Tatchell Defends Stance Following Twitterstorm

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 […]

French Racist and Homophobic hash tags: Hollande Takes on Twitter

The French government has declared war on the racism, anti-antisemitism and homophobia spreading on Twitter. Twitter’s French timeline has recently born witness to ever more disturbing hashtags, such as #SiMonFilsestGay (if my son were gay) and #SiMaFilleRaméneUnNoir (if my daughter brought a black man home) and #unBonJuif’ (a good Jew), which has led to particularly […]

Pre-Launch for LGBT History Month 2013

    We’re nearly there!   If you haven’t booked your ticket with Eventbrite, you can see the whole thing, including the afternoon debate and the speakers, by going to this link: https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/cetfloeim69ocnpp0a97d7dtjb8   It will be live from 11am right through till the event closes.   If you want to talk about the event […]

Fury Apologises to Price

The British heavyweight Tyson Fury has apologised for making abusive comments about the British and Commonwealth champion David Price – and for a tweet posted on his timeline that he denies writing, which said “dont like gays shoul all b shot dead”. Fury is already facing possible action from the British Boxing Board of Control after posting […]


With International Coming Out Day just around the corner (11-10-12) it seems an apposite time to tell people about the RUComing Out Website, which deals with precisely that subject. It’s worth visiting, especially if you are a lesbian and/or black, since most of the coming out stories so far are from white men. In the […]

Bis of Colour

A new social and networking group called Bis of Colour has formed and if you identify as such you are invited to get involved. To find out more about the group, please have a look at our blog on Tumblr (http://bisofcolour.tumblr.com/) and updates on Twitter (@bisofcolour) If you have any questions, or would like to […]

Come Out 4 Marriage

A new cross party and cross media campaign, Out4Marriage.org, to support changing the law to allow gay couples to marry has launched to help spread the message that most people in Britain and indeed the Western world, are happy to “come Out4Marriage”. Out4Marriage is modeled on the hugely successful ‘It Gets Better’ YouTube project launched […]