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Su Pollard: ‘Equal marriage can only be a good thing for sexual health’

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 28 May 2013, 2:32pm

    Totally agree with Sue and thank her for her positive comments. Of course, marriage doesn’t guarantee monogamy if you look at the high rates of hetero divorce, but nonetheless, it’s a step towards greater stability for gay singles and couples.

  2. her name is spelt ‘Su’

  3. “Hide-De-Hi”? “Sue Pollard”?

    Are your subs on strike or just hung over?

    1. The subs got lost along with our PN subscription payments! :)

      1. Mister Fister 28 May 2013, 4:27pm

        PN subscription payments?

  4. Glad that she is being so vocal in her support but has Christopher Biggins spoken out against equal marriage?

    If so, I would like to see the conversation between the two of these.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 28 May 2013, 3:38pm

      I have a big problem with gays who are content with CPs but who also say that we shouldn’t need marriage. I hope he’s not one of them. If I had it in my power, CPs wouldn’t be necessary for either orientation. Since that’s not the case, I’ll support them as an alternative for both as long as gays have access to marriage.

  5. Mister Fister 28 May 2013, 4:24pm

    Picture it – Nottingham, early 1980’s in the ‘recreational area’ or back passage at the legendary club Part Two. I was enjoying the ‘company’ of many others when suddenly a woman’s voice is heard in the darkness. ‘Urgh fish’ is uttered by one unenlightened person. Then a shriek is heard and the instantly recognisable voice of Nottingham girl Su Pollard is recieved with laughter. Yes, some bright spark had decided to introduce her to the delights of The F*ck Room.

    1. Mister Fister 28 May 2013, 4:31pm

      I before E except after C.

      1. Midnighter 28 May 2013, 4:37pm

        … as rules go, that one has more than a few exceptions. I’ll let others think of more that their leisure :-P

        1. Mister Fister 28 May 2013, 5:20pm

          You are a rascal, pertinent and correct, but nonetheless a rascal. Fifteen minutes with you? I wouldn’t say ‘no’.
          Kiss Kiss.

  6. About 35 in every 100,000 homosexual men develop anal cancer, compared to less than one in every 100,000 heterosexual men.Homosexuals cut 20 years from there lives because of their behaviour.
    Sue should stick to ‘acting’ .

    1. You should see the good in what she is trying to say Ray. Monogamy encourages people to stay together and not sleep around. The chances of you catching an STD are much higher with multiple partners. Also people in emotionally stable relationships tend to be happier. Many single gay men are in denial about this. The endless search for sex is no more than a search for love. Of course this changes throughout life but its a human instinct to want a companion and a happy home life rather than just a bed fellow for a night.

  7. Totally totally agree that because monogamy is not expected of us there is an unsaid rule in the gay community that we are supposed to sleep around and have a different partner every weekend, whether we like it or not, and that is a horrible expectation to live up to as it means the spread of diseases and people taking drugs to be supersexed men which is wholly unsustainable and unrealistic. I definitely agree that marriage equality will bring a new realm of commitment into possibility and curb rates of HIV. I also want to make it really abundantly clear that Hep C is a rising epidemic and is silently creeping up on people unaware. If we dont help gay people to normalise monogamy we are looking at a nuclear fallout that is going to cost the NHS and society a lot of money in treatment and counselling. Right now ours is turning into a community of drug-driven sex addicts looking for the next fix. We are greater than that and deserve not to be exploited by the pink pound.

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