Law and Sexuality

A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests

Same Sex Marriage and David Cameron’s Comfort Blanket

Some trivial thoughts can fester.  What on earth does former British PM David Cameron now use his Shepherd’s Hut for given he’s published his memoirs?  Does it have a strange … Continue reading

January 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reynhard Sinaga and a New Drugs War

The conviction of Reynhard Sinaga after being found guilty of raping or sexually assaulting 48 young men in Manchester is an extraordinary story with horrifying facts. He has been jailed for … Continue reading

January 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Return (of sorts)

Yes, I’m back blogging after a lengthy hiatus and a period of struggle before it.  2020 marks a series of turning points for me.  I turn 40 (ushering in the … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

LGBTQ Lives After Brexit and the New Culture War

The Times reports today that an annual poll of America’s most admired men recorded a tie between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, arguing that this reflects the political polarisation of … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · Leave a comment


Derek Walker, of Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire, writes in today’s Daily Telegraph: ‘SIR – Why don’t slugs eat weeds?’ It’s a rather brief letter to the editor, but nonetheless, profound.  It … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment


I’ve been subscribing to The New European for the last year.  The ‘pop up’ newspaper launched in 2016 intended to run for four issues, but has kept going as a … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

To Summon Memories Past

I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am.  Throughout my life – with increasing cognisance as I get older – the universe has a way of taking moments and people from … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment


Rejoice!  I have a garbage bin once more.  Following a recent theft, it’s taken Newcastle City Council an epic two and a half weeks to replace it.  Rejoice! I can … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Remembering the Briggs Initiative

If you’re ever in San Francisco, I strongly recommend you visit them.  As well as a terrific museum, they maintain an extraordinary archive in the City capturing valuable LGBTQ stories … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

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