Sounds like a case for Stonewall. They love to spend their time focussing on issues like personalised number plates (they were active last year in banning numberplates in Britain which said ‘Queer’ and ‘Dyke’)
Why should Stonewall waste their time on trivialities like legal equality for LGBT people when there are numberplates to be sorted out?
I’m with you on the stonewall thing Simon :)
Still no statement from Stonewall and Ben Summerskill on how the equality bill now stands thanks to Harriet Harmon and the house of Lords. But then again Sonewall’s only aim now seems to be to facilitate Ben Summerskill’s wish for a peerage by being any governments LGB uncle tom.
I understand Ben Summerskill has booked the surgery to have his tongue removed from Harriet Harmon’s backside and reattached to the new minister. :D
Summerskill really is a chocolate teapot of the highest order.
Has to be said though, he’s the right man for the job, considering Stonewall are the most useless, ineffective, attention-seeking bunch of completely incompetent bloody poofs I ever had the misfortune of dealing with.
If you research the Summerskill family history they have been ass licking monarchs and politicians for hundreds of years :-p
Somebody have a word with Keith Kimmel! That hat belongs on a teapot not his head :D
Pur-lease, if he wants everyone to know he’s gay then just have me sit in the passenger seat…
The most stupid thing any gay can say is to declare that “I am proud to be gay”. It is the same as to declare for any man that he is a pederast. That’s clear example of semi-idiocy.
If I would be an antigay person and also the state official, I would allow the guy to have his license plate “IM GAY”, because eventually his car would be bruned or he will be killed by “concerned citizens” of “wonderful christian” state of Oklahoma or any other state of “christian” America. Let the idiot to have what he deserved. He would never listen any advice even from most sincere friend to abandon his idiotic pursuit in the most homophobic state of Anerica, anyway. Therefore, why to resist his idiotic wish? Let him die!
Mbosaramba: Are you on drugs, or do you just taunting people? You are quite obviously not gay yourself, or you wouldn’t come out with such utter SH!TE as that. Gay people have as much right to demonstrate who they are and what they represent as anyone else, and to compare a gay man to a paedophile is downright f_cking offensive.
I guess, as you are a black man, you best not go to Texas as the Ku Klux Klan will nail you to a burning cross, because they do that over there all the time.
Never been a big fan of personalised numberplates myself, though if he really wants to do it that’s his choice.
Personally I just don’t fancy the thought of every passing homophobe thug with a grudge scratching keys through my paintwork and kicking in the windows and wingmirrors. I get quite enough of that already without advertising my sexuality on the numberplate.
Lets face it Stonewall are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I personally would rather have Stonewall supporting me than the embarrassment of P. Tatchell and Outrage.
“I understand Ben Summerskill has booked the surgery to have his tongue removed from Harriet Harmon’s backside and reattached to the new minister” – abi1975
Thanks for that. Classic…..
No 10: Squidgy: Lets face it Stonewall are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. ”
If Stonewall were to remember that their function is to represent the LGBT populatio; and not to simply nod their unquestioning approval to whatever scraps the government of the day throws them, then they may actually get the support of the LGBT population.
That fact that Stonewall is opposed to legal equality for gay relationships makes them utterly contemptible.
If so many LGBT people feel so disillusioned and disenfranchised by what Stonewall are doing, (or more to the point, NOT doing) – Why doesn’t someone organise an alternative? I assume Stonewall are a charity like all the others, and if people were to change allegiance, their funding will collapse, and they will wither and die.
Then maybe we will get what the majority of LGBT people want, and act they can act as the official voice of all of us, instead of this bunch of sycophants, or alternatively, Tatchell and his bunch of leftie activists waving placards at every event in the country, and embarrassing the rest of us.
My only proviso is that it should be politically inert and show no leaning (or disapproval) towards any political standpoint or party.
But Rob – people are under the impression that Stonewall is bigger than it actually is.
Stonewall has positioned itself as THE voice of the LGBT population. They are nothing of the sort.
They have 30,000 active supporters (out of an electorate of 1,500,000 LGBT people). They enjoy the support of about 1% of the LGBT population.
The reality is that a group like Outrage probably has a similar level of support to Stonewall.
But because Stonewall will NEVER oppose the government, they are the ‘go-to’ LGBT groups. Stonewall is seen by the government as a means of rubberstamping whatever legislation or policies they are pushing.
The fact that Stonewall is opposed to legal equality for LGBT relationships says it all about them.
As an organisation they are not fit for purpose when it comes to representing the LGBT population. But they don’t care. They have the ear of the government at the moment. Too bad for them that they are now so seriously out of tune with the population they pretend to represent (the LGBT population) that they are destined for the scrapheap. Too many people are dissatisfied with them.
Seriously though, have you ever heard of anything so laughable – an LGBT advocacy group which is OPPOSED to LGBT equality.
Simon: The problem is they have effectively voted themselves in as “The voice of British Gay People”, because there is no alternative apart from Skeletor or the HIV/AIDS charities.
Isn’t it about time someone did? I’m sure it wouldn’t take more than a slight nudge, a few gay celebs, and someone of the likes of Ivan Massow to get the ball rolling, and Mr Summerskill can go get his P45.
Number plates are just that – NUMBERS, no letters!!!!!
“Registration Plate” then, you nitpicking f_ckwit.
Where i can get cleen needle? never mind plate idiot