Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ben & Jerry launches Ice Cream for Equal Marriage

Ben & Jerry's Apple-y Ever After

This sounds like my kind of campaigning tool. One which lets me show solidarity and throw dietary angst to the winds. Ben & Jerry have renamed their Apple Pie flavour Apple-y Ever After, and invite everybody to "tie the knot for marriage equality"

Over on Twitter, Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) urges all gay people to discard low-carb diets and gorge on Ben & Jerry’s in thanks for their support on gay marriage.

How one faith school is tackling homophobic bullying

Paddy Storrie, deputy head of St George’s school in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, was sickened when he read in that children in faith schools were more likely to be subject to homophobic bullying.

“I just thought: if there’s a member of the school community that might be having an utterly miserable time, it was our Christian duty to do something about it”, he said.

Today the school will receive a national award for the way it tackles homophobic bullying.

Read more about this story in the Independent.

Dean of St Paul’s embraces gay marriage

The new dean of St Paul’s Cathedral has come out in support of gay marriage.

In an interview with the Times. the Very Rev Dr David Ison, who was appointed this week, said “We need to take seriously people’s desire for partnership and make sure that the virtues that you see in married relationships are available to people who are gay”.

Dr Ison replaces Dr Giles Fraser, who resigned over the cathedral’s stance on the Occupy London protests. He was previously the dean of Bradford Cathedral, where he conducted ceremonies to affirm and pray for gay couples’ civil partnerships, and says he would be happy to do the same at St Pauls.