A brave faith

One gay Christian seeking authenticity

Michael Causer

The thin blue line – #LGBTHM review pt 2

Last time I wrote I set myself the challenge of a series of posts detailing my participation in, and reflection on, LGBT History Month in February. Since then I have been involved in more events and have been recovering from what our local paper called the ‘Liverpool lurgy’ so this has taken longer than planned. Hope it’s worth the wait.

What is a ‘shared conversation’?

WHAT IS a conversation if it’s not shared? Talking to myself? Enjoying the sound of my own voice? Only hearing views I agree with? This odd phrase was chosen by the Church of England to describe its facilitated listening process to seek some reconciliation, or at least ‘good disagreement’ over diverse views on sexuality and same-sex […]

Are you proud of your heterosexuality?

DID YOU KNOW that July is becoming known as ‘Heterosexual Awareness Month’? Now that the month has passed, are you more aware of your own, or other people’s, heterosexuality? I’m guessing the answer is no – and I’m guessing that most of you probably don’t feel the need for a particular time to be proud […]

Stephen Fry visit to Liverpool LGBT youth group February 2013 – Part 1

A YEAR AGO TODAY, Stephen Fry came to Liverpool to meet members of the Liverpool LGBT youth group GYRO (gay youth ‘r’ out) to find out about their experiences of being young and LGBT in 21st Century Britain. It was planned as part of his documentary on homophobia called Stephen Fry: Out There which was […]

Stephen Fry: Out There – Meeting the gay TV presenter tackling global homophobia

Secret Liverpool Mission Revealed LAST WEEK the BBC screened Stephen Fry: Out There, a ground-breaking two part documentary about homophobia around the world. As the title suggests, it was presented by the multi-talented Stephen Fry, who describes himself on Twitter as ‘British Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger.’ During the making […]

The Power Of Love: An LGBT History Of Liverpool

Gaydio, the UK’s only radio station for the LGBT community, aired a documentary this week about the LGBT history of Liverpool. It’s a powerful and moving oral history told by members of Liverpool’s LGBT communities past and present.

Waiting For The Lovers – Why We Can’t Rewrite This Love Song Yet

THIS HAUNTING AND POIGNANT SONG is dedicated to those who don’t feel free to love for fear of judgement, or even physical assault, by others who assume their love is wrong: Lyrics They met across the dance floor just like many other lovers Each of them were caught within a trance And with the nervousness […]