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Wedding Insurance with Emerald Life

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  Firstly, many congratulations on the impending wedding! When you begin planning for the big day, it might seem quite a way off. You may wonder if you need wedding insurance or, indeed, what wedding insurance is. You can get wedding insurance to cover pre-expenditure for the event, and cover for damage (say, to wedding […]

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A most wonderful wedding…

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Mike and Neil had a very clear picture of what they wanted for their big day and Auberge du Lac on the Brocket Hall Estate in Hertfordshire delivered the perfect location for their wedding ceremony and reception in July this year. ‘We knew we wanted an intimate wedding for a party of our closest friends […]

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Luxurious weddings in Stoke Park

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For weddings, Stoke Park is a stunning backdrop to your perfect day. Within 300 acres of beautiful parkland, landscaped gardens and lakes stands an imposing white Palladian mansion. Over 200 years old, the grand building is truly one of the most romantic settings for a marriage ceremony, civil partnership or wedding reception in the country. […]

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Real Weddings: Jenny and Dani

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Jenny: We got engaged in August 2016. When we first started to plan the wedding, we were looking at the end of 2017, and wanted to have a big party with all of our family and friends present. Unfortunately, in January 2017 Dani’s mum was taken seriously ill and it made us reassess our priorities […]

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Civil Partnerships and same-sex Weddings: an ironic route to equality

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Toby Hamley   In the UK, civil partnerships were brought into law in 2004 to provide a means by which same-sex couples could access the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexual people: property rights, parental responsibility, tenancy rights, next-of-kin status, life insurance recognition etc. Also like its counterpart, civil partnerships were instituted with broadly the same […]

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Real Wedding: Ben and Richard

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Ben and Richard first met at a work conference, but didn’t enjoy their first date until years later, when Ben was working in pantomime, with Basil Brush. “Who knew that Basil Brush could be the very beginnings of a relationship?” Ben laughs. After Richard’s romantic proposal after a hectic trip to Disneyland Paris, the happy […]

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“Human Rights Trump Democracy”: Peter Tatchell

The first challenge to the ban on same-sex marriage in the UK (Westminster Register Office, 19 March 1992) © Peter Tatchell

The renowned human rights campaigner makes a welcome return to the pages of Fyne Times, to talk Harry, Meghan, and same-sex marriage with Sam Bennett. In 2004 you told Fyne Times you rarely relax – has that changed all these years on? Not really. I get between 1,000-2,000 messages most days – it’s a real […]

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Appeal denies CPs to heterosexual couples

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An appeal has ruled that civil partnerships will not be extended to heterosexual couples. The ruling was after an appeal of a previous court case which sought to extend the right of civil partnerships beyond same-sex couples. However, the court once again rules there was no need to extend the reach of civil partnerships. He […]

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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

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Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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“Embracing the freaks”

The current UK tour of Rocky Horror comes to New Theatre Oxford 13th-31st December.

Sam Bennett sits down with Charlie Condou at the Randolph Hotel, the venue for the Rocky Horror Show Oxford launch, to discuss same sex families, Coronation Street, and feeling different… “There wasn’t anything for same sex families events wise,” Charlie Condou says of life before he set up Out with the Family, an initiative described […]

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Improving the Much-loved Marlborough

For the past ten years, the Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton has put on “work which is at the […]

Speaking Out: Gareth Thomas

The openly gay ex-rugby player  talks homophobia, bullying, and his upcoming Beauty and the Beast panto gig. Since retiring from […]

Adoption: “Life Does Change but Nothing is Missed”

Coram Adoption tell us about Paul and Mark, who adopted their son Stephen in 2013, as we mark National Adoption […]

Men’s Health and Movember: “An Everlasting Difference”

  The Movember Foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Millions have joined the movement, raising over […]

HIV Diagnoses Fell by 17% Across the UK Last Year

As Fyne Times readers may know I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010, when I was 24 years old. […]

Be a Better Trans Ally

If you aren’t trans yourself, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to a trans […]

“Fully Happy”

Gabriel Barnes talks political conflict, being transgender, and the Albert Kennedy Trust Gabriel Barnes fled South Africa aged 16, and […]

A Homotopian Rent Party

Sam Bennett During the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, poor African Americans – paid low wages yet asked for disproportionately high rent […]

“If I Sound Angry…”

Linda Bellos OBE talks racism, Thatcher and trans with Sam Bennett “My growing-up years were spent as a socialist and […]

“It’s not Black and White”

No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which […]