Category Archives: LGBT Politics

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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“Clearly”

It’s a word that I use a lot in my blog posts: “Clearly”. I use it where others might deploy “Obviously” or “Without a shadow of a doubt” or “It must be patently obvious to all people with more than … Continue reading

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What’s Changed?

And so the British Parliament finally decided to see sense. Not without the usual grumblings from the bigots and homophobes. Even Jesus and Mo seem surprised at the lack of divine retribution. Welcome to the 21st century. Meanwhile, we’re heading … Continue reading

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A Fine Balance

I see that the European Court of Human Rights has delivered its judgments in the cases of four Christians who claimed that their religious rights were being infringed by their employers. And I think that the ECHR got it right. … Continue reading

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