About Greg Hogben

British author of 'My Daughter's Army.' Advocate for Women’s Rights and LGBT Equality.

Edinburgh Castle lit up in rainbow colours to mark 20 years since the UK lifted the ban on gay troops.

Edinburgh Castle has been lit with the colours of the rainbow to mark 20 years since the landmark ruling allowing military personnel to serve as openly lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Elsewhere in the UK, the Ministry of Defence has lit military landmark buildings with Pride colours to celebrate the anniversary of overturning the ban. The Ministry of Defence Building   The Wellington Barracks - London   Victory Building at HM Naval Base Portsmouth Speaking at a parliamentary reception to mark the 20th anniversary of the ban being lifted, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer apologized for the [...]

By |2020-01-16T13:57:17+00:00January 15th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

We broke our promise to Harry

You’ll read a lot about Harry and Meghan scaling down their public duties in the next few days. News reporters will stand in front of Buckingham Palace and dramatically emphasize words like ‘unprecedented’ and ‘crisis,’ as though the whole Royal institution is on the brink of collapse. But one view keeps being bandied about as if it's a fact; Meghan is to blame. So allow me, an average, middle-aged Englishman, to offer my humble opinion on the situation. I was one of the hundreds of thousands of people who lined the streets of London to pay their respects to Princess [...]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:10+00:00January 14th, 2020|News/Politics|122 Comments

Anti-Trump Republican group releases scathing new ad: “The MAGA Church”

The Lincoln Project, a super PAC founded by a number of conservatives including George Conway and Steve Schmidt, have released their first advertisement, taking aim at hypocritical Evangelicals who continue to support Trump. The video includes clips of Trump acting anything but Christian between a montage of religious leaders stumping for the President on stages and news networks. Watch: The Lincoln Project describe their mission on their official website: We do not undertake this task lightly nor from ideological preference. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain. However, the priority for all patriotic Americans must be a shared fidelity [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:21:03+00:00January 10th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Man recreates girlfriend’s favorite Disney movie to propose.

Boston filmmaker Lee Loechler has just raised the bar in marriage proposals.   Watch:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=129&v=I1TZWzf3Fqk&feature=emb_logo From Indiewire: The ambitious proposal involved Loechler mounting a screening of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Coolidge Screening Room in Brookline, Mass. The video was shared by the Art House Convergence on Thursday, which in an email said, “On December 30, a young man rented the Coolidge Screening Room for a surprise proposal to his girlfriend. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is her favorite film, so he hired someone to animate a fake ending where they become the main characters and his onscreen character tosses a ring for [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:36:16+00:00January 10th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Knitters around the world come together to make pouches for Australia’s orphaned wildlife.

People around the world are coming together in an attempt to help those affected the Australian wildfires. Many have donated money, others time, and valuable resources. The fires have had a devastating impact on Australian wildlife, with reports that an estimated one billion animals have died. Huge numbers of kangaroos, koalas, wombats and wallabies have perished in the fire and smoke,  creating countless orphans to fend for themselves. So knitters around the world are coming together to make pouches, blankets, and mittens for those left behind.   The Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild based in Brisbane have put out a [...]

By |2020-01-09T13:09:10+00:00January 9th, 2020|Heartwarming, News/Politics|0 Comments

Republican Strategist Rick Wilson’s epic list of ‘Trump loyalty’ rules.

Republican strategist Rick Wilson took to Twitter last night to issue an epic list of new rules for Republicans to follow in order to prove their love and devotion to Trump.       Wilson's list comes days after political strategist Steve Schmidt also took aim at Lindsey Graham, describing him as a parasite on a shark in a Rolling Stone feature. “People try to analyze Lindsey through the prism of the manifest inconsistencies that exist between things that he used to believe and what he’s doing now,” Schmidt says. “The way to understand him is to look at what’s [...]

By |2020-01-09T11:19:03+00:00January 9th, 2020|Dad Blog|0 Comments

Watch: Republican senator Mike Lee calls White House Iran briefing ‘insulting and demeaning’

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was furious on Wednesday after a Senate briefing on Trump's decision to order an airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani. Lee told waiting reporters that "The briefing lasted only for 75 minutes, where upon our briefers left," before adding it was "probably the worst briefing, at least on a military issue, I've seen in nine years I've been here." Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIHBt0G9OJM   Before he went into the briefing room, Lee said he wasn't sure if he was going to back a Senate Democrat-backed war powers resolution led by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), but the meeting [...]

By |2020-01-09T10:20:38+00:00January 9th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

1 dead and 3 injured in Downtown Ottawa shooting.

Police in Ottawa say "many injuries" have been reported after a shooting in the central part of the city. https://twitter.com/OttawaPolice/status/1214892583798874114     Update - Three people have been taken to hospital, one with serious wounds. CBS told this is not an active shooting situation. https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts/status/1214901116829392896   Update  - Police confirm 1 person has died. In all, 3 injured people were taken to hospital. They believe this is a targeted shooting. The suspect is not in custody at this point but police are not considering this an active shooting.      

By |2020-01-08T14:02:30+00:00January 8th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Iran launches missile attack at US forces in Iraq

Iran has carried out a ballistic missile attack on air bases housing US forces in Iraq. In apparent retaliation for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani, more than a dozen missiles launched from Iran struck two air bases in Irbil and Al Asad, west of Baghdad. Watch: http://   Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  took to Twitter to address the attack. https://twitter.com/JZarif/status/1214736614217469953 Minutes later, President Trump tweeted his response. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1214739853025394693 While some question whether this act will lead to war, others suggest that the situation allows both sides to 'save face'. The Guardian reports: If Trump’s assessment of [...]

By |2020-01-08T10:20:30+00:00January 8th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Watch: The moment a volunteer firefighter rescues a baby joey from Australian wildfires.

Travel filmmaker Sam McGlone shared footage on Instagram of him and his family acting as volunteer firefighters in a forest close to his hometown of Braidwood, New South Wales. In the video, McGlone happens across a lone baby kangaroo on the burning forest floor. He then wraps the Joey in a blanket, before feeding it water from a bottle lid. Watch: https://www.instagram.com/p/B61OU9_hKI1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   The filmmaker has created a fundraising page on GoFundMe, where people can donate money towards the Native Animal Rescue Group in Braidwood. It has been reported that nearly half a billion animals have perished in the wildfires that have [...]

By |2020-01-07T12:19:59+00:00January 7th, 2020|Dad Blog|0 Comments