May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia #IDAHOTB – On this day in 1990 the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a ‘mental disorder’. This year’s theme is #BreakingTheSilence.
Last week I found a copy of a short film portraying different sayings about love (love is timeless, love hurts, love is blind) made by a group of students from Liverpool John Moores University.
My husband Warren and I were asked to speak about ‘Forbidden Love’ – the church’s teaching on same-sex relationships.
This interview was recorded at St Dunstan’s Liverpool 10 years ago, just after we got engaged.
Two years later we celebrated the first civil partnership in a place of worship in the UK – at Ullet Road Unitarian Church.
We converted our civil partnership to marriage in November 2015, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Bride’s Liverpool.