Saturday, May 11, 2019

New Logo for Second Pride

Second Pride has a new logo!

The much-needed update of the Second Pride logo has been created by Wayne Allan and has been donated to the organization.

The Second Pride board of directors wish to express their gratitude to Wayne Allan for his generous gift, it is very much appreciated.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Second Pride Festival 2019 - Call For Entertainers

This year the 15th annual Second Pride Festival will take place between June 14th - 23rd, 2019.

We are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Riots at Stonewall Inn (url), New York, N.Y., U.S.A, claimed to be the start of the Gay Liberation Movement.

Second Pride has now posted a call for entertainers, musicians, theater groups and dance troupes to sign up. To sign up please visit the Second Pride website (url) and fill in the registration form.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Gay History 1978

Tell it Tom Robinson, tell it as it was! Tell us about the days when our "condition" was considered a disease and had an official number with the WHO and harassment and abuse was rampant.

Sing if you're glad to be gay
Lyrics & music by Tom Robinson

The British Police are the best in the world I don't believe one of these stories I've heard 'Bout them raiding our pubs for no reason at all Lining the customers up by the wall Picking out people and knocking them down Resisting arrest as they're kicked on the ground Searching their houses and calling them queer I don't believe that sort of thing happens here Sing if you're glad to be gay Sing if you're happy that way Pictures of naked young women are fun In Titbits and Playboy, page three of The Sun There's no nudes in Gay News our one magazine But they still find excuses to call it obscene Read how disgusting we are in the press The Telegraph, People and Sunday Express Molesters of children, corruptors of youth It's there in the paper, it must be the truth Sing if you're glad to be gay Sing if you're happy that way Don't try to kid us that if you're discreet You're perfectly safe as you walk down the street You don't have to mince or make bitchy remarks To get beaten unconscious and left in the dark I had a friend who was gentle and short He was lonely one evening and went for a walk Queerbashers caught him and kicked in his teeth He was only hospitalised for a week Sing if you're glad to be gay Sing if you're happy that way So sit back and watch as they close all our clubs Arrest us for meeting and raid all our pubs Make sure your boyfriend's at least 21 So only your friends and your brothers get done Lie to your workmates, lie to your folks Put down the queens and tell anti-queer jokes Gay Lib's ridiculous, join their laughter 'The buggers are legal now, what more are they after?' Sing if you're glad to be gay Sing if you're happy that way

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre-Dame de Paris

Yesterday evening we got the devastating news that the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, was aflame. The fire was initially so ferocious and violent that it was feared that the cathedral would burn down completely.
Firefighters inside the cathedral
Photo by Yoan Valat
Today we received the sad news that the spire and the oak roof had collapsed, but also the wonderful news that both towers were safe, the structure of the building undamaged and the rosetta windows still intact. All the treasures and artifacts had been removed safely and the copper statues that were normally a part of the collapsed spire had been removed a week prior. It seems the stone ceiling of the cathedral prevented burning timbers from falling into the cathedral. The heroic efforts of the 400 firefighters had been successful.

Of course, the usual Islamophobic ghouls came out yesterday and declared that this was yet an example of Islamic terrorism in its war against Christianity. The cause of the fire is awaiting an inquest, but it is believed that it can be attributed to ongoing renovation work around the collapsed spire.

Two French billionaires have already announced plans to pledge a total of €300 million towards renovation and repairs.

The Notre-Dame is a unique treasure of immense cultural and historical value for Europe and the World.