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September 30: Serbia:
Belgrade Gay Pride Banned: Members of the European Parliament Express Deep Regret. The Serbian LGBT pride march Parada Ponosa, due to take place on Sunday in the capital, was banned today by the National Security Council. The Council announced it would forbid the pride march, as well as three far-right counter-protests that were planned tomorrow and Sunday.
September 29: Russia:
Russia Tells the European Court of Human Rights: “Gays Provoke Extremism”. Commentary by Russian LGBT Network. Georgii Matyushkin, the Deputy Minister of Justice, the Russian ‘ombudsman’ to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, answered the questions of the Strasbourg judges with regards to the case of the Tyumen LGBT organisation Raduzhny Dom.
September 28: European Parliament/United Nations:
European Parliament Votes Overwhelmingly on Human Rights for Gays and Transgender People Worldwide. The European Parliament today joined the United Nations’ call for safeguarding the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the world. The text was co-signed by 6 out of 7 political groups, and adopted with a very wide majority. A total of 586 MEPs voted, with 442 in favour, 104 against and 40 abstentions.
September 26: European Parliament/United Nations:
European Parliament to Consider Gay, Transgender Issues in Debate on June’s United Nations Resolution. Debate scheduled to start around 17:30 Central European Time. Vote on Wednesday. The European Parliament is to debate tomorrow (Tuesday) recent developments around sexual orientation and gender identity at the United Nations, and the role the EU has played/can play in them.. (26/9)
September 19: UK/USA:
No Real Celebration Among Gay US Military in UK – Just Relief. Closet door finally unlocked when ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ dies at 5am tomorrow. When Matthew Walmsley starts his shift this evening at 10pm, he will be very much “in the closet”, with the door firmly shut and double locked. But by the time he finishes work at breakfast time tomorrow, that closet door will be unlocked.
September 17: Spain:
Benidorm Steps Up a Gear for First Gay Pride Next Month. Traffic ground to a halt in central Benidorm last weekend when two stunning male models plunged into the famous fountain on the roundabout near the main bus station as part of a Benidorm Gay Pride 2011 photo shoot.
September 17: UK:
OutRage! Heading Off an Attempt to Reintroduce Legalised Religious Oppression of Gay People. Commentary by Mike Hersee. We know there are plenty of active church-going Christians today who just accept homosexuality as a naturally-occurring human variation, and others who may disapprove but are willing to adopt a ‘live and let live’ approach.
September 16: Syria:
Mass Punishment for Gays in Tartous. By Sami Hamwi in Syria. Less than a week ago, a young, and reckless, gay man from the city of Tartous on the Syrian coast ‘outed’ his fellow Christian gay men. Acting out of vengeance, he claimed to have been “maltreated by fellow gay men”.
September 8: UK:
Reservations on Lifting the Lifetime Ban on Donating Blood by Gay Bisexual Men and Replacing It with a 12 Month Rule. Commentary. The announcement this morning from the Department of Health that the lifetime ban on giving blood by gay and bisexual men is welcome, but with reservations.
September 8: European Union:
European Commission: Banning Gay Men from Donating Blood Is Against EU Law. The European Commission has affirmed that European Union law does not warrant widespread bans on blood donations from gay and bisexual men in several EU countries.
September 7: Russia:
Russian Orthodox Church Clerics Slammed for Encouraging Beatings at Gay Prides. Alexander Nevzorov, the journalist and outspoken critic of clerics in the Russian Orthodox Church, has again hit out at homophobic Orthodox clerics accusing them of beating girls who go to gay pride. And the anti-clerical activist has, again, spoken about the KGB’s intelligence network within the Russian Orthodox Church.
September 5: UK (England):
Ordered to Remove Gay Placard at Anti-EDL Demo in London. By Peter Tatchell. Like many other people, I went to last Saturday’s protest in East London first and foremost to oppose the far right English Defence League and to defend the Muslim community against EDL thuggery.
September 3: UK/Europe:
London March to Protect Gay and Lesbian Rights from Religious Attack Planned. As evangelical Christians seek to use the European Court of Human Rights as a means of undermining gay rights, a new campaign has been launched that aims for a secular Europe where religion and politics would be separate – and a march/rally has been planned for September 17 in London.
September 2: UK (Scotland):
Scottish Government Launches Consultation on Marriage Equality for Gay, Lesbian Couples. The Scottish government launched today their promised consultation on civil marriage equality for Scotland. At present, gay and lesbian couples are banned from marriage in the UK, but are able to get legal recognition through the Civil Partnership Act.
September 1: Serbia:
Belgrade Gay Pride Parade Committee: Capable to Deliver, or Not?. Guest Commentary by Vlatko Salaj. Regarding all the Belgrade Pride Parade sensationalism yet again this year, I cannot hope not to show my full reservation, just like the last time. Unfortunately, years are passing by, but nothing is changed, and the whole LGBT thing in Serbia just seems like a trendy way to make a quick buck, not only for activists coming from LGBT flavour, but also many straight men and women, selling their “liberal” viewpoint for some nice foreign funds, while “representing” our gay community.