Jul 032017
 

50 Shades of Gay, tonight (Monday 3rd July 2017) on Channel 4 at 10pm should be a great watch

In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?

Jun 252016
 

Loved every second of Pride in London! After what happened in Orlando just a number of weeks back. I had to go, we can’t let hate win!

I was in tears, when we had a minutes silence, during the march. We have come a long way, but still have a long way to go!

Best part, was seeing everyone looking so happy and of course the Red Arrows. I did not know anything about that, till they went over!

I am already looking forward to next year! Think, it will be even bigger and better next year! Since it will 50 years since homosexuality was legalised in the UK!





Many more photos from Pride in London can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/pride-london/2016/.

Oct 062015
 

On Tuesday, 6 October 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student from the University of Wyoming, was brutally beaten and pistol whipped as a result of an anti-gay attack and robbery. Matthew was tied to a fence and left to die, only to be discovered by a bicyclist the next day. On Monday, 12 October, as a result of the injuries from the attack, Matthew passed away.

Matthew Shepard - NEVER FORGET!

Feb 042014
 

A bill which allows same-sex weddings to take place in Scotland has been passed by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

Well done Scotland!!!

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Image from : www.facebook.com/EqualityNetwork/

Feb 032014
 

If you live in the UK. Please all watch this documentary on Channel 4Hunted (YouView app screenshot) called “Hunted” it’s on between 10:00pm and 11:00pm this Wednesday (5th February 2014).

On the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia is officially welcoming gay athletes and spectators. But in a country where it’s thought only 1% of gay people dare to live completely openly, it appears to be a hollow gesture. This Dispatches film – directed by Ben Steele and presented Liz MacKean – has gained unique access to the vigilante gangs that target gay men and women. This extraordinary film depicts a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation. Six months after the Russian parliament unanimously passed a law to protect children from ‘non-traditional’ relationships, this film explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling ‘hunting season’.

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