Category Archives: LGBT Politics

Here was a Plague

That’s the title of an excellent article by Tom Crewe in the London Review of Books about the history of the Aids crisis. It seems so long ago now, and I count myself amongst the lucky survivors, but we lost … Continue reading

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Pride Badges

The LGBTQ+ Pride season is upon us. Today was the London Pride march, with 30,000 marchers. The Guardian also had a story about a treasure trove of LGBTQ+ badges being found in an attic. That reminded me that I must … Continue reading

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The Photo

In November 1990 LIFE magazine published a photograph of a young man named David Kirby. I remember the photo very well. It still moves me to tears, and evokes memories of friends who went far too soon. Here’s the story … Continue reading

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Hooray for History…

As a fellow Manxman who got married to a Dutch man in the Netherlands, let me wish this happy couple all the best for their future.

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A Marriage Proposal

With all the doom and gloom around as a result of Brexit; this cheered me up a bit. How things have changed since the days I went on Gay Pride marches in London. Back in those days (the 1970s), the … Continue reading

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Remember the Pulse

The Rainbow flag in our garden flies at half mast today. Remember And here’s a message from Owen Jones that says what I want to say more eloquently than I am able to do.

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Showing Their True Colours

It would appear that the Catholic Church is not happy, not happy at all, about the result of the Irish referendum supporting same-sex marriage. First we had the Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin saying that the church needed to take “a … Continue reading

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