‘I wanted to make a cultural change’ – So So Gay talks to Christian Webb
It’s been an incredible 12 months for LGBT rights all things considered. Its barely a month since Ireland made history by being the first country to legalize equal marriage by means of a popular vote, in addition to the wave of excitement that swept the world this weekend when the US Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that legalized equal marriage all 50 states of America. That said, even though equal marriage has been enshrined in England, Wales and Scotland for over a year, it doesn’t mean that the battle for the LGBT equality has been won. Indeed, there seems to be a very real danger of some sections of our community being lulled into a false sense of equality by the progress that we have made in recent years. There are still very real problems both facing and within the community, most definitely in the realm of trans issues; activism is just as, if not more, important in 2015. We caught up one with a new breed of young activists making a real difference for LGBT people – Christian Webb, recently jointly awarded Stonewalls Young Campaigner of the Year alongside fellow activist Sirina-Monique Pescod-Sebastian.
Article by Jon B. So So Gay Magazine – 30 JUN 2015