The Equal Love campaign is today formally closing its 2011 application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which sought to secure full equality in UK civil marriage and civil partnership law. This follows the decision of the European Court that the application was “inadmissible” and subsequent fruitless attempts by campaigners to challenge this […]
Peter Tatchell today defended his stance on trans rights and free speech following a Twitterstorm of abuse, hatemail and death wishes in response to his having signed a letter opposing banning people from speaking publicly. Acknowledging that he didn’t support every word in the letter and he didn’t agree with everyone who signed it (in […]
A 3 Minute Theatre play ‘This Is How We Got Here’ has been filmed, showing the history of LGBT Youth North West, a youth group supporting Manchester and the wider community since 1974. Alongside the play there are talking heads interviews with LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders, who discusses the political processes that led […]
With a General Election due next year, Peter Tatchell has laid out his LGBTI manifesto for any incoming government to address. While acknowledging the improvements in our rights since 1999, Tatchell highlights 12 examples of discrimination regarding LGBTI people. Furthermore, 4 out of the 12 examples concern what happens in our schools. The 12 examples […]
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales take place on 29th March – yet marriage was the last thing on the minds of pioneering gay rights crusaders in the 60s and 70s. On Tuesday the 18th of March the Reverend Richard Coles looks at how same sex marriage became the defining issue of recent […]
Protesters at the Indian High Commission urged the Indian Parliament to repeal Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, dating back to 1861, which criminalises homosexuality following a Supreme Court ruling that it still applies. According to Peter Marshall: The protest was a relatively quiet affair while I was there, with stewards in pink scarves and […]
A rally has been set up to protest India’s 377 bill which recriminalises homosexuality with terms up to life imprisonment for “offenders”. If you wish to take part go to the Indian High Commission, Aldwych, London between 2 and 5 pm on Saturday the 11th of January. For maps and further information go here. James […]
Peter Tatchell Foundation: Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill – Repeal the current criminalisation of homosexuality – Respect human rights & the Ugandan constitution. Join the protest urging the Ugandan president to not sign the new homophobic legislation, Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12 noon to 2 pm, Uganda High Commission 58-59 Trafalgar Square (south side) London WC2N 5DX. Nearest tube station: Charing Cross.