On the day a poll says half of Britons are against gay marriage, the Office for National Statistics (phwoar!), says “Early figures suggest that marriages are more likely to end in divorce than civil partnerships are to end in dissolution. After four years, 5.5% of marriages had ended in divorce, compared with 2.5% of civil partnerships that had been dissolved, according to figures for 2010."
Do the figures stack up? "Continue reading" to find out...
It's East London Pride this Saturday 24 September. They say "LGBTQ people in East London are coming together to celebrate our diversity and oppose homophobia, transphobia, sexism and racism, including Islamophobia and antisemitism."
Starting at 1300 outside Hackney Town Hall, East London Pride Parade will form a procession to Oxford House Community Centre in Tower Hamlets, by Weavers Fields.
"Continue reading..." to find out who aint going and what Peter Tatchell has to say about it.
As you may have noted, they've ended the US military's stupid Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy meaning gay military personnel no longer have to lie. Coming out to your parents seems to have been the first thing many have done. Being gay, this of course has to be done in as dramatic and public way as you can muster.
So, who does it best? Well, see below for an admittedly moving piece of gay coming out theatre. Over 1 million views. We think he could have done at the Christmas table tho..
A French study of 106 people with HIV and Hep-C reported that those who drunk three or more cups of coffee a day were 80% more likely not to suffer from adverse side effects. The report was given at the tenth AIDS Impact Conference has just finished in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more on Aidsmap.
Mugabe, entrapment, the Pope - this fascinating interview covers all of Peter Tatchell's remarkable 44 years of campaigning. A kinda gay history action movie with a twist at the end - you know, where the boy's meant to get the girl?! (Flash...)
When the going gets tough, the weak distract folks with a populist campaign shifting attention away from the real problems - as is happening in Cameroon where gays are being scapegoated horribly in an organised witch-hunt. Again, helped along by the religious smelling a cheap opportunity to spread hate.
We know petitions are ten a plenty but this place needs our cash so your voice does matter. So, before you take your fun seeking ass out tonight for some gay abandon, remember your voice can make a difference for those who can't - use your voice now.
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