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Catholics ‘exorcise’ Italian city during Pride parade
1 year ago

Catholics ‘exorcise’ Italian city during Pride parade

TODAY, June 1, saw the northern Italian city of a Modena celebrate its Pride 2019 event – and Catholics staged a procession of atonement that was enthusiastically endorsed by …
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UK LGBT charity appalled by anti-LGBT religious protests
1 year ago

UK LGBT charity appalled by anti-LGBT religious protests

THE LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is appalled by the anti-LGBT demonstrations being held outside primary schools by religious people, mostly Muslims, who have been protesting about …
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Telling your Muslim parents that you’re both gay and an apostate is hard
1 year ago

Telling your Muslim parents that you’re both gay and an apostate is hard

I DON’T’ think you’re supposed to stare at a post box but I did anyway. As I prepared to send a letter telling my parents I was a gay ex-Muslim …
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In a first, Muslim groups unite against Birmingham homophobia
1 year ago

In a first, Muslim groups unite against Birmingham homophobia

THE controversy in Birmingham over the teaching of relationship lessons took a remarkable turn at the weekend when the city’s Pride festival, which attracted tens of thousands of people, was …
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Mexican activist guns for archbishop over rampant homophobia
1 year ago

Mexican activist guns for archbishop over rampant homophobia

CHURCH leaders take note: the days when you could spout anti-gay rhetoric are fast disappearing.

The latest example of a Catholic leader coming under fire for hate speech comes from …
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Anti-gay firebrand gets a black eye over proposed ‘Jesus chicken’ law
1 year ago

Anti-gay firebrand gets a black eye over proposed ‘Jesus chicken’ law

AFTER his wife abandoned him for a woman in 2014, Texas-based Jonathan Saenz abruptly transformed from ‘a socially conservative lobbyist to homophobic firebrand.’

Shortly after, Saenz, above, a devout Catholic, …
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Ex-Muslims will target Brunei’s London Embassy over Sharia law
1 year ago

Ex-Muslims will target Brunei’s London Embassy over Sharia law

DESPITE the fact that the Sultan of Brunei – Hassanal Bolkiah, above – has done a u-turn on his  plan to use newly-introduced Sharia laws to execute homosexuals in …
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I got called a ‘rat of the first order’ for a ‘name and shame’ column
1 year ago

I got called a ‘rat of the first order’ for a ‘name and shame’ column

I WRITE a weekly column for the Spanish-based Euro Weekly News, often tacking subjects like homophobia, religious privilege, secularism, atheism and the likes. I rarely provoke outrage, but in March …
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India’s decriminalisation of homosexuality could have a much wider impact

Human rights campaigner PETER TATCHELL takes courage from this landmark decision

IN SEPTEMBER, 2018, India’s Supreme Court amended Section 377 of its penal code to decriminalise homosexuality.

Peter Tatchell …
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Comedian challeges prejudice through best-selling kids’ books

WHEN David Walliams – best known for his appearances in the TV show Little Britain and most recently as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – published his first children’s …
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