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This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
It’s Russia, Russia, Russia when it comes to ‘foreign gay news’ these days. But it’s a much bigger and badder gay world out there.
Although the video footage of gays being tormented by Russian Nazis is mainstream news, worse footage from Jamaica is failing to attract anything like the same attention. [...]
This is a Press Release from Peter Tatchell
Join us Tuesday 3 September, two days before the G20 summit
5-8pm, Downing Street, London SW1
London protest is part of Global Speak Out on Russia, with 19 cities
A Day of Action – Love Russia, Hate Homophobia – will be held in London on Tuesday 3 September, just two days [...]
Posted: September 3rd, 2013 under Gay Rights.
This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
It is especially pleasing to see as part of the remembrance of the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom the rehabilitation of Bayard Rustin, a lost gay hero or a lost hero full-stop.
As, of all people, Robert Turner of Log Cabin Republicans put it in [...]
In the Washington Post, journalist James Kirchick explains why he took the extraordinary step of using an opportunity to zap Russia’s state-sponsored propaganda outlet.
Condemning Russian homophobia and supporting that country’s gay community were not my only purposes Wednesday. I also hoped to expose RT’s pernicious influence as an outlet that poses as a legitimate news [...]
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 [...]