Lewisham man who helped change gay marriage law from his living room

UK will soon celebrate the second anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales. That change is in part down to James-J Walsh – he did it from his living room.

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Aged just 31, Walsh was campaigns director for the Out4Marriage political campaign which fought over years for same-sex marriage.

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Walsh spoke to Eastlondonlines about LGBT equality, making it clear how passionate he is about the subject. On the success of the Out4Marriage campaign, said: “People don’t realise that the whole initiative was run out of my living room.

“We operated with zero budget, communicating by Skype and relying completely on the charity of our network of friends.

“I would get home from work at five thirty in the evening, have dinner and then start working on the Out4Marriage campaign from seven o’clock to around two in the morning; writing press releases, editing promotional videos, writing emails…”

Read more at eastlondonlines.co.uk

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