Marriage Equality

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

Andrew Spearman | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Spearman

People underestimate both their children's intelligence and ability to identify love in its various forms but also their acceptance of various family models. If it is so easy for a child to accept then I wonder again if these countries are protecting the adults, rather the children.

Three Years On From Its Introduction, Why Hasn't Equal Marriage Produced Equality?

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

We need to continue to strive for full equality, not just within the guidelines of the law, but in everyday life. We shouldn't stop until the whole wedding experience is built to celebrate diversity, so that everyone has a truly wonderful and memorable day.

Why I'll Sacrifice My Place In The UK For Hope, Progress And Equality For All In Northern Ireland

Jamie Baird | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Baird

The ballot boxes are empty, the votes have been counted and our voices have been heard. Young voters have weakened the DUP's version of unionism to create one of a different kind. For a union of love, communities and social progress. And that's the future we need in Northern Ireland.

Civil Partnership, Civil Wedding, Marriage: Many Words But One And The Same Meaning?

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

I think people will always want what they can't have - it is part of the human condition. What we could and should have done a few years ago is avoid all this with the simple expedient of the following law:

Orlando: Love HAS to Win

Ryan James Lock | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Ryan James Lock

The world changed this weekend, not just for the gay community but for humanity as a whole. 50 people were murdered for simply being who they are.

The Wife's Choice

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I was young, my Ma used to tell us that she had enough love for EVERYONE. There was no need to fight for it, there was no need to 'keep accounts' and there was no need to feel the lack. She had enough for all.

I Am Married. I Am in Love. I Also Happen to Have a Learning Disability - This Shouldn't Matter

Darren Clark | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Clark

As soon as I set eyes on Helen, I knew she was the one for me. I have a learning disability and never thought I could have a relationship with someone even though this was something I had always dreamed about. I was determined to make this happen.

Are We Sleepwalking Back Into the Political Closet?

Andrew Legon | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

For those who've never been involved in the struggles that led us to where we are today, it's never too late. It might not always be obvious, but to repeat what Stonewall keeps saying - because ultimately they are right - there's still work to do.

Long Overdue: Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

If you're reading this then let me just reassure you that I am not about to rehash the countless valid, tested and proven arguments for marriage equal...

Everyone Should Be Free to Choose Between Marriage or Civil Partnership

Lauren Evans | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Lauren Evans

Critics argue that straight civil partnerships would undermine the value of marriage in our society. But I find this difficult to believe. Marriage is clearly the more popular choice, for both straight and gay couples. The majority of gay couples marrying in this country since it became legal converted from civil partnerships. But the key word here is choice - everyone, be they gay, straight or bisexual, should have the same freedom to choose.

Somewhere Over the Facebook - Three Cheers for the United States

Alan Grant | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

I would rather have a well-meaning nation with liberal principles that sometimes go awry than those nations with no well-meaning intentions in the first place. One thing is for sure, freedom is good for LGBT people and being under the cultural influence of the US is better than the alternatives for all of our freedoms.

Marriage Equality in the USA Is Not the End of the Road

Stephen Donnan | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

Yes Friday is a good day to be gay and a good day for the American people but we cannot forget that we have a long way to go. Let's take this victory and carry on with a renewed vigour to make the rest of the world better too.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament!

Frances Scott | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?

Same Sex Marriage in Ireland

James Butler | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK
James Butler

In Northern Ireland, same sex couples cannot get married. Unable to have their love for one another. This contrasts with the rest of the United Kingdom that have laws allowing Same Sex Marriage.

My Confirmation

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

There is a candle there which continually burns in remembrance of them. I like to think my candle is symbolic of the everlasting flame of Christianity which burns inside me illuminating my soul. I am now ready to move onto the next chapter in my life.

The New Hibernia

Grainne Gillis | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK
Grainne Gillis

I awoke today crying. Tears of hope, tears of pride. I have 3 brothers. As a shorthand I call them the gay, the Muslim and the Republican (as in Amer...

From Disgust to Love with the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum

Dr Clara Fischer | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Clara Fischer

Irish citizens now have a chance, though, to move beyond a politics of disgust and shame toward a politics of love. I hope we will overwhelmingly do so by voting Yes on Friday.

Don't Be Fooled - The Conservatives Are Not the LGBT-Friendly Party They Would Have Us Believe

George Gillett | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It's clear that David Cameron is not the progressive Prime Minister of LGBT equality that his supporters make him out to be. He's a shrewd politician whose noncommittal approach on gay marriage allowed him to ride a wave of popular support for LGBT equality, rather than leading it.

What Gay Marriage Advocates Aren't Telling You

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The message is always the same: our quest for marriage doesn't have anything to do with your marriages, and it won't change a thing for you. They're wrong.

Gig Review: Brandi Carlile at the Union Chapel, February 2015

Aurora Percannella | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aurora Percannella

The social depth of her performance can't go unnoticed as she makes multiple references to marriage equality and the need to tackle hate crimes against the LGBT community. A happily married lesbian mother herself, Carlile makes good use of her stage voice to raise awareness for these issues, creating an intimate climate of acceptance for her LGBT fans.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Gay Marriage and Equal Rights: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Kat Hind | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

Every day heterosexual couples get married for reasons other than this societal concept of love. They marry because she's having a baby, or his parents are nice and rich, or simply because it's the done thing! ... If you truly believe in equal rights, same-sex couples should be allowed to be married and miserable too.

Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...