Tag: LGBT

London Pride: what a blast

Despite attending London Pride countless times since I moved here 18 years ago, yesterday saw me marching in the parade for the very first time. And reader, it was the most fun I've had in forever! I was marching as part of the British Gas contingent, which is the parent company of where @TheFrankFlyer works. ...

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On Orlando and homophobia

Today's carnage in a gay club in Orlando has left me shaken. Obviously, I was safe and sound here in London, nowhere near to the scene of the massacre. It's just served to remind me of the prevalence of homophobia and it's roots in deeply illogical thought. Let me put it another way: your hatred ...

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A very noble call

I just watched this video. And you should too. Yes, there’s a very local Dublin story that sits behind this speech. But it’s also a universal story. A story about every gay man and woman who has wondered what it is - what precisely it is - about them that bigots hate. I could be flippant and make ...

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Harvey Milk Airport?

Pink News are reporting plans to rename San Francisco's international airport as "Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport", in honour of the gay rights campaigner. Stuart Milk, co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation and nephew to Harvey Milk, said that if the amendment succeeds the airport would become the first in the world to be named ...

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A selective example

As I live in a western democracy, I have a wide range of news media available to me. I’ve never been one to rely on any single source of news, as I think this means you can consume only the news you want – rather than the news you need. In practice, this means I ...