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A statement from the Combined NI LGBT Communities…

As many readers will know, many of the Unionist politicians in Northern Ireland have real problems with allowing the LGBT communities in the Province to exist peacefully and to express their culture. Following on from the statement issued by the combined Unionist parties this morning, my friend Stephen Glenn has published a statement from combined…

A question of conscience… and printing

The question was raised by a Unionist MP in the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions. The answer of British Prime Minister, David Cameron was that tolerance towards people of a different sexuality is an important part of being British. Now, remember, this question was raised by a Unionist MP, someone who fundamentally believes…

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HIV support in Gibraltar?

This afternoon I am meeting with Felix Alvarez OBE and others from the Equality Rights Group group to talk about provision of support services for people living with HIV in Gibraltar. I have missed the regular support from Positive Life back in Belfast, and hope that we can find a way of making something work for…

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Positively Chris Living positively with HIV. I’m sharing my experiences to provide some insight into the reality of a life with HIV. My aim is to be open, honest, and informative, in the hope of reducing HIV related stigma, and to get people talking about a subject that many feel unable to discuss openly. Thanks…

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And then there were five!

It’s been three great years since Andrew and I got married. Where does the time go to? Those of our friends who visited us in East Belfast will know that we have had a lot of ‘children’ of the Build-a-Bear variety. Having moved to the Rock we found ourselves in accommodation that did not prevent…

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Two weeks here, and already seeing a GP.

It is the beginning of our third week in Gibraltar. It does not seem possible that the time has passed so quickly. We left on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and now we are at the beginning of Holy Week, with Easter Day next Sunday. Where has the time gone? Well, this week we have…

Meeting local LibDems in Gibraltar

I was on my way to attempt to register as a civilian living in Gibraltar when I bumped into one of the local MEPs – Sir Graham Watson. Pleased as punch I was to be able I say proudly I am a Liberal Democrat. Now how do I register to vote for you?

A week here and loving the sun

It is now a week since Andrew and I flew out of Northern Ireland to take up residence in Gibraltar. We actually moved into our flat on Thursday, having stayed in an hôtel in neighbouring La Línea de la Concepción since last Sunday. The sun is definitely doing us both good. All over the last two…