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Archive for 'Gay Rights'

On 100th anniversary of Georgian independence, a struggle for LGBT rights

Eric Lee of LabourStart has written an excellent history of the tragically short-lived experiment in democratic socialism in the Republic of Georgia a century ago, crushed by the Russian Bolsheviks in 1921.
Georgia remained under the control of the Soviet regime in Moscow before regaining independence with the collapse of the USSR in 1991.
Eric and Peter [...]

Antisemitism, homophobia and the NUS’s National Executive Council

This is Ayo Olatunji. Ayo is running to sit on the National Union of Students (NUS) National Executive Council (NEC) at this week’s NUS conference in Glasgow.

Ayo is best known for his role in the Hen Mazzig protest at UCL in November 2016 where Jewish students were trapped in a room by a mob of [...]

The East London Mosque – Surrealist Politics

Islam is unethical, immoral, and unhealthy. It should be hidden from society.
Let’s say a large and controversial East London Christian group invited a foreign preacher to address the congregation. In this thought experiment, the preacher is already on video record rejecting Islam with these blunt words:
This is a lifestyle and an action that [...]

Twinks for Trump?

If you had to wash your hair Tuesday night and were therefore unable to attend the most fab party at the RNC, The Washington Post has an account.
The self-described “most fab party at the RNC” was hosted Tuesday night by LGBT supporters of Donald Trump in a dim, dingy multipurpose room in the Wolstein Center [...]

Why Not Both?

Although potentially a good writer/commentator, Owen Jones strikes me as wanting to believe in the white/black hat theories of political power rather than actually believing that tosh.
Plainly he was shaken by the act of soul-destroying evil which unfolded at Orlando. Like the victims of the Bataclan, those here are disproportionately young. Whilst they [...]

Protesting “pinkwashing” in Chicago

And speaking of mindless idiots… I think these folks beat Donald Trump’s supporters by a mile.
Let them go to Gaza or the West Bank and protest the repression that forces gay Palestinians to seek refuge in Israel. Then I’ll take them seriously.

Three GOP candidates appear at “kill the gays” event

Can I get unanimous agreement from our readers that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas should be removed from serious consideration for the Republican presidential nomination after appearing at an event hosted by a Christian pastor who believes in the death penalty for gay [...]

Virginia: then and now

It was almost half a century ago that the US Supreme Court, in the case of Loving vs. Virginia, unanimously upheld the right of a man and a woman of different races to marry by declaring state anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional.
One of the states which banned interracial marriages was Virginia. On April 10, 1967, Virginia’s Assistant [...]

Please help me, I don’t want to die

This is a cross-post from The Times of Israel

Hello. My name is John Calvin, and I need your help. We’ve never met, and we probably never will, but please don’t stop reading.
I’m going to tell you a little about myself. But first I want to be totally up front with you and, before we go [...]

Irish Government Minister Unveils Monument to Victims of Pro-Life Amendment

Guest poem by Kevin Higgins
On the day of the great result in the same sex marriage referendum here in Ireland, how long will it be before this poem comes true.
On a date to be confirmed,
when those who remember 1983
will sleep safely in their graves,
or be anxiously telling nurse
about the auld ones with crucifixes
they think [...]