Archive for 'Gay Rights'
Here in Virginia, the Republican party decided this year to forgo a primary to select its candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. (Virginia and New Jersey are the only states that hold off-off year elections for statewide office.)
Instead the state GOP held a convention at which a long-shot candidate for lieutenant governor, an [...]
Gay Star News reports on Russia style regression in some schools’ policies on sex education:
Three UK academies have stepped back to the 1980s by banning teachers from saying anything positive about gay life.
Gay Star News can reveal Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland, Colston Girl’s School in Bristol and Swindon Academy have re-introduced anti-gay language from Section [...]
Posted: August 17th, 2013 under Homophobia.
This is a cross-post from Howie’s Corner
Perhaps I was being a bit naive when I thought that the political content of the totally misnamed Socialist Unity website could not get any worse when I saw the latest missive from John Wight published yesterday under the title Stephen Fry’s call for the Winter Olympics to be moved [...]
This is a cross-post by John Sargeant from homo economicus
While the pope judges legislation to give gay people rights as the work of the evil one, I will not be joining the chorus singing his praises. Never judge Pope Francis by the headlines – the devil is in the detail.
Whenever Pope Francis says something news [...]
Posted: July 31st, 2013 under Gay Rights.
Considering the strongly felt, and expressed, views of gay marriage’s opponents, news of the bill’s final passing into law seemed to be greeted comparatively quietly – here the indifference of the media to this significant legal breakthrough comes in for some criticism.
As the Washington Post observes, the British response generally has been far more phlegmatic [...]
Posted: July 21st, 2013 under Gay marriage.
The wrecking amendment has been voted down by 242 votes, despite some peers’ contorted arguments against equality.
Here’s Lord Dear:
Insisting the measure would overturn centuries of tradition by altering the concept of marriage, Lord Dear added: “It seeks to divide a nation with an argument that hides behind the concept of equality, when in reality it [...]
Today people around the world have been marking (or trying to mark) IDAHO, the international day against homophobia. An LGBT march in Kenya, where homosexuality is a criminal offence, was stopped from going ahead. LGBT protestors in Tbilisi, Georgia, were threatened by Orthodox priests:
Father David, a priest who was one of the organizers of Friday’s [...]
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Gay Rights.
This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
This horrific image, which I make no apologies for posting, comes from the Ugandan Parliament.
The Ugandan lesbian activist Kasha Jacqueline posted it on Twitter. It is an example of the sort of disgusting anti-gay crap being distributed to Ugandan Members of Parliament. Kasha said it left her “sobbing” and pleading [...]
Sarah posted on the hateful words of Timothy Winter and the death-by-torture of three gay youths in South Africa at a “conversion” camp intended to turn them into “men.”
It’s a sign of how far things have come for gays in the US that when NBA basketball player Jason Collins became the first male on a [...]
Often religious figures, when asserting that homosexuality is sinful, contrive to do so in a comparatively soft and reluctant way, perhaps reminding the listener or reader that we all probably fall short of ideal behaviour in some aspect of our lives, and that this particular issue should not be scrutinized disproportionately. Not so the forthright [...]
Posted: April 30th, 2013 under Homophobia.