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Turing honour warmly welcomed by Gay Humanists
8 years ago

Turing honour warmly welcomed by Gay Humanists

THE UK gay Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has warmly welcomed the news that the famous mathematician and second world war code breaker Alan Turing is to be …
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Turing honour welcomed
8 years ago

Turing honour welcomed

THE Guardian reports today that Alan Turing, the mathematician and second world war codebreaker, is to be celebrated on a special stamp as an online petition calls for a posthumous pardon to quash his conviction for gross indecency.

The e-petition says his treatment and death:

Remains a shame on the UK government and UK history.

The computer pioneer is one of 10 prominent people chosen for the Royal Mail’s Britons of Distinction stamps, to be launched in February.

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Gay Kenyans used as sex slaves
8 years ago

Gay Kenyans used as sex slaves

DESPITE the hostility Islam has towards homosexuality, many Muslim countries appear to have no problem using males as sex slaves.

A report just brought to our attention reveals that gay …
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‘Homosexuality is on the wane, but we must keep fighting it’
8 years ago

‘Homosexuality is on the wane, but we must keep fighting it’

IN A belated Christmas message to the nation, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, Ghana’s Chief Imam, claimed that, even though it was “becoming a thing of the past”, homosexuality needs …
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Sad plight of Russian gays
8 years ago

Sad plight of Russian gays

Nikolai Alekseev. Image via YouTube

AFTER Ryazan in 2006 and Arkhangelsk, this autumn the regional parliament of St Petersburg passed a law banning “propaganda of homosexuality, transsexuality and paedophilia” at the Bill’s first reading in mid-November.

This was the first step towards St Petersburg entering the Hall of Shame of the Russian regions which limit a fundamental human right of an individual, the right to freedom of expression.

Introduced by Vladimir Putin’s “United Russia” Party, the Bill had already passed the Parliament’s Legislative Committee, and there is now little chance that anything can stop it. Of course, this bullet against LGBT people is motivated by electoral consideration and must be appreciated in the context of next December’s Parliamentary elections in the country.

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Leo Igwe, brave Nigerian
8 years ago

Leo Igwe, brave Nigerian

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IT’S a challenge keeping up with Leo Igwe, who was, until recently the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s (IHEU) Representative for Western and Southern Africa.

This one-man human rights dynamo has championed causes that few would dare touch, and in doing so has earned the admiration of thousands around the world, and the hatred of many others who regard his efforts – including his championing of gay rights – as unacceptable meddling in religion and politics.

Igwe, who recently left IHEU in order to research African witchcraft at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, last month returned from a two-day conference on a problem endemic in Nigeria and other parts of Africa: the branding of children as witches, something which is also occurring in the UK.

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