Tag: Liverpool

Not on our bus, Or, We don’t need no segregation

WHEN I FIRST went to an LGBT social group in Bath in my late 20s, I met an older generation of gay men who would speak in code to each other to avoid ‘outing’ themselves to others who might overhear them. For example, when discussing another man and wondering if he were gay, they would say …

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UPDATE: The ultimate question – Have I found the answer?

I BEGAN this blog a year ago after attending a seminar called ‘The Book You Were Born To Write’ by Nick Williams. Completing my 42nd year felt like an apt moment to do so, since 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything! It’s been an interesting and eventful …

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‘I am what I am’ – A reflection on identity

The following text is a reflection I presented today during Morning Prayer at the church I attend with my partner. The church chooses a monthly theme for its services – this month’s theme was Musicals! When my partner and I were asked to lead a service on the theme of musicals, at first I thought: …

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‘He was killed because he loved another boy’ – Why I support LGBT youth

MARCH 1st was the third anniversary of the first meeting of the Michael Causer Foundation. Michael Causer, from Whiston, Merseyside, died on 2nd August 2008 aged just 18 after being brutally assaulted and left for dead eight days earlier. The parents of the murdered gay teenager have set up a Foundation in his name to provide housing and …

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Are we there yet? – The road to marriage equality

  THE HOUSE of Commons vote in favour of same-sex marriage on Tuesday 5th February was a landmark for equality, but it’s not the end of the journey – As Liverpool prepares to host the UK’s first National Gay Wedding Show next month, this is my personal response to the marriage equality debate, written for the March …

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Keeping faith in Pride

TONIGHT I was invited to share my story at the local meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, which describes itself as: a UK-based international charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the Church and faith based organisations, as well as working to create and praying for an inclusive church. The timing seemed …

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A letter to our MP, #LoveEqualMarriage

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched a new campaign to encourage people to fight for equality and support same-sex marriage. They are calling for people to contact their MPs to offer a message of support for same-sex marriage and encourage them to vote in favour of the proposed legislation. Here is our letter: Mrs …

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Photo A Day – December 9: Out and about #FMSphotoaday

TODAY I STAYED at home in the warmth, working on the annual report of the Michael Causer Foundation, of which I am a trustee. To prevent me going stir-crazy from being home all day, I decided to walk to the evening service at a nearby Anglican Church. On the way, I passed the derelict Welsh …

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Photo A Day – December 5: Looking up #FMSphotoaday

THIS IS THE VIEW looking up the hill outside the building where I work. The charity, the Young Person’s Advisory Service in Liverpool city centre, has been supporting children, young people and families on Merseyside for 46 years, in premises that have supported child welfare for over a century. It is a quaint, charming and eccentric …

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Photo A Day – November 29: Big #FMSphotoaday

IN A SUNSET SKY, above the chimney pots, a dark speck moves towards the trees. Is it a bird? No. Is it a plane? Yes. A huge jet carrying hundreds of people and huge amounts of luggage appears as big as a leaf on the trees below… For the background to the Photo A Day …

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