Oct 122017
 

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.

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/.

Sep 202011
 

The ban on openly gay and lesbian US troops ends today (20th September 2011), after nearly two decades. The law, known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military if they kept their sexual orientation a secret.

I know this does not really have anything much, to do with me. Since I am not American or for that matter in the military. But I was reading a news article on the Pink News website. About a young airman that came out to his father via the telephone and broadcast a webcam recording of the event on YouTube.

You may not want to read the comments about the vlog on YouTube, since all the anti-gay people are posting lots of crap.

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