On Sunday I went to the Golden Handbag awards in Brighton. Thank you first off to Trans pride for giving me one of their tickets to go. Considering the price, I really appreciate it.
FTMB and Brighton Bothways didn’t pick up an award but they were nominated. Which is always amazing.
Trans Pride and Tramfrau both won awards which was also amazing.
There was a minutes noise as well for the victims of the Orlando shooting which was also very good of the Golden Handbags to do.
There were sadly many MANY problematic things that happened that evening. Cultural appropriation, a rape joke, unwanted touching. This was just some of the guests actions who were in the building.
As for the people running it, I’m going to be writing a complaint about how certain things were handled. IE – No warning on the use of strobe lighting on one of the acts. It was used for a very long time, and for photosensitive epileptics and others with sight and sensory issues, it was dangerous and could have potentially killed someone.
There were other issues, but I feel like I’m going to at least go up the channels before I write anymore on it. It was a good evening for some. And its a great evening for community groups and charities, there was a lot of stuff that needed to be dealt with though.