Out of the furnace, into the fire? Article on Uganda & LGBT asylum seekers in the UK

In March 2014, the vindictive, incendiary Ugandan tabloid "Red Pepper" published the details of 200 people it deemed to be "homosexual," in what appeared to be a gleeful celebration of the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. As a commissioning editor for a long-standing UK leftist magazine also named Red Pepper, I wanted to take the opportunity of … Continue reading Out of the furnace, into the fire? Article on Uganda & LGBT asylum seekers in the UK

Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013

My latest article for Red Pepper, "Married Strife" written in response to the UK government passing the "Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013" back in July. It would have been better published immediately after, but that's the beauty/frustration of print magazine journalism. In many ways, this debate is regarded as old news. Critiques of state-endorsed marriage … Continue reading Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013

Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”

Being a lefty British woman in DC, I tired quickly of people offering me their condolences and/or offering me their opinion on Thatcherism after the grand old Dame passed away last week. More exhausting--and frustrating--was the commentary in the British press running along the lines of: "These death parties are grotesque!" In reality, they served … Continue reading Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”