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Website Triumphs in ‘Cyber Squatting’ Case. In what will be seen
as refreshing news for the internet community, a ‘cyber squatter’ has not
only relinquished a domain name he has been sitting on for four years, but
has also been refused payment of the $12,000 fee he was demanding for it by
the official escrow-holding intermediaries.
Magazine Cover ‘Censored’ by UK’s Leading Newsagent.
While it is perfectly acceptable
for tabloid newspapers in the UK to titillate their readers with female
breasts and nipples galore without a murmur from the nation’s largest
newsagent with branches in every high street, when a lesbian magazine
produces a cover that shows part of one breast, sans nipple, all hell lets
London School Apologises to Gay
Teacher Subjected to Homophobia. A school governing body
yesterday apologised, unreservedly, for the homophobic comments made by a
head teacher which forced a young gay teacher to resign from his job at an
inner city school in London.
Gays in Belarus, Iraq and Uganda to be Highlighted at IDAHO 2008 Launch.
Government ministers, mayoral candidates, students and
academics, national and international LGBT campaigners, a lesbian
singer/songwriter, who according to one reviewer performs like “Mary Poppins
on acid” are all gearing up for the IDAHO-UK 2008 launch event at the London
College of Fashion, which will take place, on the evening of March 13.
South Wales Police Fly Rainbow Flag
Alongside Their Own. South Wales Police is flying the Gay
Pride Flag at police headquarters in Bridgend to celebrate Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender History Month’ in the UK.
Slam Health Service Executive Over Services for Transgender People.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has slammed the Irish Health Service
Executive over an “appalling lack of services” for people diagnosed with
gender identity disorder.
Launched to Combat the Ban on Gays Becoming Blood Donors. A
new group has been set-up to protest the ban on gay blood donors within the
UK. The group, Blood Ban, has today launched a website.
Sex Poster Boy Allegation Untrue:
“I Did It To Be
The young man at the
centre of an unsafe sex allegation involving one of the Gay Men’s Health
Safe Sex Poster Boys has admitted to New Zealand AIDS Foundation staff that
the allegation he made was done in spite – and is not true.
Let Gay Men
Give Blood, Say Welsh Lib Dem Youth. Gay men in Wales
should be allowed to give blood, the youth wing of the Welsh Liberal
Democrats Party (Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru) are suggesting to the
party’s conference this weekend. They point out that because of the
shortage of blood un the UK’s National Blood Service, the Welsh NHS is have
to use blood imported from Australia where gay men are permitted to donate
Swansea to Stage Its First Gay
Pride in September. Swansea is to stage its first-ever Gay Pride
later this year. The announcement came days after Cardiff announced
that its Mardi Gras this year has been cancelled.
Representative of Communist Presidential Candidate in Russia.
Young homophobic communist Pavel Tarasov, who 18 months ago infamously said
that a “good faggot is a dead faggot”, has surfaced as a staffer for
Communist presidential candidate Gennady Zyuganov.
HIV Data Collection Must Be Secured – NZ Aids Foundation.
Adding HIV to the Ministry of Health’s list of notifiable conditions will help create an “HIV census”, ensuring that
anonymous data collection on New Zealand’s HIV and AIDS epidemic is secured
for the future, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF).
Another ‘Cry for Help’ from a Gay Iranian Refugee – in Malaysia.
My name is Sepehr [alias used]. I was born and raised in
Iran, a country that kills people for falling in love. My government kills
homosexuals by asserting we are an enemy of GOD. My president denies us
even our existence as human beings when he claimed there are no homosexuals
in Iran during his speech at Columbia University.
Teen Asylum Seeker Goes on Hunger Strike As He Faces Return to UK.
Mehdi, the 19-years-old gay Iranian
who fled the United Kingdom last year when the Home Office ordered his
deportation, is expected to go on hunger strike in the Rotterdam detention
centre where he is being held, his supporters in the UK said this afternoon.
Irish Students Call on Iranian
Government to Halt Executions of Two ‘Gay’ Men. The Union of
Students in Ireland (USI) has today called on the Iranian
Government to halt the planned executions of Tayyeb Karimi and Yazdan who
are both thought to be gay.
Four Suspected Gays Arrested, Chained to Hospital Beds
for Having HIV.
have arrested four more men suspected of having HIV, signalling a wider
crackdown that endangers public health and violates basic human rights in
Egypt, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint
Moscow Gay Pride Ban Appealed to the European Human Rights Court.
Compensation of 36 million roubles sought for breach of rights.
Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have today sent the case that their human
rights were breached when the Mayor of Moscow banned the Pride march last
May to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Live in Fear After Home Attacked Twice in Week. The home of a gay
couple in Greggan, Northern Ireland, has been attacked for the second time
in a week. The attacks are said to be part of a homophobic hate campaign
that has been ongoing for three years.
Criminalising HIV, Gay Section of Human Rights Group Tells Egypt.
A series of arrests in Cairo, sparked by one man’s admission to police that
he was HIV-positive, endangers public health as well as human rights, Human
Rights Watch said today.
Watch: Shield Gays from Mob Attacks. A homophobic mob attack in
Jamaica that left one man severely injured and another missing and feared
dead shows yet again that authorities must take urgent action against
violence and hatred, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.