I was very proud to be one of the speakers on stage at the original prelaunch event at Tate Modern in November 2004, and I have supported the aims of the month ever since. I was hugely flattered to be asked to become a Patron in 2010 and, through my work with the NHS over the last few years, I’ve been able to help to arrange for two major LGBT developments to be launched during February. A few years ago I interviewed Sue about her work for my equality Podcast “Just Plain Sense” http://podcast.plain-sense.co.uk/2008/04/26/half-an-hour-with-sue-sanders/
The gay rights cause has been one of evoloution, not revoloution. Winning over the government was one challenge but winning over society was another mountain we had to climb. In the 1950′s there was a lot of hostility towards LGBT people and when we were begining to win that battle AIDS reared it’s ugly head. Then along came Section 28. There are times when I felt that we should have proceeded cautiously and avoided political correctness in order to avoid a homophobic social backlash. The lowering of the age of consent to 16, via the Parliament Act, allowing gays to serve in the military, the repeal of Section 28 and the introduction of Civil Partnerships all ended up becoming non-issues, apart from a few dissenting voices there was no backlash and I feel that the introduction of full gay marriages will again be accepted by society. LGBT History Month, bring it on and let people learn of our struggle to become a part of this diverse society we live in.
More work needs to be done. I was involved in LGBT History month in the Bristol area and the authorities censored everything, by the time they were finished we no longer had a history.
I am so pleased to see that this campaign gets more support every year and I wish it was around when I was at school. I do know that a school which my nephew attends embraces LGBT History Month as well as Black History month and I think that both should be compulsory on all schools. Long may your good work continue.
Bring on Sharia, that is all I can say. Whilst organisms like Stonewall and Schools Out go about their business of spreading emotional, mental, physical and social disorder, leading to anarchy and nihilism, signs of which we saw on our streets last summer, Islam waits for our nation to collapse. Then it will make its move – courtesy of gay marxists.
Thank-you ‘david’ for pointing out the bleedin’ obvious. It’s about time the rest of the world was made aware of the insidious and evil plan us sexual deviants have to overthrow the world order.
We will insist that everyone wears pink. School lessons will give fashion tips on what one should wear when rioting and looting as well why one should not loot from ‘common’ shops like JD Sports and Currys. Yes, last years riots were only a taste of the ‘anarchy and nihilism’ to which you breeders are going to be subjected. And as for Islam, well everybody knows that their teachings are a cover for a worldwide network of handbag carrying homos. ‘david’, you’d better start running NOW! We are coming for you and your children. Tomorrow belongs to us.
@Rachel (or whatever your name is)
Whilst I am not a fan of your comments, generally …
I do like this comment … *tongue firmly in cheek*
You missed the ridding the work of Primark, requirement for sequins on uniforms, requiring our servicemen to wear leather uniforms etc etc …
What a complete crock of sh!t, ‘David Skinner’….
The only ‘mental anguish’ is people like you trying to divide and conquer (although quite what you think it is you’re going to ‘conquer’ by being both Homophobic and Islamophobic is beyond me…)
Good luck with the life eh? Now fcvk off and leave the rest of us in peace….
If it really is peace you are after, my leaving you alone, will change nothing. Eventually inner conflict, anxiety and depression will pursue you. It is called internalised homophobia and nothing you can do will make it go away. Ever. However Jesus Christ said, ” Come unto me all you who are heavy burdened and I will give you rest,” or words to that effect. It is only when you get to the end of your self that, maybe – maybe- you will be given the will and strength to cry out to Jesus Christ for His Mercy and forgiveness. It is never too late, except when it is too late.
So go and study your Bible …
Learn about love, not bullying – they arent the same thing …