise planning facilities. We have active sections around the UK, also in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Biscay, the Inland Waterways of Europe and a Blue Water section. ”

    2. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2012, 11:43am

      lol, Yes it’s the LGB arm of the ‘Dogging Association’

      (for those of you without sense of humour, I was joking!)

      1. Spanner1960 15 Jul 2012, 6:05pm

        The Dogging Association is aligned with Crufts, apparently.

  2. I’m glad to see they will salvage Pride House after all. That cancellation on top of the cancellations of World Pride events was making London LGBTs look quarrelsome and amateurish.

    Seriously though, London LGBTs need to face the fact that it takes money and volunteers to run events. They need to be ready to pay up and volunteer.

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 13 Jul 2012, 9:43pm

      Please God tell me this year’s Pride Committee hasn’t got any sort of hand in it whatsoever

      1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2012, 11:44am

        lol, lets hope not.

  3. Well that is a step or should I say “sprint” in the right direction!

  4. More companies than ever are stepping out claiming to support our community. So why are things that used to be quickly, eagerly and completely funded now being scaled back or shut down altogether for lack of funding?

    1. Staircase2 13 Jul 2012, 3:11pm

      Because Boris is not Ken and Ken Livingston was always a passionate supporter of Pride (both from the standpoint of Diversity/Equality visibility and also the well-understood role that Pride events play in bringing enormous amounts of money INTO London)

      People should read Peter Tatchell’s excellent commentary in Pink News on the issues surrounding the World Pride fiasco for further info.

      1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2012, 11:45am

        Blimey, isn’t it time you removed your tongue out of Livingstones arse Staircase2!! lol

      2. Spanner1960 15 Jul 2012, 6:09pm

        Another right-on Leftie praising Ken and Pete to the skies without any justification.

        London needs to spend it’s money on important issues, not throw it at a bunch of semi-naked fairies blowing whistles just to give the impression they are doing something. If they really wanted to help, how about a donation to London Friend or the Albert Kennedy Trust, where it might actually do some good?

  5. Staircase2 13 Jul 2012, 3:03pm

    @F Young
    I don’t think that the cancellations should be seen only in terms of reflection on London LGBT’s events abilities – the blame for the World Pride fiasco should be squarely and firmly placed equally at the door of Westminster Council, The Greater London Authority, Mayor Boris Johnson, The MET, The Coalition Government, David Cameron AND the Pride Committee.

    It was a shambles from beginning to end but ultimately the responsibility for ensuring that the event took place properly rests with Boris Johnson as London Mayor and David Cameron as Prime Minister. This wasnt just an ordinary Pride – it was WORLD PRIDE – some 3 weeks before the UK launches the Olympics.

    The shoddy nature of the planning reflects very badly indeed on the UK and London’s ability to organise an event on this scale (especially coming so soon before London is calling people from all over the World to attend the Olympics here.)

    1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2012, 10:03am

      I’m guessing your the kind of person that blames Everyone else for all your own mistakes, yes?

    2. Sister Mary Clarence 15 Jul 2012, 9:37pm

      Or we could blame the organisers (and I use that term in the loosest possible sense.

  6. Staircase2 13 Jul 2012, 3:07pm

    That Westminster Council, The GLA, The MET AND Mayor Boris Johnson were all involved in taking decisions which forced the Pride Committee to abandon long agreed plans is simply not on.

    Boris Johnson’s supporters were spinning furiously on Twitter on Saturday, desperately trying to waylay criticism of his own role in the fiasco.

    I had one ‘Tory Supporter’ who harangued me repeatedly for daring to suggest Boris’s role in the shambles. I later discovered she was approaching several others who had done the same down the #WorldPride hashtag timeline.

    She denied having any ‘role’ other than as a supporter of Boris – although I deeply suspect this may not have been true.

    1. Jock S. Trap 14 Jul 2012, 11:40am

      Your last comment is completely childish and undemocractic. People can support without being a part of the ‘team’ you know.

      Get over yourself! Some people support Labour, some people support Tory, blimey some people support the BNP and others like myself don’t be loyal to any party, I wait to see if they speak for me when the time comes to vote….. Either way Get over it.

  7. sorry just seem like a waste of money to me

  8. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:19pm

    Wel after london aids charity ukc wasted £150k on thr 2005 hero awards and £90k closing it down – whats quarter of a million wasted btween friends

    1. Yawn.

      1. Ditto Yawn

  9. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:22pm

    The new gay sport of spending £900k encouraging hiv people off their benefits only to make them redundant! Should be included ! Lol:-)

    1. Yawn again.

  10. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:26pm

    How about the gay sport of sending a hiv police panel member a email’pain n suffering to alot of people get another job’ like crusaid did in 2oo4 tut tut :-)

    1. Another yawn.

  11. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:31pm

    Will there be medals ? The police panel member threatened with a high court injunction without hesitation by the rich gay tory boys running crusaid went onto claim it was long closed and gave them a medal ! All hushed up by gay press that excludes the disabled from having a voice ! Tut tut :-)

    1. More yawn.

  12. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:44pm

    Which londo aids charity fundraisers have been playing the gay sport ‘rob a job of a cripple’? Crusaid trustees claim no knowledge staff complained to met police after being sent another police panel members medical data! By crusaid and to take up issues with tht ! Scandals and lies tut tut:-)

    1. Big yawn.

  13. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:48pm

    First event the upfront and honesty race run by the transparent gay run löndon aids charity sector- come on down

    1. Long yawn.

  14. CapedCrusaider 13 Jul 2012, 3:54pm

    How about getting gays to dress as clowns and walk round london raising money for a aids charity that emailed hiv police panel member in 2oo4 ‘pain n suffering to alot of people get another job’ ha ha the gay sport of making clowns out of gay men oh la la:-)

    1. Asleepzzzz

    2. Paddyswurds 13 Jul 2012, 5:23pm

      …and make fools of themselves…yea right!

    3. “2oo4”?

      Er, don’t you mean 2004?

      I would consider being able to use a keyboard correctly and knowing the difference between the number zero and the letter ‘o’ a prerequisite before be believe a word that comes out of your mouth….

    4. I think the “CapedCrusaider” needs to get back on their meds.

    5. At what point does Pink News’ commenting policy against trolling kick in?

  15. Paddyswurds 13 Jul 2012, 4:24pm

    I am up to here with the bl**dy Olympics already and they haven’t even started yet…… i wonder where one could go to escape any mention of them…..aaargh!!

  16. ‘home of the Cruising Association’ LMFAO

  17. Glad to see there will be a strong LGBT Pride House for the Olympics!

  18. AdrianTIppetts 13 Jul 2012, 8:59pm

    Why no Olympic branding in this event? Let’s see some endorsement for this from the authorities. Though, the way the Olympic committee has trampled over expression, I do not really care for this event at all. In fact after reading Nick Cohen’s excellent Spectator article today, I am inclined to say: To hell with the 2012 Games.

  19. well this is good news.

  20. John Battersea 14 Jul 2012, 8:04am

    The new gay Sport of helping Crusaids HIV Redundant Staff “Get their life back together and move on” after a £900k return to work schemes going well ! ! ! !
    Bernard Forbes []
    >Sent: Tue 2005/03/29 03:48 PM
    >To: Robin Brady CRUSAID
    >Subject: FW: Further favour>
    >Further to below, I am told a letter regarding Walk for Life was received by>xxxxxxxon 23 March.>
    >Mailshots to xxxx are a waste of Crusaid’s time and money, all they do is>wind him up and he then gets on to me.>
    >His walker ID is 19882, if that helps to get him off your lists altogether,
    >while we try to help him get his life back together and move on.>
    >Best wishes>

    Oh La La £900,000-00 spent encouraging people living with HIV off their benefits to make them redundant Another Winner ! ! ! ! !

  21. John Battersea 14 Jul 2012, 8:07am

    The Gay Sport of Gagging a HIV Police Panel Member and then destroying the Gagging Order many years later as it contains FALSE and Incorrect DATA went well – Congratulations to all involved ! ! ! ! !
    Now that The Terrence Higgins Trust has “destroyed” Crusaids Compromise Agreement (Gagging Order) inherited in the merger with Crusaid as per their e-mall below how was Charity money used to pay off Crusaids Staff ? ? ? and how much ? ? ?
    Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:23:37 +00
    Subject: RE: Fao Amanda Bearman THT Legal Advisor – Data Request for Data Being Destroyed by THT
    Dear Mr xxxxxx,
    I’m afraid I am unable to assist with your request as I did not consider the documents, did not keep a list and they are all now destroyed.
    Kind regards
    Amanda Bearman


  22. essexgirlbecky 14 Jul 2012, 11:23am

    Don’t get too excited! I cannot believe that the existing premises licence for the bar and restaurant at CA House would support an event of this nature and, according to the minutes of the local licensing authority, there has been no variation of the licence or agreement to a temporary events notice.

    Moreover the basin is already the home of the water taxi service serving the Olympic site. When the British Waterways board applied for a licence to supplement their operations, there was such strong local opposition that the operators were forced to agree that they would stop serving at 10.00 pm.

    Perhaps the Cruising Association (loving the innuendo) ought to stick to what it’s good at. Which is what exactly?

    1. They are extremely good at supporting the sailing community.

      Their licence states that there are no restrictions on the hours on which these premises are open to the public according to the publically available document on the Tower Hamlets Licensing web access.

      1. essexgirlbecky 14 Jul 2012, 2:00pm

        Delighted to see LBTH finally got round to publishing its licensing register online. Not before time!

        Sales of alcohol at CA House are permitted between 11 am and 11 pm but it’s not so much the trading hours that concern me as much as the operating schedule, which sets out how the operators intend to meet the licensing objectives including the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance and the maintenance of public safety. Bearing in mind they were originally planning to host Pride House on Clapham Common, they are going to find that there’s very little space in Northey Street by comparison.

        I’d love to see this work and be really popular but I can see some obstacles in the way.

        1. I don’t think from the comments I have read from organisers that they underestimate the obstacles.

          They have not got the firm timeline of events, but I hope it goes ahead and succeeds.

  23. Pavlos Prince of Greece 14 Jul 2012, 1:26pm

    Well, its too late for World Pride, buts its very nice to give second chance for Pride House. Thank you indeed.

  24. CapedCrusaider 14 Jul 2012, 3:31pm

    Whr are the clowns send in the clowns whr are the clowns dont worry there here…

  25. Is “CapedCrusaider” and “John Batter Sea” the same?
    I’m basing it on their similar grammatical inadequacies. Using “a” instead of “an” really gets on my nerves, like when people use “loose” instead of “lose” Grr

  26. CapedCrusaider 15 Jul 2012, 7:11am

    Good always wins over evil as batmanz knows

  27. CapedCrusaider 15 Jul 2012, 7:35am

    Doctor issues statement crusaids hiv return to work staff left ‘despair overwhelmed powerless selfharming suicidal’- charity commission writes to crusaid to cease all contact by letter or email –

  28. CapedCrusaider 15 Jul 2012, 7:41am

    Email from crusiad patron Maddona ‘pain n suffering to alot of people get another job’ to be auctioned on e-bay for World Aids Day 2012 -pinknews exclusive you heard it here first folks :-D

  29. Diana Taylor 16 Jul 2012, 4:44pm

    Still not in the Olympic Park! Nuff Said!

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