Home: An Introduction

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The Pink Triangle Trust has been promoting
Humanism and LGBT Rights for over 22 years

THE Pink Triangle Trust is a charitable trust (Registered Charity No. 1015629) set up in 1992 to advance the education of the public, and particularly of lesbians and gay men, in the principles and practice of humanism, and to advance the education of the public, and particularly of humanists, about all aspects of homosexuality.

It may also assist individuals to obtain remedies under the law where they have suffered unlawful discrimination on account of their homosexuality or their Humanism.

The Pink Triangle Trust has a number
of prominent international patrons

patrons2They are (top row from left) Elizabeth O’Casey,  Head of Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU); Yemisi Ilesanmi, author of Freedom to love all: Homosexuality is not Un-African, which is available for purchase on Amazon; Sonja Eggerickx (President of the International Humanist & Ethical Union; (second row, from left) Tom Flynn, Executive Director of the US Council for Secular Humanism and editor of Free Inquiry; Leo Igwe, Nigerian Humanist activist, former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and winner of the UK National Secular Society’s 2013 “Secularist of the Year” Award; Hope Knútsson. President of Sidmennt, the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association; (bottom row, from left) James Ledward, Editor of the Brighton-based magazine GScene); Maryam Namazie, Human rights activist, commentator, broadcaster and spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain, Udo Schüklenk, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Canada, where he holds the Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics. A renowned bioethicist, he is joint editor-in-chef of the international journals Bioethics and Developing World Bioethics. He is also co-author of the recently published 50 Great Myths about Atheism; and former EastEnders actor, Michael Cashman, who recently retired as a MEP.

Cashman received his Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal from the Prince of Wales during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on May 10, 2013 in London (PhotoWPA Pool/Getty Images Europe).

In August 2014, Cashman was elevated to the House of Lords. He said:

It’s a huge opportunity to speak out about the things that I’m passionate about: equality, human rights, inhumanity, and international development.

This is a significant gain for the Trust. Apart from Peter Tatchell, Cashman is probably the best known LGBT activist in the UK and the rest of Europe. He is a founder of Stonewall, an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, and former President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT issues.

Yemisi Illiesanmi, in this interview, described herself as I am a passionate human rights activist, trade unionist, poet, and advocate for equal rights, social justice and poverty alleviation. I hold a Master of Law degree in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights. I write and speak on a range of issues including workers rights, gender and sexuality issues.

Yemisi Illiesanmi, in this interview, describes herself as ‘a passionate human rights activist, trade unionist, poet, and advocate for equal rights, social justice and poverty alleviation. I hold a Master of Law degree in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights. I write and speak on a range of issues including workers rights, gender and sexuality issues’.

Sue-CoxIn July, 2014, Sue Cox, co-founder of Survivors Voice Europe, an organisation that focuses on empowerment of survivors of Catholic clergy abuse, agreed to be a patron of The Pink Triangle Trust.

The PTT publishes a quarterly online magazine, The Pink Humanist, on its lively blog.

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The 16-page publication contains well-researched news and features covering various aspects of gay life across the globe.

It focuses mainly on the problems posed to LGBT communities by religion, and identifies individuals and groups that are springing up all over the world to fight discrimination.

Launched in 2011, the magazine exists to encourage the spread of humanism, atheism, rationalism and skepticism among LGTB communities and those that support them.

The Pink Triangle Trust is …

• A member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union

• A member of the Cutting Edge Consortium

• A member of the Alliance for a Secular Europe

• A sponsor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month

• A sponsor of the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UK)

• A supporter of the Secular Europe Campaign

• A sponsor of the Nigerian Humanist Movement

• A supporter of the Coalition for Equal Marriage

• A sponsor of  Galop (London’s leading anti-LGBT hate crime charity)

• A sponsor of Rainbows Across Borders,  a supportive and caring group for LGBT people who are seeking refuge from oppressive and brutal regimes.