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A wildflower garden was set up in Jody’s memory but has, in recent months, become…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on September 7, 2012 at 16:20 — No Comments
Nine pastors were arrested this week during New Orleans’ Southern Decadence festival for holding an anti-gay demonstration during the event. Hurricane Isaac not only did NOT pour God’s wrath upon the assembled multitudes in the city’s French Quarter, but the sun shone brilliantly on the revelers all weekend…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on September 5, 2012 at 18:10 — No Comments
American Family Association's Bryan Fischer (pictured), who supports the criminalization of homosexuality in the US, said gay right-wingers ‘undermine and subvert’…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on August 27, 2012 at 16:39 — No Comments
Authorities in Zimbabwe seem to be mounting a major crackdown on gay activism. The country's main gay rights organisation, GALZ, has been the target of major police activity in the past two weeks, with over 40 members being arrested, and in the past 24 hours a major raid on its Harare headquarters by around 20 officers (some pictured on…Continue
Added by Tim on August 21, 2012 at 9:29 — No Comments
Cameroon is one of those countries which still has prison sentences of up to five years for men who do more than hold hands with other men, and Victor Tonye Bakot, the Catholic Archbishop of Yaoundé, the country's capital, wants to keep things that way.
In the past, he's described homosexuality as a "conspiracy against the family and…Continue
Added by Tim on August 20, 2012 at 15:53 — No Comments
Why ironic you may ask? Homophobic Tasmania did not decriminalise homosexuality until 1997 and was the last Australian state to do so!
Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on August 5, 2012 at 17:35 — No Comments
These are the questions asked by LGBT charity …Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on July 12, 2012 at 18:32 — No Comments
Father Evgenii Yanakiev also called for politicians who support the parade to be thrown into the sea “with millstones around their necks”. In answer to…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on June 29, 2012 at 18:03 — No Comments
I've often struggled with my intense dislike of the Salvation Army for its archaic views on gay rights along with my respect for its charitable work, but after the latest comments from the Media Relations Director of the Salvation Army Australia’s Southern Territory, Major Andrew Craib, I think singer …Continue
Added by Tim on June 23, 2012 at 11:34 — No Comments
Following an appearance on BBC's 'Nolan Show' in Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionist peer Ken Maginnis has said he stands firmly behind controversial on-air comments in which he referred to gay marriage as “unnatural and deviant behaviour”.
Lord Maginnis later told the …Continue
Following my two previous posts regarding this alleged 'Man of God' and his now infamous sermon plus Anderson Cooper's excoriating interview with a member of Worley's congregation, this weekend saw more than 2,000 protesters from all over the country to protest.
Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor…Continue
As the activists mustered outside the city council to call on the authorities to permit them to march, Orthodox Christians attempted to break up the gathering and attacked protestors, throwing water and grabbing rainbow flags…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on May 28, 2012 at 17:43 — No Comments
Following on from my blog post a few days ago concerning Pastor Worley's call to put "queers, lesbians and homosexuals" behind electrified fences and leaving them to die, Anderson Cooper of CNN interviewed a member of Worley's congregation.
Below is a video of that interview.
This woman defines ignorance. Her inability to make a coherent…Continue
Worley put it quite succinctly:
"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers…Continue
Earlier this month, Republican state Rep. Andy Gipson of Mississippi responded to Barack Obama’s marriage-equality announcement by referencing Biblical commandments calling for gay men to be put to death.
On Facebook Gipson called homosexuality a “sin,” and gay marriage “horrific social policy” while…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on May 21, 2012 at 16:17 — No Comments
The much revered Nelson Mandela ensured that there would be no discrimination based on race, gender and sexual identity/orientation. This was a groundbreaking constitution that came about following the many years of repression under apartheid.
Despite this, South Africa has never managed to escape the brutality…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on May 4, 2012 at 16:50 — No Comments
This photo by the Spanish artist Juan Hidalgo (he's on the left) kissing his husband, has apparently been judged as inappropriate by Facebook's moderators, with the result that a page aiming to publicise a documentary project has been removed.
The organisation behind the project -…Continue
Added by Tim on March 24, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments
The President of the United Nations Human Rights Commission has received a strongly-worded letter of complaint from the Pakistan's UN Ambassador about the…Continue
Added by Tim on March 4, 2012 at 19:36 — No Comments
Viewed from afar, America's religious fundamentalist homophobes often seem ridiculous. And that could hardly be more true in the case of anti-gay pastor Patrick Wooden, who's been doing the rounds of sympathetic talkshows this week with a detailed and graphic description of how gay men supposedly lose muscle tone in their nether regions through doing things he doesn't think are acceptable.
Though you and I may listen and laugh, it's worth remembering that…Continue
Added by Tim on January 27, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
Budapest will be gearing up for 2012's summer LGBT Euro Games but, guess what? Budapest's mayor István Tarlós has stated in a just released letter to Berlin's openly gay mayor that he won't be attending or even watching!
What is it with these ex-Soviet bloc leaders, mayors et al and their ingrained homophobia?
“I disassociate myself from both…Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on December 29, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments