As someone who does not buy into the ‘normal’ binaries of gender, sexuality and so on, I must say I find the news that gay marriage has now been legalised in the US awesome. Paul, our PA today, came in ecstatic about it. As he put it, amid all the bad stuff we hear about on the news, we finally get this glimmer of light; one fragment of progress which restores ones faith in humanity. Mind you, as monumental as this step is, there’s still a long way to go before LGBT people achieve true equality; and indeed it had to get past fervent opposition from right-wing conservatives. We better not be too jubilant, then, but I think we can allow ourselves to smile awhile over this.