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“The first time I met another gay person I broke out in a cold sweat.”

October 10, 2011

This article was originally written for a private zine about coming out experiences, and has now been published on LiberateYourself.co.uk. You know, I was writing my CV today and as I was looking it over, I realised it was quite, um, gay. “Coordinator, LGBT WikiProject”, “Delegate, NUS LGBT Conference”, “Bi rep, UMSU LGBT”. I spent […]

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Cool Charities to Give to in 2011

July 18, 2011

Every year I try to donate a portion of my income to charity. This year its been a bit lower because I wasn’t getting lots of money from the Student Loans Company. I used to try to find a single charity to donate to, such as the Iranian Queer Railroad, to whom I donated in […]

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Letter to Theresa May re deporting Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde

February 1, 2011

Dear Ms. May, I am writing to you with great concern regarding the pending deportation of Brenda Namigadde this week. Brenda came here in 2003 fleeing persecution as a lesbian. Even setting aside the horrors of a system that has left her in legal limbo for no less than eight years, it seems hard to […]

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Letter regarding my resignation from the Liberal Democrats

October 21, 2010

Sent to the DELGA (the LGBT Liberal Democrat group) mailing list in response to an appalling email from a current member of the Executive following the principled resignation of a colleague. I will make no claim that this is well-written or well-referenced. Dear all, I was waiting it out with regard to the Comprehensive Spending […]

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Cool Charities to Give to in 2010

September 6, 2010

Every year I try to donate a portion of my income to charity. I can’t say it’s tithing as such but it’s somewhere around that. I used to try to find a single charity to donate to, such as the Iranian Queer Railroad, to whom I donated in memory of my friend Jeff, but this […]

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“The personal is political” – some thoughts from Christopher Hitchens

July 19, 2010

I am currently reading the extremely interesting autobiography of Christopher Hitchens at the moment. Besides the vast, vast , VAST amount of name-dropping, the work is enthralling, the narrative compelling, and the prose grandiloquent. But Hitchens’ recollection of the time he spent as a young Marxist revolutionary while at university is the part I find […]

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An Interview on Baha’i and Homosexuality Part 3: Ultimately We Will Find a Place

July 7, 2010

Sean is a gay third generation Baha’i who has been with his partner for ten years. He kindly agreed to give an interview about his experiences to God Made the Rainbow. This is the third part of a three part interview. Read the first part here and the second part here. What do it mean […]

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An Interview on Baha’i and Homosexuality Part 2: “Spiritually Handicapped”

July 6, 2010

Sean is a gay third generation Baha’i who has been with his partner for ten years. He kindly agreed to give an interview about his experiences to God Made the Rainbow. This is the second part of a three part interview. Read the first part here. Do you find meaning in Baha’i now? Has your […]

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An Interview on Baha’i and Homosexuality Part 1: My Parents are a Shining Example

July 5, 2010

Sean is a gay third generation Baha’i who has been with his partner for ten years. He kindly agreed to give an interview about his experiences to God Made the Rainbow. This is the first part of a three part interview. Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in a very progressive […]

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Gay, Lesbian and Baha’i: The Situation

June 14, 2010

A couple of months ago, I left a comment asking for an interview with someone about their experiences of being LGBT and Baha’i at the Gay and Lesbian Baha’i Story Project. The administrator wrote me the following message which she gave me permission to edit for God Made the Rainbow. I was going to edit […]

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