Gay Marriage

Same Sex Marriage & Rights
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

While vast improvements have been made in many parts of the world as to the acceptability of same-sex marriages and relationships, many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people still find themselves stigmatised socially. To cover up the truth of their lives many enter into mixed-orientation marriages, where one person is homosexual or bisexual while the other is not. Such marriages are often complex masquerades, existing purely to avoid external prejudice or subdue internal conflict.

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The Big Picture is a static feature located within Hartlepool College of Further Education in one of its public areas. It is closely tied to the College’s RESPECT campaign, which promotes equality, fairness and understanding for all individuals across a range of social, moral and historic topics. RESPECT is a valuable resource that links to a range of teaching, learning and tutorial activities and involves and applies to everyone who works or studies in the College.