Jamie Tabberer

Jamie Tabberer is a freelance journalist writing about entertainment, celebrity and LGBT issues. He has been published by The Guardian, Gay Times and DIVA magazine. His online portfolio can be found at www.jamietabberer.com

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A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013.

Alan Bennett is wrong to reject the word 'gay', we need labels for sexuality

People should be able to define their sexuality as they wish, but we need words to provide clarity and a sense of community among non-heterosexuals

Fred Phelps, preaching here at his Westboro Baptist Church in March 2006, is reportedly close to death, his son said

Why I'd never picket a funeral - even one of somebody as loathsome as Fred Phelps

Now is the time to dissect the ideas of the Westboro Baptist Church

Gay genes: Haven't we had enough of the nature vs nurture debate on homosexuality?

These questions are far too one dimensional when it comes to the infinitely complicated spheres gender and sexuality

Nice try, ‘Looking’ - but being gay isn't a side issue quite yet

It's enjoyable, and its intentions are beautiful, but if the show wants to depict the reality of life as a gay person in today's world, it is far off the mark

Final effort: The injured Tom Daley performs in front of a beautiful backdrop

I'm giddy with delight - Tom Daley's coming out could herald a domino effect among public figures

But news media should take note of his choice of words. "Bi", not '"gay"

A petition wants James Arthur dropped from The X Factor. But I can spot a homophobe - and this man isn't one

The barrage that greeted Arthur's warped remarks isn't helping anyone

Remembering Justin Fashanu a different way, 15 years after his death

Complexity has been ironed out from the footballer's legacy

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'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
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Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
Professor Danielle George: On a mission to bring back the art of 'thinkering'

The joys of 'thinkering'

Professor Danielle George on why we have to nurture tomorrow's scientists today
Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Their outrageousness and originality makes the world a bit more interesting, says Ellen E Jones
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Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

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Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

Most Premier League sides are after a striker, but here's a full run down of the ins and outs that could happen over the next month
The Last Word: From aliens at FA to yak’s milk in the Tour, here’s to 2015

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that? The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year

Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that?

The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year
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Vanity project on a high-speed track to nowhere

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Sports Quiz of the Year

Sports Quiz of the Year

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