We are one week away from our Festival, and it’s been a busy week for news events!
- “MPs have voted 366 – 161 overwhelmingly in favour of passing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill) – in its third reading in the House of Commons – giving it a majority of 205.”
- A Lesbian teenager aged 18 was arrested and expelled for having a relationship with another student aged 15. The mother of the arrested girl stated that the other parents “…They were out to destroy my daughter. [They] feel like my daughter ‘made’ their daughter gay.” The story has gone viral with celebrities like writer Anne Rice and actress Evan Rachel Wood speaking out in support of Kaitlyn Hunt.
- A Lesbian South African Methodist Reverend has sued the Methodist church after she was dismissed, claiming it happened due to her getting married.
- Life Partners is an upcoming movie which is currently being filmed at the Long Beach Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles. The movie is based on a girl named Paige who vows not to get married until her best friend Sasha, a lesbian, can legally do the same. But Paige’s plans change when she is swept off her feet by the man of her dreams.
- This past week also marked the birthday of assassinated American gay activist Harvey Milk. Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in California in 1977. People around the world celebrated Milk’s birthday with concerts, parties and by simply sharing quotes from Milk on twitter.