Apparently the five points on that star equate to the five original goals of the organisation. Personally, I see less of a star and more of a cave painting of a man. Each to their own.

Putting the T Back in Stonewall

Today was a long day, starting at 3.30 am (when I rolled out of bed after 3 hours sleep thanks to a long night at work. Oh, the perils of self-employment) and ending at about 10.30pm (when I finally got home). The reason it was a long day is because I had to travel down to London to attend the first meeting between Stonewall and Read More →

A quick photo with Edwina Currie after the parade at Manchester Pride.

Manchester Pride 2014

This is the second year that I have attended Manchester Pride, with last year having been fun but with some issues. This year the atmosphere was very different – it was an atmosphere of “we have almost got LGB equality now, let’s party!”. The effects of the Conservative-led campaign for equal marriage are certainly being felt, and it was great to be a part of Read More →

Private Eye's 'Guess Who's Trans' "joke"

Why Private Eye’s ‘Guess Who’s Trans’ “Joke” Is Wrong

I’m a long-time reader of Private Eye. I’ve always loved the way it stands by its hard, prying investigative journalism and its refusal to back down in the face of overwhelming force & lawyers. Back in the 90s, when I was a teenager, I remember it was practically on its own in its reporting of the rampant corruption in Durham Council (at times it seemed Read More →