Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31

Looking forward to 2014

At the moment, there are a lot of blogs being posted looking back at the tsunami of changes that have taken place for the LGBT community this year. While some massive steps have been taken towards real equality, there are still plenty more to take. So, I thought I’d look forward to 2014 and find […]

December 29

The gay-friendly islands?

I live in Jersey in the Channel Islands and was shocked just before Christmas by a local headline from our sister isle of Guernsey about a children’s entertainer whose dog was maimed in a homophobic hate crime. It took five days for the incident to reach the national pink press and it was reported thus. […]

December 18

DAY 7 of the 12-Day Holiday Hootenanny, 2013!

Originally posted on Women and Words:
WELCOME, friends! So clearly, you made it past the halfway point and you’re continuing on, are you? Well, here we go AGAIN, my friends. Day 7 of the nutso-ness is with us, along with even MORE freaking books to give away so we can share the holiday luuuuuv. This…

December 15

Out and about the LGBT web

Human Rights Day (9 December) marks the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The progress of LGBT rights since then has been momentous, but there is still progress to be made in Africa and the Middle East in particular. In the UK, […]

December 08

Out and about the LGBT web

In this week’s news, Julia Gasper, a former UKIP parliamentary candidate has written a paper questioning whether gay people sent to death camps during the Holocaust were only sent there because they were also Jewish. (For those reading this blog and not in the UK, UKIP is a right of right political party.) Holocaust denial […]

December 02

A H.A.C.K. for monitoring the media

I was interested to read this week that the Bechdel test for movies is now being added as a rating in some Swedish cinemas. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Wikipedia explains the test here. As you will know if you read this blog, I like to pick up on positive stories from […]

December 01

Mystery voice 10

Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 8 December 2013: @LiberationBooks I want to […]