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LGBT+ rights

Pushing for equality in  Commonwealth countries
1 year ago

Pushing for equality in Commonwealth countries

The Commonwealth Secretariat has been presented with proposals to put LGBT+ equality on the agenda of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will take place in the …
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Judge accused of a ‘shameful diatribe’ against US hate preacher Scott Lively

SCOTT Lively – a preacher who probably did more to stoke up hatred against gays in Uganda than any other foreign evangelist – is demanding that remarks made about him …
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Serbia’s gay Prime Minister joins Pride parade in Belgrade

WHILE Benidorm was celebrating its September Pride week, Ana Brnabic, the first openly gay Prime Minister in the Balkan region and the first Serbian woman in the top job, joined …
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In America, the backlash has begun with a vengeance

CHRIS COATES reports on reaction to the Trump administration’s ‘religious liberties’ directive

Conservative evangelicals, reported The Daily Beast earlier this month, “handed Trump the presidency when they collectively, and organisationally, …
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No stopping the march towards equality

Seventy-two countries still criminalise same-sex relations and there is an anti-LGBT backlash in about 20 countries. But liberation cannot be halted forever. Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. It …
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Brickbats and bouquets as UK celebrates the decriminalisation of homosexuality
2 years ago

Brickbats and bouquets as UK celebrates the decriminalisation of homosexuality

EARLIER this year the BBC announced that it was launching season of programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that …
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Islamists oppose Lebanon’s first gay rights celebration
2 years ago

Islamists oppose Lebanon’s first gay rights celebration

BACK in 2014, human rights campaigners celebrated a landmark legal ruling in the Middle Eastern country of Lebanon, where a judge struck down a law that criminalised gay sex and …
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Homosexuality remains illegal in India, but  encouraging moves towards equality are surfacing
2 years ago

Homosexuality remains illegal in India, but encouraging moves towards equality are surfacing

IN 2009 there was jubilation among LGBT communities in India when Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which made same-sex relationships punishable by law, was declared unconstitutional by the …
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Pink Humanist editor Barry Duke receives a Lifetime Achievement award
2 years ago

Pink Humanist editor Barry Duke receives a Lifetime Achievement award

GEORGE BROADHEAD, Secretary of the UK LGBT charity the Pink Triangle Trust – publisher of The Pink Humanist – reports on the National Secular Society’s award in March 2017 to …
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Born of Mary
7 years ago

Born of Mary

IN 1999 the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association celebrated its twentieth anniversary. This milestone, at the time, put GALHA in the league of one of the longest established national lesbian …
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