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UK: Stonewall unveils awards shortlist

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  1. What are Stonewall currently doing to ensure that marriage equality legislation will appear before parliament by Christmas?

    1. Well I had an email from them asking me for money to support their equal marriage campaign at the beginning of this month so I sincerely hope their using that money to get a bill produced and for that money I’d really like to see more that a few london buses running around with a small reference to SSM on ther blurp ……

      1. Why are they being so secretive about what they are doing again?

        Did they learn nothing from the Ben Summerskill / Lib Dem conference debacle?

        Stonewall desperately needs to become more transparent in their agenda; as there remains a strong stench of self interest and lack of accountability about the group.

  2. london lgbt its 28 Sep 2012, 12:44pm

    No stonewall award for the trustees of crusaid after their email “pain n suffering to alot of people get anothrt job” to their hiv staff lol oh the rich gay tory boys luv awards :-O

    1. Spanner1960 28 Sep 2012, 2:40pm

      I assume the Caped Crusaider got banned and is still mouthing off.
      This is getting seriously tiresome.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 28 Sep 2012, 12:52pm

    Frank Ocean? Exactly what has he done just by coming out?

    1. To be fair, when you consider his industry – i.e. hip hop, seems fair to consider his as a bigger step than other famous people coming out

      1. Spanner1960 28 Sep 2012, 2:41pm

        Yeah. I mean what if you were John Travolta or Tom Cruise for instance?

  4. I have to wonder at times at the commitment level of the Stonewall organisation. I don’t begrude them being there but all to often its attitude to current LGBT issues is either late,lacking or both! They have become an Outrage-Lite (very Lite) group who seem to revel in the dinner and awards side of luvving up to celebs and political figures but lack the affirmative action and verbal responces the LGBT community often requires when under attack. We command no dedicated minister or political figurehead which is why most LGBT legislation takes so frustratingly long to implement. Stonewall should be there to take up that void. Alas it does not always seem to be up to the job!

    1. Spanner1960 28 Sep 2012, 5:15pm

      “become”?
      They always were a bunch of self-serving sycophants that loved sucking up to the limelight, but were never prepared to get their hands dirty with the real day-to-day problems of gay life.

      As many know, I am no way a supporter of Peter Tatchell, but I have to hand it to the man that at least he gets stuck in at the sharp end and really tries to make a difference. Stonewall just hang around the periphery, like some bloke looking out of a window at a fight going on in the street.

  5. I came ‘out’ in 1957, but am sure I won’t get a reward for doing so !

    1. Spanner1960 28 Sep 2012, 5:17pm

      Well you got a thumbs up from me.
      Better than nothing I guess. :)

  6. lady spanner 28 Sep 2012, 8:32pm

    Is mr spanner going to inform the.lgbt community what happened to the £75,000aids funders rescue packagr for ukc from 2007 ?? Go.on u know u want to :-O

    1. Spanner1960 28 Sep 2012, 9:34pm

      What “community”?
      You’re on your own, sunshine.

  7. GingerlyColors 29 Sep 2012, 6:53am

    Stonewall’s shortlists should be as follows:
    Gay Person Of The Year:
    John Barrowman – actor, TV presenter, singer and all-round entertainer.
    Dr. David Starkey – outspoken historian who certainly blows the traditional stereotypes of gay people out of the water.
    Gay Allies:
    Lady Gaga and Madonna.
    Homophobes:
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran.
    Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
    Pope Benedict XVI.
    Ugandan MP David Bahiti who is tabling the ‘Hang Gays’ private members bill.

    1. Spanner1960 29 Sep 2012, 8:18am

      What’s John Barrowman done of note recently? Or Starkey for that matter.
      I can think of quite a few lesbians, but not a single gay man that has done anything particularly outstanding for some time.

  8. lady spanner 29 Sep 2012, 8:32am

    Well thts legal advisor has recently destroyed crusaids huge compromise agreement from 2004 as a police panel member who abandonef the panel indicated it containef false data but they have been allowed to keep the money lol – thats quite a achievement mr spanner sir a landmark event

  9. mrs spanner 29 Sep 2012, 9:01am

    Having the met police “excercise their discretion ” in not arresting a police panel member is quite a achievment while they return aids charity ukcs client data base – how cool is that

  10. mrs spanner 29 Sep 2012, 9:08am

    Offering yr resignation to the chieg inspectot of the metpolice after a aids charity sent you thr mrdical data of a police panel member yr sitting opposite and not having the hpnourable offer accepted is quite a achievment – well done

  11. act up london - now 29 Sep 2012, 9:20pm

    Well done chairman of aids charity ukc writing to met police requesting support for panel member who due to the actions of charity sector abandoned police panel

  12. act up london - now 29 Sep 2012, 9:40pm

    For writing to their hiv redundant staff asking for “feedback’ on the running of crusaid in 2005 lol come on down crusaid trustees aids charity ukc refused to allow people with hiv a voice lol:-O

  13. act up london - now 1 Oct 2012, 9:40am

    a award for the pplice panel member who had crusaid staff copying them in on their termination of contract emails to crusaid in 2004 and helpef them regain their benefits after they fled the chariyy after gay men were forced to have their aids diagnosis in their staff appraisals ! ! ! All hushed up by gay media ukc refused the disabled a voice as they squandered £150.000 of thr money on 2005 hero awards and covered it up lol :-O

  14. act up london - now 1 Oct 2012, 9:44am

    A awards for positive nation staff claiming in the last charity funded edition of the rag mag it was full of “secrets and lies” which made reading it more interesting lol :-O

  15. act up london - now 1 Oct 2012, 10:25am

    A award for the london aidd sector for refusing to answer what happened to the £75,000-00 ukc aids charity rescue package from 2007 another £50,000 wasted the aidscharity workers dont want people living with aids.in uk to find out about ! ! ! ! :-[

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