On learning of Mugabe long-overdue departure today, The UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) issued a statement welcoming “the end of the brutal homophobic tyrant Robert Mugabe’s ...
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The LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has provided more funding for Humanist Empowerment of Livelihoods in Uganda – HELU.
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The UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has roundly condemned the Anglican Communion’s decision to punish the US Episcopal Church for supporting same sex marriage.
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THE UK LGBTI Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has warmly welcomed the news that Raif Badawi has won the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for human rights.
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Kenilworth, 24 April 2011 — The UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has accused the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland of trying to outdo the Pope in his attacks on secularism and LGBT rights.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien has used his Easter sermon to rail against what he describes as “aggressive secularism” which was something Pope Benedict warned about on his state visit to Britain last year. The cardinal referred to the enemies of the Christian faith in Britain and the power they currently exert.
In a reference to equality legislation preventing discrimination against LGBT people, Cardinal O’Brien denounced what he claimed was the way Christians had been prevented from acting in accordance with their beliefs because they refuse to endorse such lifestyles.
In 2006 O’Brien declared that Government proposals designed to outlaw sexual orientation discrimination constitute grave threats to “freedom of conscience” and to “religious freedom”. In the same year he compared same-sex partnerships to paedophilia.
Kenilworth, 1 May 2011 — The gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has noted without surprise that the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has attended the beatification of Pope John Paul II which was held in the Vatican on 1 May.
An EU travel ban forbids Mugabe from visiting member states, but the Vatican is a sovereign state and not in the EU. The ban was imposed in 2002 on account of Mugabe’s gross human rights abuses but Italy, a founder EU member, granted Mugabe an exemption to transit through the country.
A Vatican spokesman said Mugabe had not been personally invited but as the head of a state with which the Vatican has relations he was entitled to attend.
Commenting on behalf of the PTT, its secretary, George Broadhead, said: “Mugabe’s attendance at the ceremony comes as no great surprise. As a fellow Roman Catholic, he shares at least one trait in common with both the late beatified pope and the present one – an entrenched homophobia.
“He is viciously hostile to homosexuality, declaring on one occasion: ‘I find it extremely outrageous and repugnant to my human conscience that such immoral and repulsive organisations, like those of homosexuals, who offend both against the law of nature and the morals of religious beliefs espoused by our society, should have any advocates in our midst and elsewhere in the world,’ and on another occasion: ‘It [homosexuality] degrades human dignity. It’s unnatural, and there is no question ever of allowing these people to behave worse than dogs and pigs. If dogs and pigs do not do it, why must human beings? We have our own culture, and we must re-dedicate ourselves to our traditional values that make us human beings. … What we are being persuaded to accept is sub-animal behaviour and we will never allow it here. If you see people parading themselves as lesbians and gays, arrest them and hand them over to the police.’
Kenilworth, 8 May 2011 — The gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has expressed shock at reports that a viciously anti-homosexual bill is shortly to be passed in Uganda.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was first introduced as a private member’s bill by MP David Bahati in October 2009. Bahati is an evangelical Christian and a member of the Fellowship Foundation, also known as the Family, a US-based Christian and political organisation which arranges the annual prestigious National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was ostensibly “shelved” by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni following an international outcry. However, it seems that public hearings on the bill have recently taken place in the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and the remaining stages of the legislative process could be completed soon.
Past Press Releases
- Gay Humanists “Appalled” to Learn that Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is to Become Law (12 November 2012)
- New Archbishop of Canterbury Appointment “A Retrograde Step”, Say Gay Humanists (8 November 2012)
- Latest issue of The Pink Humanist (6 September 2012)
- The Death of a Humanist Gay Rights Pioneer (30 August 2012)
- Gay Humanists’ Concern at Latest Report on Homophobic Bullying (9 July 2012)
- Gay Humanists Rubbish Attack on Same-Sex Marriage (12 June 2012)
- The Pink Humanist (4 June 2012)
- Gay Humanists’ Satisfaction at Verdict Against “Conversion Therapy” Woman (29 May 2012)
- Gay Humanist Charity Slams Further Catholic Action Against Same-Sex Marriage(28 April 2012)
- Warm Welcome from LGBT Humanists for Tatchell Award (19 March 2012)
- No Regrets at Rowan Williams’ Departure (16 March 2012)
- Gay Humanists Slam Cardinal’s Condemnation of Gay Marriage as Predictable and Bizarre (4 March 2012)
- Godly Quacks’ Promotion of ‘Gay Cure’ Therapies and After Homophobia, What Next? (28 February 2012)
- Gay Humanists “Appalled” that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is to be Debated by the New Ugandan Parliament (7 February 2012)
- UK Gay Humanists Welcome UN Secretary-General’s Support for Gay Rights – with Reservations (29 January 2012)
- Turing Honour Warmly Welcomed by Gay Humanists (2 January 2012)
- Launch of The Pink Humanist (5 December 2011)
- Gay Humanists “Dismayed and Outraged” at Nigerian Anti-Gay Bill (29 November 2011)
- Gay Humanists Protest at Anti-Gay Legislation Proposed in Russia (14 November 2011)
- Gay Humanists Concerned at UK Ministry of Defence Employing Homophobic Chaplains (23 October 2011)
- Humanists Speak Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation in Nigeria (5 October 2011)
- UK Gay Humanists Endorse Peter Tatchell Foundation’s Stance on Religious Privilege (14 September 2011)
- UK Gay Humanists Support Nigerian Humanist Convention (26 August 2011)
- Situation for LGBT People in Africa “Going from Bad to Worse” Say Gay Humanists (29 July 2011)
- Warm Welcome for Honour Accorded to Gay Atheist Genius (16 July 2011)
- UK Gay Humanists Welcome UN Human Rights Council Resolution (19 June 2011)
- Gay Humanists Shocked at Prospect of Anti-Homosexuality Bill Being Enacted in Uganda (8 May 2011)
- Robert Mugabe and the Pope “in Good Company” Say Gay Humanists (1 May 2011)
- Scottish Cardinal “Trying to Outdo His Boss in the Vatican” Say Gay Humanists(24 April 2011)
- Gay Humanists Outraged at Council’s Decision (15 April 2011)
- Warm Welcome for IOM Civil Partnership Legislation (16 March 2011)
- Nordic Rainbow Humanists 2010 Award goes to Malawi (6 March 2011)
- UK Gay Humanists Not Surprised at Archbishop’s Stance on Gay Ceremonies in Church (27 February 2011)
- UK Gay Humanists Welcome Archbishop’s Condemnation of Murder of Ugandan Gay Activist – but with Reservations (30 January 2011)
- Gay Humanists Welcome Survey on Religious Belief in the UK (27 December 2010)
- Gay Humanists Welcome Queen’s Support for Unbelievers (24 November 2010)
- Gay Humanists Refute Pope’s Claim that the Nazis were Atheists (17 September 2010)
- UK Gay Humanist Charity Expresses “Shock and Outrage” at Brutal Attack on Nigerian Humanist’s Family (13 August 2010)
- UK Gay Humanist Charity Sponsors Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UK) (28 July 2010)
- Pope’s Repeated Attacks on Gay Marriage “A Paranoid Obsession” (14 May 2010)
- UK Gay Humanists Condemn Conservative Support for Faith School Teaching on Homosexuality (8 April 2010)
- Gay Humanists Support Opposition to Iran’s Membership of UN Human Rights Council (2 April 2010)
- Gay Humanists’ Dismay and Disgust at Government’s Kowtowing to Religions (24 February 2010)
- UK Gay Humanists Slam Government’s Cave-in to Religious Pressure (19 February 2010)
- The Pope is Paranoid Say UK Gay Humanists (1 February 2010)
- Gay Humanists Protest about Continual Harassment of Nigerian Human Rights Activist (14 January 2010)
- Rwanda Catches Homophobic Bug Spurred on by Malign Religious Influences (16 December 2009)
- Humanists Protest about Religious-Inspired Homophobic Legislation in Uganda (8 November 2009)
- Muslims’ Primitive Religious Taboos Trump Human Rights (27 September 2009)
- Gay Humanists Call for Strong Protest when Pope Visits UK (23 September 2009)
- Gay Humanists Welcome PM’s Apology for Alan Turing (11 September 2009)
- UK Gay Humanists Welcome Increasing Support for Alan Turing Campaign (1 September 2009)
- UK Gay Humanists Welcome Support for Alan Turing Campaign (19 August 2009)
- Gay Humanists Condemn Exorcisms (23 July 2009)
- Gay Humanist Charity Slams Christian Positions on Homosexuality as “Preposterous” (6 July 2009)
- Faith Schools and Sex Education (30 April 2009)
- Anglican Archbishop’s Homophobic Outburst Condemned (16 March 2009)
- Rainbow Humanists Award Made to Nigerians (7 March 2009)
- Norwegian Humanists Conduct Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony – A World First? (2 March 2009)
- UK Gay Humanists Oppose Ban on Dutch MP (12 February 2009)
- Gay Humanists Welcome Barack Obama’s Humanistic Agenda (26 January 2009)
- Humanists Protest about Religious-Based Anti-Gay Legislation in Nigeria (19 January 2009)
- The Pope is Clearly Paranoid about Homosexuality, Says Gay Humanist Charity(23 December 2008)
- Gay Humanists Call for Exclusion of Homophobic Muslim Cleric (28 October 2008)
- Gay Humanist Mag Rises from the Ashes of Controversy (20 October 2008)
- Gay Humanist Charity Outraged as Home Secretary says Gays are Safe in Iran (30 June 2008)
- Gay Humanist Charity Slams Cardinal’s Speech (5 May 2008)
- Gay Charity Welcomes Humanism on School Curriculum (20 April 2008)
- Time for a Spring Clean, Archbishop (11 April 2008)
- Gay Charity Supports Embryology Bill and Slams Catholic Church (24 March 2008)
- Relations between GALHA and PTT (24 February 2008)
- Successful Year for Gay Humanist Charity (1 May 2007)
- Homosexuality, Intolerance, and Christianity (21 September 2003)
- Make Our Marriages Legal (26 March 2001)
- New Ceremony Brochure (30 November 2000)
- Warm Welcome for Lib Dem Vote (19 September 2000)
- Never Forget (2 November 1998)