Sunday, 30 March 2014


And then on Friday, as we all patted ourselves on the back about the first gay marriages taking place in England and Wales - no-one more self-congratulatory than Stonewall, which is kinda hypocritical given that they were originally opposed to it - I decided to drop this video of my poem 'Epifauxlamium'. An epithalamium is a poem celebrating a marriage - this poem is very loosely based on one such poem by Sappho, and points out that equal marriage is not the end of the struggle - indeed, in many ways, equal marriage is something we don't yet even truly have in England and Wales - and, amid all the self-congratulation and pictures of well-off white cis gay dudes exchanging expensive rings on the news, someone needs to point that out.

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