Chicken and vodka: everything a gay man wants

nandospride1The good folks at Nando’s are happy for gay people to buy their chicken. This is great news because their chicken is super tasty and plenty of gay people like to eat it. I love the wild herb sauce and, obviously, the hot peri-peri. Nando’s are so happy for gay people to buy their chicken that they’re bombing this year’s Pride events up and down the country with free rainbow flags (plus Nando’s logo) and discount cards.

“Whatever rocks your socks,” the card says, “have a free ½ chicken on us.” It’s #NandosPride. You might not think that there’s anything connecting an identity around sexuality, gender and relationships with a bit of spicy breast and leg…and you might be right—but we’ll get to that.

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Why I didn’t send my sister an anniversary card

wedding cake by caffesargenti via Flickr
wedding cake by caffesargenti via Flickr

Two years ago my sister and her partner of 10 years met two of their friends on the steps of the registry office on a Friday in February. The four of them had come to take part in a secret ceremony. They walked into the office, where a registrar performed the rite. The two friends – in fact they were work colleagues – were the witnesses. And my sister and her partner were the subjects. After the brief ceremony they were now civil partners, and the four of them went out for lunch to celebrate. My sister and sister-in-law picked up the bill to say thanks to their friends for taking part in their special day.

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