Hello! Apologies for my lack of blogging towards the end of this week but I have been on holiday. Again? Yup, but this time to Wales.
I’ve just read an article about pride and the changes since the first pride event. It’s safe to say, a lot has changed since then.
I don’t think it’s always true that any representation is good representation but there is definitely a lot more representation now then there was 45 years ago.
However, looking back at pride pictures from the late 70s I don’t think much has changed. Yes, more people now take part in pride and it’s wider publicised, celebrated and accepted but people are still doing the same things and wanting the same things.
People are still taking to the streets with banners and posters and flags, grinning and posing for photos. People are still campaigning for equal rights, though the rights they are fighting for is different.
We’ve come a long way but still have quite a way to go but one thing is for sure, we’ll be proud as we continue on that journey.
What on earth is “Pobol Y Cwm?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a Welsh soap that I first started watching when I holidayed in Wales when I was about 12.
One of the shows prominent characters is Gwyneth who is portrayed to be a lesbian.
She’s had a couple of long term relationships (including one with a man whom she had a child with, and a woman who she married but later separated from) and has been through a lot of tough stuff (she had cancer a few years ago – what is it about lesbians on tv getting cancer?)
I’ve always thought her storylines to be really raw, truthful and moving. Yes, it was a bit of a surprise when she hooked up with Gary but surprises happen and I don’t think it affected her character’s identity as a woman who likes women all that much.
Recently, she kissed a (female) friend who is going through a break up. Whilst it was an interesting twist it was a bit predictable and I wonder how much further it will go. The woman that she kissed said she hadn’t been kissed like that for a long time before leaving the village with her son.
Later, Gwyneth was at the café with her ex and it was hinted that Gwyneth knew more about why the woman left and that her departure may have been more than a bit upsetting for her.
It always baffles me in soaps how people carry on living alongside their exes in a tiny village with little or no consequences – it’s as if it never happened sometimes!
Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next with Gwyneth and this lass but in the mean time I’ll have to just stick to watching Skins (and reviewing Frankie’s character which will be up soon!).
I recently noticed that I’ve picked up a few new followers and, to save you trawling back to the beginning of my blog, I thought I’d do a little re-introduction.
I’m Wagg, I’m 20 (which I still find a bit scary!) and I live in the south of England. I guess you could say that I sound quite posh when I speak (I’ve posted a couple of videos on here, have a look and see if you think I do!).
I’m gay (“Really Wagg I never would have guessed?!” Shush with your sarcasm please!) and you can read all about my not very interesting coming out here: https://waggcomedy.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/my-coming-out/
I currently work in catering (which I am awful at!) but I’ll hopefully be changing jobs over the next year.
I started this blog so I could chart my journey to stand up comedy success but this hasn’t happened and I now use this blog to moan about my life and post photos of sheep.
I’ve had so many lovely comments from people over the last year and I want to thank every single one of you for reading, liking, commenting and following – it means a lot! 🙂
So this week Germany announced that it would be adding a “third gender” option to birth certificates.
It’s stated in the New Science magazine that this gender has been added because of “developmental or genetic problems – making it difficult for doctors and parents to decide if a child is male or female.” Ok, fair.
I am a bit surprised, however, to hear that its main purpose is not for adults who feel that they are neither gender, both genders or other to state so.
Whilst I understand the need for it medically and legally, I kind of wish it had been introduced to help those who feel that the gender binaries do not fit them.
Some people have been very hostile towards the new addition and have said that it ignores intersex and transgender and gender queer people and that it is merely a legal based decision. Whilst I understand this it is a huge step forward and one that I think Germany should be commended on.
No it’s not the best possible outcome but they’re exploring the idea that there are more than two genders and that has to be positive surely?
This week’s song makes me cringe and grin at the same time.
It’s stupidly catchy, annoying and extremely repetitive and I adore it.
It is, of course, Miley Cyrus’ “We can’t stop”.
I’m not even going to try and excuse myself this time. I have a tiny little crush on Miley and an even bigger crush on this song (is that possible? I feel like that’s possible…)