More than 12 years after the bitter Section 28 controversy over how homosexuality should be treated in Scotl ... Continue reading
Gay rights activists warn of reintroduction of Section 28 style discrimination in Scotland s schools
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Since then the law has been changed making it illegal for charities to discriminate against gay couples, a move which effectively forced the closure of all Roman Catholic adoption agencies in England... In the same article Rev Welby, as he then was, discussed the admission by Michael Portillo, the former Tory Cabinet minister, to having homosexual experiences as a student. While emphasising that this did not matter for Mr Portillo s political career, he went on to speak of sexuality as a powerful force leading people astray adding: The standards of expected sexual morality are clear.
Throughout the Bible it is clear that the right place for sex is only within a committed, heterosexual marriage. Interestingly, all recent research also shows that the children of such a relationship are likely (not always but often) to be happier and more stable. More controversially he also spoke about a belief that people can change their sexuality.
He criticised the media for talking as though his sexuality is exactly the same now as then ... The Daily Telegraph. Hmm...
Despite the scary strapline the comments were made in a single article written more than a dozen years ago in a parish newsletter (so how can they be "unpublished"?) They're taken from a new biography the Telegraph will be serialising.
I really don't want to defend this man, he's clearly no friend to The Gays; an "evangelical traditionalist" who was silent over the recent great gay marriage debate (he supports civil partnerships) and homophobia in the African church, but this article perhaps is more about seemingly adding "moral support" to the Telegraph's own anti-gay views. Continue reading
Happily, James will now put the record straight. He's not really a "hellraiser", despite those those pictures that appeared online and in the press of him and some chums at a party in various states of undress. One of the images appeared to show him using a hairdryer on his pubic hair.
Another saw him sitting naked, by a fireplace, holding a bottle of lager. In a third photograph, he bared a waxed chest and well-toned upper body, with one hand covering his modesty. He was also pictured in drag - FB.
Perhaps the most memorable shot showed Middleton and three male companions, with their trousers and underpants round their ankles, standing with their backs to camera on a leafy rural road. A nearby road sign proclaimed: Back Lane. Lawyers hired by the Middleton family successfully instructed newspapers never to re-publish the images, which had leaked via a Facebook account with inadequate security settings.
But, inevitably, they have endured in cyberspace. And old reputations die hard... "Out-of-character", say friends. "He s actually the reverse of a party animal" says one, "quiet and a little bit shy. One of his hobbies is beekeeping, which speaks volumes." Doesn't it, just?
But if James has sometimes played hard, he works bloody hard, too, "he claims to work 14-hour days" at his two cake businesses. And no, he's been bankrolled by the multi-millionaire Middletons. It is mere convenience that means he operated from their business compound, his cakes are sold through their Party pieces website, and it seems they've secured his business debts - handy, as it's currently trading at a (small) loss.
Oh, and he also lives rent-free at a million pound pad they bought in Chelsea. And no, James hasn't been considering a role in Made In Chelsea. "'Just a typical, speculated rumour of the sort his family has sadly become so used to ." Poor show, evil newspapers! But what about the "scurrilous rumours" we've heard about young master James being a big old gay?
A failure to live up to the It-boy stereotype by falling out of nightclubs with blondes on each arm has seen James endure widespread speculation about his sexuality. After he gave the reading at sister Kate s 2011 Royal Wedding, web forums buzzed with chatter. James has never publicly discussed his private life, on the grounds that it would open a Pandora s Box.
But one of his closest friends who was authorised by Middleton to speak to me described the suggestion that he is gay as ridiculous . Believe me, she said, anyone who has known James for any length of time would know that s nonsense. He s just a heterosexual 25-year-old who is in no rush to couple up and seems happy with the single life.' Another friend said: If you ve ever heard James talk privately about girls, you d know he s not gay.
But he s not that bothered by the rumours, either. He s quite meterosexual so, in a way, he takes it as a compliment. Jolly glad to hear it.
Can our near blue-blooded bachelor boy stay single for long? Continue reading
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Why are they so damn cute? Everything you ever wanted to know about gay Marine couple Russ and Matt who post adorable videos on Russ's YouTube channel RussMarine2014 is addressed in their latest video, "Boyfriend Tag." Responding to fan requests for the couple to take questions from the public, Russ and Matt finally tackle viewer questions about being gay in the military, how their parents feel about their relationship, and how many licks it takes to get the center of a Tootsie pop. Yep, it goes there.
It all might just be too cute to handle especially if you're single and old. What did we learn about the couple? They're in their very early 20s, they go to the clubs every weekend, and they love meeting new people...
so we give it two more months. NO , kidding , sorry, that was our bitterness talking we adore them and wish them all the love in the world! Watch the cuteness below.
Oh, and if you still have one more burning question about the pair...
it might be answered in the clip below: Continue reading
1. St.Patrick was born in Wales, not Ireland and brought to Ireland as a young slave.
2. The first St.
Patrick s Day parade took place in 1737 in Boston.
New York City started the first organized parade 25 years later.
They original aim was to look for ... Continue reading
When I was younger in Ireland I can't think of any instances where I felt "less than." When I moved to America in middle school, I definitely felt it then.
I was made fun for man ... Continue reading
Forced Game of Musical Chairs I'm not the Queen of England, I wasn't even the Queen of the invisible monsters in my childhood closet.
But when I need to get from one end of a crowded restaurant, venue, banquet, club, dance floor, or just any space jammed with people - I feel like I'm the Queen of ... Continue reading