Review Gay Marriage Ban UK, Government Urged.
Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone MP, has been urged to initiate a government review and public consultation on the ban
on gay civil marriage.
Gay Human Rights Activist: “I Do My Bit for Social Justice But So Do Many Others”
. On Friday July 23, human rights activist Peter Tatchell received an Honorary Doctorate
of Letters, conferred by Sussex University and presented by the university’s Chancellor, Sanjeev Bhaskar, in a ceremony at Brighton Dome. This is the full transcript
of his acceptance speech.
EuroPride 2010: Warsaw Goes Gay
. Downtown Warsaw came to a complete standsrill this afternoon as the European Gay Pride parade wound its way through the streets for more
than two hours. The only thing missing was shade as the sun beat down sending the merury soaring to over 30 degrees (in the farenheit ninties).
SIX PAGES OF PICTURES starr on this page.
A Postcard from Gay Poland
. Essay on gay Polish history by Łukasz Pałucki
There is a State called Poland in the middle of Europe. For unclear reasons to me, Poland is described as a part of Eastern Europe. This qualification is more
mental than geographical because Poles are being perceived as homophobes.
July 15: Poland:
ILGA-Europe’s Exhibition on Diversity of Families at the National Library in Warsaw During Gay Festivities at Europride. EuroPride is not just a round of parties as gay
men and women from all corners of Europe arrive in Warsaw for Saturday’s parade in the centre of the Polish capital. There are cultural events galore – ranging from
cinema through to art exhibitions, plus of course good old fashioned campaigning.
July 13: Iraq:
Iraqi Police Crackdown on Gays Continues With Raid, Arrests at Baghdad Male Beauty Parlour. Hard on the heels of an Iraqi police raid on a Kerbala ‘safe house’ for gays,
run by the London-based Iraqi LGBT, comes news that there has been another raid – on a Baghdad male beauty parlour, with five men arrested.
July 5: Hungary:
Extreme Right Attacks Budapest Gay Pride Opening Event. The opening last night of the Budapest Gay Pride Festival was marred when two teenagers from a ‘neo-Nazi’ group
assaulted a participant who was leaving the event.
July 5: Jamaica:
J-FLAG Calls for CARICOM to End Gay Discrimination. The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) mounted a ‘Stand Up to CARICOM’ yesterday morning
opposite the entrance to the Hilton Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica, site of the 31st CARICOM Heads of Government meeting.
July 5: UK:
Boris Backs Gay Marriage. When challenged by Peter Tatchell at Saturday’s Pride London gay parade, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, declared his support for
same-sex civil marriage. The Mayor was responding to Mr Tatchell’s placard, which read: “Dave & Sam Cameron can marry, gays can’t. End the ban on gay marriage.”
July 4: Serbia:
Wikipedia Removes Gay Group’s Page. Wikimedia Србије (Serbian Wikipedia) has removed the page on the Gay and Lesbian Info Center (GLIC), the gay group in Belgrade
revealed today. The reason for the deletion, the group says, was that it is not a “relevant organisation.”
July 3: UK:
Pride London in Pictures. Seventy-four photographs (on six pages) from
this afternoon's Pride London.
July 1: European Union:
Pædophilia and Homosexuality Are Linked, Say Conservative EPP MEPs. Some individual conservative MEPs expressed the view that pædophilia was connected to homosexuality
during today’s European Parliamentary hearing on the sexual abuse of children.