Forbidden Love – #BreakingTheSilence for #IDAHOTB

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.

Screenshot from our ‘Forbidden Love’ interview

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.

Report on our civil partnership,
Church Times, 11th May 2012

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.

Watch our two-minute interview here:

This is a segment from a larger feature by Street Lamp Productions, a group of students from Liverpool John Moores University. Many thanks to James Duffett and the Street Lamp Productions team for asking us to be involved and for doing such a good job.

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