Queering the pitch
In recent years sexuality and the law have been getting into bed together. Gay marriages, diversity data at law firms and banks etc have all led to a new website called – what else? – Gay Lawyers (www.gaylawyers.co.uk).
Gay Lawyers is the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender division of Anglo-Italian Giambrone Law, based in the Strand. It is the portal to the firm’s gay practice area, which advises on civil partnerships and employment rights.
The lawyers also seem to be making celebrities of themselves. As the site says: “Our lawyers appear regularly in the gay press commenting as legal experts. We not only assist the gay community but are proud to be part of it.”
The website’s slogan is: “Straight advice for gay people.” See what they did there?
That dread word ‘redundancy’ has been making a comeback. But all things considered, lawyers have it pretty sweet. Consider the following Craigslist job ad (www.craigslist.org), as spotted by law blog Above The Law (www.abovethelaw.com):
“Help Wanted: Concubine – m4w – 35 (Upper East Side). Job Description: You will regularly provide sexual services as needed and on demand. Specific services required will vary from time to time, but generally will encompass all ordinary sexual activities, with some ‘pushing of the envelope,’ dependent upon a determination of where ‘the envelope’ resides for you.”
Hmmm, still not convinced? “Legal background (eg attorney, law student, or pre-law student) a plus, but not required,” says the ad. Now that’s a weird fetish.