HIV and Poverty – What is being done in Northern Ireland?

This morning I received an email about HIV and Poverty from the Terrence Higgins Trust asking me to contact my local council's cabinet member to find out what is being done by the council to support people living with HIV who are in financial difficulties. However, since in Northern Ireland health, social care, and benefits … Continue reading HIV and Poverty – What is being done in Northern Ireland?

Welfare reform: how will it affect me?

All of us who are living with HIV are concerned at how the reform of the welfare system which has been initiated by HM Government at Westminster is going to affect our lives. For those of us in Northern Ireland there is a bit of a delay as the Northern Ireland Assembly has yet to … Continue reading Welfare reform: how will it affect me?

Support gay marriage or the gays will marry your girlfriends

Extending marriage rights to gay couples as well as straight couples seems a long way off for those of us living in Northern Ireland. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 has been passed in Westminster for England and Wales, the Scottish Parliament is looking at it, but the politicians up in Stormont are still … Continue reading Support gay marriage or the gays will marry your girlfriends

Back to work I go… an interesting day ahead!

By anyone’s standards, the past week and the weekend now drawing to a close has been a very busy one. Together with Andrew and as part of Faith and Pride I have been responsible for nine events within Belfast Pride Festival. Tomorrow I am heading back to work for the first time since Christmas as … Continue reading Back to work I go… an interesting day ahead!