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LGBT+ rights

Telling your Muslim parents that you’re both gay and an apostate is hard
4 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
2 months 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
3 months 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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Trump’s war on LGBT rights takes a sinister new turn

AMERICA’s Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation in January 2018 of a new and “dangerous” division of the Office of Civil Rights that will allow healthcare providers …
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Australian gay marriage a blow to religious bigots
1 year ago

Australian gay marriage a blow to religious bigots

ABOVE is one of a number of posters that began appearing in Australia last year as the country prepared to hold a plebiscite asking citizens whether or not to …
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