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September 2013

United Nations human rights chief briefs ministerial meeting on LGBT rights

NEW YORK, 26 September. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today took part in a groundbreaking ministerial meeting on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The meeting marked the first time the topic had been the topic a Ministerial level at the United Nations.

Leading Russian gay activist behind Moscow Pride dies

The leading Russian gay activist behind Moscow Pride, Alexey Davydov 36, has died in hospital after a short life dedicated to LGBT rights. Davydov passed away at 5.40am local time today (27 September) in the intensive care unit of a Moscow hospital after a prolonged illness.

Protest against abuse in asylum detention centres

Organised by African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group, many of whose members are refugees seeking asylum in the UK and some of whom are being held in detention.
“We strongly condemn the sexual abuse of vulnerable refugees. The Home Office has ultimate responsibility for these abuses. They happened in asylum detention centres under Home Office control. We are calling on the Prime Minister to condemn the abuses, reform the detention centre system, initiate a public inquiry and press police and prosecutors to bring charges against abusers,” said Edwin Sesange, coordinator of the African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group.
The incidents of sexual abuse and harassment have been revealed by The Observer

LGBT HM 2014 Prelaunch – November 28th 2013

LGBT HM 2014 Prelaunch – Birmingham, Thursday November 28th 2013. You are invited to the prestigious annual LGBT History Month pre-launch in the beautiful Bramall Concert Hall at the University of Birmingham at 6pm.

UPDATED….Bi-Awareness Day – 23rd September

UPDATED…To mark Bi-Awareness Day (23rd September), we have a great little graphic courtest of Drynwhyl.
Plus – The Bisexual Index – are you bisexual? Take the test!
And Bicon 2014 – a gathering of bisexuals and allies 31st July – 3rd August 2014