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Polish PM Slinks in Back Door to Avoid London Gay Protest.
Poland’s homophobic Prime
Minister, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, made an
undignified entrance via a side street to avoid gay rights protesters
picketing his lecture at Chatham House in London this afternoon
Marches of Solidarity with
Gays Planned Throughout Poland This Weekend. Peaceful
demonstrations are to be staged in a number of Polish cities this weekend,
it was announced today. Demonstrations, in solidarity with Poznań where
police in full riot gear were brought in to break up a peaceful “March for
Equality” last weekend, are to be staged in Elblag, Gdańsk , Krakow, Lodz
and the capital, Warsaw.
Euro MP: Homophobic
Polish Prime Minister Is Not Welcome in UK. As the
Polish Prime Minister, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, makes his first
official visit to the UK since his election tomorrow (Thursday
November 24), London’s Green MEP, Jean Lambert, has spoken out in
anger against Marcinkiewicz’s homophobic policies and the treatment
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Poland.
Dramatic Video Footage Shows Extent of Police Violence During Gay
Demo. London Protest Set for Thursday. ILGA-Europe
Protests to Barroso. Dramatic – and unedited – video footage of the
problems in Poznan has been released by Indymedia.pl.
Galloway’s Party in Gay Rights Row.
Grassroots members of George Galloway’s left-wing Respect party have
condemned as “unacceptable” the decision of the party leadership to
exclude lesbian and gay rights from their manifesto for the general
election earlier this year.
Latest Executions in Iran for Gay Conduct
an Outrage – HRW. Iran’s execution of two men last week
for homosexual conduct highlights a pattern of persecution of gay
men that stands in stark violation of the rights to life and
privacy, Human Rights Watch said today.
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference Calls
for Worldwide End to HR Abuses. LGBT elected and
appointed leaders from across the United States and around the world
passed an historic resolution in Seattle this weekend at the Gay &
Lesbian Leadership Conference calling upon “all nations and
governments to adopt a vocal, clear and consistent policy on
international human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender people that includes a call on other countries to
abolish sodomy laws.”
The Battle of Poznan: A Gay Suspect’s View
of the Poznan Events. By Tomasz Szypula. I am 25. I
was born four months before the Solidarity began its revolution in
August 1980. The only
can remember is time after 1989. The time of democracy – at least
until last Saturday.
Riot Police Detain,
Interrogate 65 at Gay Demo in Poznań.
“They were dragging us around on the street” - Demonstrator. The
police in Poznań today briefly detained and interrogated 65
demonstrators during the March of Equality organized by
organizations of leftist and gay activists in Poznań, western
Today’s Gay March in Poznań Now Legally
Banned. The March of Equality and Tolerance, dubbed ‘Gay
Pride’, due to be staged in Poznan, western Poland, this afternoon
(Saturday) has been officially banned.
Gay Murder Team in London To Be Disbanded.
A top police murder investigation team, involved in work on high
profile gay-bashing murders, looks set to be scrapped, Outrage! has
Gay Group Demands Clarification on
Homophobia from DUP. The remarks of Democratic Unionist
Party (DUP) Councillor, Maurice Mills, in which he described
Hurricane Katrina as being sent by God to punish lesbian and gay
people and to prevent the gay Southern Decadence weekend in New
Orleans from going ahead, are “stupid, irresponsible and rooted in
deep-seated homophobia”, the Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland
Trade Union Conference for Gay Members
Breaks New Ground. When UNISON open their Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender National Conference here this afternoon, a
little bit of trade union history will be made.
Gay Algerian on Brink of Deportation Gets
‘Reprive. The gay Algerian known as “Izmer” is back
tonight with his partner in Gloucestershire after spending almost a
week at the Harmondsworth Immigration Service Removal Centre, near
London’s Heathrow Airport.
Oz Dykes In Trouble for Using “I” Word.
Dykes on Mikes, said to be the biggest lesbian event in Australia,
is in a spot of bother. And it is all over their full name, Dykes
on Mikes – Lesbian Idol.
IDAHO Group Officially Created in Paris as
a Gay NGO. It started, as things often do, as the dream
of one person. In this instance, a gay man in Paris. Last May, the
dream became a reality as more than 35 countries marked the
International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) with a variety of
projects, many of which captured the imagination.
Latvian Theologian Excommunicated For
Support of Riga Gay Pride. A leading Latvian theologian
has been excommunicated by the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (LELC)
for his involvement in a church service for gay men and women during
Riga Gay Pride in July.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Gay Group Officially
Recognised. After long negotiations with the authorities
in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the necessary preparatory activities,
the International Initiative for Visibility of Queer Muslims (IIVQM).
General Prosecution Dept Weighs Anti-Gay Demo in Krasnodar.
The Russian General Prosecution Department is to start criminal
investigations into the anti-gay demonstration last month in
Krasnodar, about 1,000 km to the South of Moscow and near the Black
Gay Group Demands Probe of Homophobia in
Sofia Police Force. The Bulgarian gay organisation BGO
Gemini has lodged an official complaint concerning homophobia within
the Sofia police. The move comes following the LGBT group learning
of police harassment against a young gay man of Albanian origin.