Today of all days it would be too easy to write another article condemning another set back for the global struggle for equality.
Instead I wanted to write about a good news story. This good news story comes from my home country, the UK.
From 29 March 2014 same sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. This represents one of the final few steps in the marathon to fight for equal rights in the UK.
This makes me proud to have been born in the UK and to call this part of ‘my culture’.
And, just as I too often talk about LGBTI rights in the negative I am aware the same can too often be true when I write about politicians.
It is because of this that I wanted to share with you this video from the organisation Stonewall thanking MPs and MSPs for speaking out in favour of equal marriage.
It is inspiring to look back at where we have come from in such a short space of time. Please do share this video with friends and family.