A week of contradictions

rallyme

On Tuesday 8 July 2014, the States of Jersey approved an amendment by Senator Ian le Marquand to the proposition to allow same-sex marriage that had been brought by Deputy Sam Mezec. The amendment effectively stalled the progress towards equal marriage in Jersey by making it subject to a consultation … Continue reading

Share Button

The divorcing of church from state to make an equal marriage

equal marriage

This week Guernsey moved a step closer to equal marriage with a clever proposal for a Union Civile law that would remove religion from laws related to marriage. You can read more about the story here or visit Liberate’s website for more information about the work they have been doing. … Continue reading

Share Button

Time to talk about disestablishment?

0052 Abp Sentamu with 2 new bishops s

This week, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, suggested that there needed to be a balance between catering for the LGBT community in England and ensuring that the church does not alienate followers in other parts of the world such as Africa. The gist of his argument was that, if the … Continue reading

Share Button

Out and about the LGBT web

2013-12-27-homosexual_1746767c

Saeed Jones wrote a great article on Buzzfeed this week about the responsibility that the media has to report stories about transgender individuals with some respect for their subject. It’s worth a read and because I couldn’t have put it better myself I’m not going to paraphrase it here. Having … Continue reading

Share Button

Looking forward to 2014

Rainbow-Fireworks-HD-Wallpapers-610x381

At the moment, there are a lot of blogs being posted looking back at the tsunami of changes that have taken place for the LGBT community this year. While some massive steps have been taken towards real equality, there are still plenty more to take. So, I thought I’d look … Continue reading

Share Button

Out and about the LGBT web

red-phone1

Human Rights Day (9 December) marks the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The progress of LGBT rights since then has been momentous, but there is still progress to be made in Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

Share Button

Mystery voice 10

toby_hargrave

Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 8 December … Continue reading

Share Button

Out and about the LGBT web

ellen_portia_katy_perry_grammy_audience_18hgjk8-18hgket

This little clip from Jodie Savitz’s documentary Girl on Girl caught my eye this week. The part that grabbed my attention was the question: can you name three lesbians in the public eye? I know I’m all over this topic but I really thought we were further down the line … Continue reading

Share Button

Education is key to changing minds

parliament-queen

A big thank you to the girls at UKLesFic for hosting a post by me on their blog.

Share Button

Mystery voice 9

kevin_rudd

Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 1 December 2013: … Continue reading

Share Button