Category Archives: LGBT Politics

Presidential? – I Think Not

Reading President Museveni’s speech at his signing of Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality bill is depressing. Not so much because of his clear bigotry, ignorance, and politicking – that’s only to be expected – but because of my realisation of what this means … Continue reading

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“I Am Officially Illegal”

That was the tweet from Dr. Frank Mugisha today at the news that the Ugandan Parliament has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The bill apparently: bans the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ with a maximum of 7 years imprisonment. punishes same-sex marriage with … Continue reading

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Out There

Stephen Fry has collaborated with film-maker Fergus O’Brien to make a two-part documentary Out There. In it, Fry reflects just how much, and how little, things have changed in his lifetime for gay people around the world. Martin and I … Continue reading

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Canal Parade 2013: Flyboarding and More

I didn’t make the trip to Amsterdam this year for the annual Canal Parade, but by all accounts, it was a great success. The Armed Forces had a boat in the Parade, and the Minister of Defense was on board … Continue reading

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18 Arguments Against Gay Marriage

The New Statesman’s Caroline Crampton lists 18 arguments voiced today in the UK’s House of Lords against same-sex marriage. All the usual suspects are there, including the new Archbishop of Canterbury. I can’t say that I’m surprised by his stance. … Continue reading

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IDAHo

Since 2004, May 17 has been marked as the International Day Against Homophobia. The Dutch Government is hosting a three day international conference in The Hague on the subject of homophobia at the moment. Today, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency … Continue reading

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“They Were Not A Family”

I see that my birthplace, the Isle of Man, is still home to some old and ugly prejudice. Kira Izzard and Laura Cull have been refused a tenancy application because they are a lesbian couple. Their landlord, Keith Price, who … Continue reading

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