I have a confession to make: I’m a pedant. I am the sort of person who will react like a steak-deprived Jeremy Clarkson at the sight of an erroneous your/you’re, and who will beat his fist on the desk like a millionaire Tory MP who’s just been told about a proposed £3 per month increase … Continue reading It’s not ‘Gay Pride’, and it’s ok to say so
For those of you who missed it, yesterday was Heterosexual Pride Day. At least, it was on Twitter, where the topic was the number one worldwide trend for several hours. I have to say, it’s about bloody time. For too long now, life for straight people in this country (and others) has been a seemingly … Continue reading Heterosexual Pride Day: Finally someone is taking notice of straight people
“They couldn’t get him on his record, so they got him on his racism. I’m deeply uncomfortable with that.” “He was asked whether black people are inherently inferior, and I think he clearly feels they are, but couldn’t say so. This troubles me.” “He thinks that white people are the superior race, but it doesn’t … Continue reading Homophobia: The Acceptable Face Of Bigotry?
I was a little late to the party where Pride is concerned. This time last year, I was still contemplating the prospect of emerging from the closet in which I had spent the previous 37 years. My secondary school was an unforgiving sort of place, a hulking, miserable pile of concrete in which anyone uttering … Continue reading Pride Month: Be Loud, Be Proud, Be Inclusive
He seemed to be (deliberately) missing the point that six simple words would put an end to this line of questioning once and for all: Gay sex is not a sin.
“I also understand the Pope is a Catholic!” Depressingly, this seems to be considered by many to be the most appropriate response to a gay person coming out. No ‘well done for having the courage’ or ‘I hope you feel happier now this is in the open’, just plain old, 'tell us something we don’t know'.