Celebrity Support

Equal Marriage. These celebrities support it, so should you. To leave your personal message of support click here.

Celebrity Support

boy george

Boy George
Singer

"For once I agree with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he says 'just whack it through'. I think the subject of marriage equality for gay men & women has been dragged on for far too long. Everyone should have the right to marry and to enjoy the same rights regardless of their sexuality. It's a very romantic idea and fits very well into religious concepts of monogamy and one partner for life. I cannot understand the fuss! "

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson
Musician & Artist

"Granting equality to a suppressed minority is the sign of a civilised nation."

Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey
Playwright, including Gimme Gimme Gimme and Coronation Street

"What a shame that even in 2012 we are still fighting for equality. And what a shame that some people find our demands for equality so abhorrent. If the straight person next to me can marry the person they love, why can't I?"

Gavin Stenhouse

Gavin Stenhouse
Actor & CBeebies Presenter

"The UK not recognising LGBT marriages, to me, suggests that we as a people view such marriages as 'inferior', 'below board' or 'unofficial' which is deplorable and makes me sad. Thank you LGF for fighting for this basic human right. For equality. Enough procrastinating, UK - make it official already"

Pam AnnPam Ann
Comedian

"For f**ks sake it's 2013 I can't believe we are still talking about same sex marriage and equality.

"For the people trying to prevent same sex marriage and equality are the same people tuning into TV shows like 'The Bachelor' where two people can marry for the price of fame then split up 1hour later. What an injustice and slap in the face to the LGBT community who have some of the most loving wonderful same sex relationships some for over 20 - 50 years WHY don't they have the same rights as everyone else.

"Come on what is the big f**king deal who we love, f**k and want to be with? COME ON this conversation is so dated and these haters will look so ignorant and vile in a couple of years.

"Love PAM ANN X"

Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto
Singer

Separate but equal is unconstitutional

alistair appleton

Alistair Appleton
British TV Presenter

"Britain is leading the world in progressive and enlightened legislation when it comes to LGBT equality. Our stance on gays in the military, against discrimination on the basis on sexuality and on civil partnerships has been exemplary. Without fuss and without bigotry, we have made it clear that gays and lesbians are a happy part of our diverse country. The right to marry and have full parity with our straight cousins is the next logical step. Let's make it happen. Let's legislate to make love last longer"

claire harvey

Claire Harvey
Paralympian

“Marriage is about the recognition of two people's love and commitment to each other. That, in my opinion, shouldn’t matter what gender those people are. In a world of war, poverty, crime and what sometimes feels like all round craziness, love and security should be a haven that is protected not shunned. Given all the issues that we have at the moment both within the UK and internationally, is same sex marriage really such a threat to our society?  As a gay woman I am good enough to represent my country at sport, hold down a good job, contribute to society through taxation, role modelling and trusted to bring up children. I am able to share my life in every aspect legally with a woman in the same way that I could a man, and yet I am not allowed to marry her in the same way. That just doesn’t feel right or fair”

John_Whaite

John Whaite
Great British Bake Off 2012 Winner

"For me, equality is so very important and it makes me incredibly pleased to see that LGF is campaigning for a change in the law. I feel same sex marriage is a basic and fundamental human right, and to prevent it is nothing but infringement of that."

Ruby Haskell

Alicya Eyo
Actress, currently "Ruby" in Emmerdale

"I am a great believer in equality and equal rights. Being a gay woman, I want to show my support for the campaign and for those in particular whose religious beliefs may hinder them in getting married to their partners. The sanctity of marriage should not be biased, it means the same thing whoever enters into it.

"Same sex marriage is important to myself and the LGB community. We need to take more steps to normalising same sex relationships and recognise these partnerships. Bringing in Civil Partnerships was a good start, but it needs to be taken further in order for same sex couples to be completely accepted into society, and to have religious couples themselves feeling like they are accepted into the church and their faith. It will go a long way to installing confidence in both the religious and non religious, gay and straight."

Dan Gillespie Sells

Dan Gillespie Sells
Lead singer of The Feeling

"It seems to me that when there is one set of rules for straight people and another for the rest of us, something is very wrong. As it stands at the moment there is a ban on any Church (should it want to or not) conducting same sex marriages. It is a BAN. Something which actively discriminates from the very top. No matter how you feel about marriage in general, this double standard sets a tone which filters down through every tier of our society. Let's sort it out!

"I'm delighted to give my support to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and all the good work they are doing."

Charlie Condou

Charlie Condou
Actor, Coronation Street

"I'm in favour of same-sex marriage because I believe in equality for everyone. I believe it is a civil right, not a privilege. If Gays are equal to Straights, then we should be allowed to marry, as Straight people are."

Angie Brown Equal Marriage

Angie Brown
Singer

Angie was keen to support our campaign and pose for this photo at our World AIDS Day fundraising event in December 2012. Thanks Angie!

Michael Barrymore

Michael Barrymore
Comedian

"I was married to a girl, we fell in love & we got married, everyone including myself, was happy.

It didn't work out, everyone including myself, was sad.

I met a guy, we were in love, but not everyone was happy.

I am exactly the same guy in both situations.

What's the difference?

Answers please on a post card."