Older Gays Persecuted for Spent Convictions

“Manchester and Northumbria police are visiting gay men convicted of consenting, victimless same-sex behaviour and demanding they provide DNA samples. In some cases, the men’s convictions date back three decades and were under homophobic laws that have since been repealed,” reports Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights advocacy organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. “According […]

Convictions to be Repealed on a Case-by-Case Basis

The Home Office’s stated intention to wipe off pre-1967 convictions for homosexual acts that would have been legal today will not be an across-the-board arrangement, the Government has announced. Instead, people convicted under the indecency laws that outlawed any same sex male relations will have to apply to have their convictions quashed and wait while a case-worker […]

100 People attend LGBT Rally in Bermuda

According to the Bermuda Sun, 100+ people attended a rally in Bermuda on August the 17th calling on the Government to extend human rights legislation to the LGBT community. The newly formed Rainbow Alliance held the event from noon till 2pm at Queen Elisabeth Park. The island decriminalised same sex activity between men in 1994 […]