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16 Sep

Why do so many fundraisers like asking for such small gifts?

On Queer Ideas by Mark Phillips

When Mark Astarita recently compared some charities to pound shops, he was right on the button. Just like the pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap stores found on our high streets, charities have jumped on the discounting bandwagon. You’d like to inoculate a child? Yes ma’am. That’ll be £3 please. Kerching! [...]

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09 Jul

How soon does the sorry window close?

On Queer Ideas by Mark Phillips

When a friend or colleague is bereaved, it can be hard to know what to do or say. The struggle to find the right words can even end up in avoidance; all because you don’t want to upset them through saying the wrong thing. The fact is, grieving people need to be allowed [...]

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