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Gay charity Stonewall celebrates 21st birthday

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  1. Celebrating your 21st seems a bit odd. 25th seems a bit more umpth behind it.
    Unless Stonewall is celebrating that their organization is old enough to drink in the USA now?

  2. I hope they het a chance to have a party and celebrate, in that self congratulatory way we’ve come to expect from Stonewall.

  3. Happy birthday

  4. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2010, 10:32am

    Congratulations Stonewall – keep up the excellent work.

  5. Hodge Podge 20 May 2010, 11:52am

    Julie Bindel? Not wanting marriage equality? Whatever.

  6. Happy 21st Stonewall.

    Now isn’t it time you disbanded.

    The fact that Stonewall is officially opposed to LGBT equality is evidence that as a LGB Rights group it is not fit for purpose.

    Stonewall are opposed to the right of same sex couples to be allowed to enter into the legal contract of civil marriage based only on the fact that they are gay.

    In the past Stonewall was a useful and effective organisation.

    These days Stonewall is an embarrassing joke of an organisation which represents less than 1% of the LGB (but not T) population.

    Time to go Stonewall. You were a product of the 20th Century and your opposition to LGBT equality means that you are damaging the quest for equality.

  7. That adds up to at least 10 birthdays too many.

    Their goals are very 20th Century. They never raised the bar from the crumbs that we fought, and were happy to get, in the 1900’s.

    It’s time for them to disband and be replaced with a 21st Century civil rights organization.

    HRC is America’s gay mega organization scourge but not even HRC is as bad as Stonewall, actively advocating for second class status for GLBT people.

  8. Pumpkin Pie 20 May 2010, 6:42pm

    Personally, I think it’s useful to have them around. We’d be in trouble if they were our only gay rights group. But, given that we also have hard-hitters like OutRage, it’s a good idea to have a more compliant group working in tandem with the gutsier types, slowly coaxing governments from within.

    Tackling situations from multiple angles at the same time works wonders. Personally, I’m glad they’re around.

  9. It would be something to celebrate if Stonewall could stand up and support marriage equality! We will not be equal as long as gay people’s marriages have no legal recognition. There are married gay couples who want legal recognition for their marriages as marriages and who are not prepared to accept the second rate civil partnership in order to give their marriages legal standing. These married couples have no rights or protections in the UK.

  10. You sound very heteronormative Dromio

  11. “it’s a good idea to have a more compliant group working in tandem with the gutsier types, slowly coaxing governments from within.”

    That is quite simply untrue.

    Stonewall could of course support equality in principle but leave it to the likes of Outrage to campaign for it.

    Stonewall are actively opposed to equality however.

    If you are opposed to legal equality for LGBT people then you are a homophobe.

    Stonewall are a homophobic organisation.

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