Thursday, 26 February 2015

Trendy bisexual

Thanks to Swansea Uni's LGBT staff network for letting me know...  it seems I'm currently trending on Google as the thing people wanting "LGBT Q&A" must be looking for.

A facebook friend says that it also applies to "LGBT Manchester".

Scary! :D

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Profile for LGBT History Month - MM

A few weeks ago I was featured by the Co-Op in their intranet bulletin for LGBT History Month, which was fab :)

I'm also one of the people local online news hub Mancunian Matters picked to profile as a local LGBT 'name'. I think the interview went pretty well and gets a pleasing blend of bi and tg/gq things... have a read:

Blogging platforms

Sad to see is clamping down on 'sexually explicit' content.

While this journal doesn't really go there it does make me start thinking about where to migrate to.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Stonewall U-Turns On Trans

A mere 20 years behind the key sections of the bi movement, counterparts in the lesbian & gay strands of LGBT are catching up on trans and gender diversity inclusion. Stonewall today announced it will henceforward be campaigning for trans rights and equality, rather than against them or championing the work of opponents of trans liberation as in the past.

Good. As with their latter-day conversion to supporting bisexual liberation (albeit so far principally within the M25), for all that you may start humming Emma Bunton's What Took You So Long when you hear about the change, it's a change for the better. Welcome aboard, Stonewall.

It seems LGF are next in the queue.  Looking forward to seeing how they both do...

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Armchair Valentino?

For all that it's sometimes been a stressful or sad date in the year for me, I like Valentine's Day.

I especially like making cards like this one in the days beforehand to send to the awesome super special people in my life.

Happy Valentine's Day, them as are celebrating it.

For all the unrequited valentines...

...let's have a song for all the unrequited valentines messages I've sent and received down the years. What might have been?

In other places I've blogged photos of one of my valentines card designs for 2015. I thought this might be a good little bit of balance...

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Me and Alan

Delighted, honoured & a bit surreal to be one of the Co-op LGBT bulletin's two featured LGBT 'names' this week for History Month... me and Alan Turing!

Sadly can't link to it as it's on an intranet, but thank you to the Co-op person who forwarded me a copy :)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Homosexuals, lesbians and gays

Fun for pedants in Hansard this week as Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak Ste McCabe remarks:
In the era of same-sex marriage—which it is difficult for some people to acknowledge—we are not talking about a single model of marriage. We could be talking about cohabiting, heterosexual, homosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It varies in the world we now live in.

I'm not sure which lesbians and gay men aren't homosexuals. Perhaps he's going over the turf a few times to try and make sure.