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Ben Summerskill resigns from Stonewall UK, what is the future of LGB and T lobbying and education?

After 11 years in the post, Ben Summerskill has stepped down from Stonewall, the UK LGB lobbying and rights group. I say LGB rather than LGBT as over the years it has been infamous in promoting the understanding of gay or LGB rights, as opposed to the whole gamut of LGBT+, not that many bisexual friends felt represented either. 969 more words


Same-sex weddings to begin in March

THE FIRST same-sex weddings can take place March 29 next year, Equalities Minister Maria Miller announced today. 

Initially it was thought the first same-sex marriage in England and Wales would not take place until next summer. 317 more words


Is Spousal Veto based on Swiss Cheese?

Last weekend Prof Stephen Whittle posted his legal reasoning why the requirement for spousal consent is important.   Stephen is a professor of law, and his credentials in terms of campaigning for the rights of trans people are impressive, to say the least. 1,362 more words

Trans Issues

Queen Of England Set To Approve Gay Marriage For United Kingdom

I don’t think that God will save the Queen on this one

The Queen is expected to be asked to give her approval to the Bill – one of the most radical pieces of social legislation of her reign – by the end of this week. 1,113 more words


Gay role model?

Open letter on Joe McElderry sent in Nov 2010 to Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of the UK-based lesbian, gay and bisexual equality organisation Stonewall

Dear Ben Summerskill… 1,023 more words


Gay marriage proposals dropped forever

A resounding victory for the anti-gay marriage lobby was scored today, when Baronness Knight clinched the argument over equal marriage rights, on the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show. 296 more words