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Pride in London fuck up again 2

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Looking at London LGBT+ Community Pride CIC's documentation about the parade, various things strike me. Pride in London have a code of conduct, which starts off by saying Our code of conduct is designed to ensure the Parade is a safe and accepting space for everyone. A code of conduct is a contract on both sides Attendees promise to behave,… Read more »

Pride in London fuck up again

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CW: TERF crap There will be a fluffier post about London's Pride event, especially if I can find any images of the bi float, but once again they have managed to fuck up badly. In 2015, after having been dragged kicking and screaming into rightly refusing the racist UKIP a place in the parade, the organisers let them be part… Read more »

We are stardust, we are golden

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The very lovely people at the very lovely Biscuit magazine have a new badge: Here you go! https://t.co/7BLBHViqW4 #goldstarbisexual pic.twitter.com/5oCCYjMHmn — πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ thisisbiscuit (@Biscuitmag) August 2, 2017 (For those of us with adblockers that stop you seeing images in embedded tweets, it says 'Gold Star Bisexual', around a golden five pointed star.) Part of me – most of me –… Read more »

A matter of PRIDE!

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Yesterday, the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign posted something about IDAHoBiT. It's a direct consequence of the 'Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners'* (LGSM) campaign from the 1980s miners strike that the one-sided 'Battle of Orgreave' was part of. The film 'PRIDE!' might have told you about the LGSM, but you might not have heard about Orgreave. The short version… Read more »

Your friends denying they know you…

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… doesn't make you Jesus.* Welcome to all my new followers. Standing strong for all those who no longer have a voice #standstrong https://t.co/sJglHwP0OE pic.twitter.com/qb5xHbpa6M — Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 10, 2017 Katie Hopkins: 'I see myself as the Jesus of the outspoken'. Having said that, the idea of her dying for my sins is quite attractive… * Not that… Read more »

And the winner is..

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Almost incredibly, Pink News has decided that David Cameron deserved 'Ally of the year' award because of same sex marriage. Fuck off. In his own words, the failed Prime Minister* had just a "small role" in that. It's true that the Conservative party conference is not the least homophobic place to say that marriage should 'be available for all', but… Read more »

The water we swim in

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The Liveable Lives research project have published a new report: Acting on Equalities: Are Local Authorities in England Meeting the Duties of the Equality Act 2010 and Addressing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity? TL;DR: In most cases, no. Much more in the report itself.

Not asking the right questions

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There's an annual survey of social attitudes, excitingly named the British Social Attitudes survey. There's also a separate Scottish one and, partly because it was in the news today, it's that one that I've looked at first.* The Guardian headline is Scotland survey shows greater acceptance of same-sex relationships. This is based on the report saying: Between 2010 and 2015,… Read more »

Love is complicated, bi erasure is simple 2

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Partly because it hadn't actually been published when the Love is complicated article referred to it, I've only just seen the article by Susie Orbach. Oh dear. Two eternal stories – sexual love and illness – are captivating. The modern twist of cancer and the switching of sexual orientation (Gilbert’s announcement also said that she has ended her marriage to… Read more »