Our new Equalities Minister releases a statement for the International Day Against Homophobia. And it’s not ‘Burn all gays then burn their houses and their Donna Summer records and their complete range of Clarins For Men tanning products’

OK, not too shabby

OK, don’t ever let it be said that we’re not big enough to give a bitch a break. Even a big bitch like Theresa May.

For in her very first duty as Minister of Equality – well, apart from lining up a lot of very nasty kitten-heeled shoes in her new office – she has released a statement on behalf of her government (well, the bits that don’t want gays banned from the country’s B&Bs – though it must be said we are self-banning from those dirty, evil-smelling shitholes with their rubber sausages – and not in a good way!), which goes something exactly like this.

‘This government is committed to creating a society that is fair for everyone and supports equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people,’ sayeth Terry. ‘This means supporting civil partnerships, tackling homophobic bullying wherever it occurs, changing the law regarding historic convictions for consensual gay sex and using our international influence to put pressure on countries where LGB&T people are persecuted’ Three cheers, three lions and three of the best. But there’s more…

‘These commitments show our determination to tear down the barriers that continue to hold people back.’ But we quite like being held back. No, sorry, that’s ‘down’. We quite like being held down.

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7 comments to “Our new Equalities Minister releases a statement for the International Day Against Homophobia. And it’s not ‘Burn all gays then burn their houses and their Donna Summer records and their complete range of Clarins For Men tanning products’”

  1. I think this is a fantastic reassurance that the Tories are taking these issues seriously and as was suspected, TM was towing the party line during her votes on equality issues previously.

    Also, big love to me-me-me for giving this full attention so we can give her credit for her actions as Minister.

    Hurrah for freedom!

    Also, maybe she could have a word with those vile people in Malawi!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/18/malawi-gay-couple-jailed

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  2. Gosh, this is incredible. Am I really reading that right? Now if they could just equalise marriage equality, enforce service non-discrimination and get the queen to just one publically support an LGBT/HIV-AIDS organisation, we’d be rocking.

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  3. As someone commented on another site yesterday:

    “”This government is committed to creating a society that is fair for everyone and supports equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.This means supporting civil partnerships…”

    Yeah, right – and equality for black Americans meant separate drinking fountains. Separate isn’t equal. I strongly object to the CIVIL institution of marriage not being available to me because of my sexuality. That’s not equality.

    Personally, I lwill ook at her past record and judge her on those actions, not these words – until/if she turns them into actions. I couldn’t give a fuck about what shoes she wears, if she is a known bigot she can piss off.

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  4. Why do people always feel the need to comment on female politicians shoes and dress sense anyway? Why not just stick to commenting on their politics like people do with male politicians?

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  5. I think the shoe commenting is rather tongue in cheek, Net…!

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  6. If her votes didn’t count then comments on her shoes wouldn’t matter. Unfortunately her voting record renders her a piss poor choice for her new role, so we don’t have the luxury of wasting time considering her footwear if we want to protect our rights.

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  7. To be fair, Net, she does always make a big old hoo haa about her shoes. It’s her way of saying, you see you can be powerful and kittenish at the same time. Makes you sick to your stomach, it does.

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