Category Archives: LGBT

Frida Kahlo and the politics of disability

Recently, I visited the “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This exhibition comes as a result of a small treasure trove of Frida’s belongings and photographs being opened to the public … Continue reading

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“Colour blindness” and equalities legislation

Last week, I watched this programme on Channel 4 about race. It was a fascinating breaking down of a lot of the myths we have been fed about race and racial stereotyping and it certainly made me think. However, the section … Continue reading

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Remembering the forgotten victims of the Holocaust

Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is essential that we never forget the Holocaust and the horrible mechanisation and normalisation of genocide which it engendered. Six million Jews were killed, and … Continue reading

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Equal marriage – equal but different

On 29th March 2014, equal marriage entered the statute books in England and Wales. I am using the word “equal” here advisedly, as I have had just about enough of it being called “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage” in the … Continue reading

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Keith Sharpe from Changing Attitudes Sussex interviews Reverend Steve Chalke

Today, I was emailed this article, which includes an interview with Reverend Steve Chalke (see photo, left), who has been a very vocal conservative evangelical opponent of homosexuality based on biblical teachings. Recently, he has very publicly stated that he … Continue reading

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The tragic case of Lucy Meadows and the Daily Mail

On 19th March, a Lancashire schoolteacher, Lucy Meadows was found dead in her home. She is believed to have committed suicide. The story just barely made the national papers and didn’t even get a mention on the national news. However, … Continue reading

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The Equal Marriage Debate – it’s all in a name

Today, MPs  in Westminster will be having a free vote on whether to pass the Marriage (Same-sex couples) Bill, which the coalition government really want to push through as soon as possible. As many of you who read this blog … Continue reading

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