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26.06.2016

Gay Pride in London: welcome relief from EU troubles

Gay Pride in London: welcome relief from EU troubles

A lot of humour, human rights, celebration of diversity and freedom, here are some pictures of the 2016 yearly Gay Pride Parade in London. We may be out of Europe but can still smile and get on with important social issues.      … »

16.06.2016

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

At an event today in Quito, Ecuador, “A group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths,” our editor, Tony Robinson was asked to speak from a point of view of nonviolence. Sunday’s event in which LGBTI people are killed is nothing new.  They have been murdering us for centuries.  Every day… »

15.06.2016

Orlando

Orlando

A decade ago, Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine highlighted the issue of guns in the US in the most precise and documented way. With clever camerawork and extensive reporting, by examining factors such as poverty and unemployment, by documenting how easily a child today can have access to… »

03.05.2016

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage For women journalists, violence and intimidation don’t just happen in conflict zones, they are every day experiences. “You don’t even have to be in a conflict zone to be violated anymore,” New York Times reporter and author of the Taliban Shuffle Kim Barker said… »

03.05.2016

Action against gun violence is action against militarism

Action against gun violence is action against militarism

Small arms—guns, rifles, etc.—are a key part of the global armed violence epidemic, resulting in about half a million deaths annually. They are, as activist Daniel Mack wrote recently, “the main vector of death and injury worldwide.” The manufacture, trade, proliferation, possession, and use of small arms facilitate… »

22.12.2015

Greece becomes 26th European country to recognise same-sex partnerships

Greece becomes 26th European country to recognise same-sex partnerships

Pressenza republishes this press release by the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association on the news that Greece has passed legislation to allow same-sex partnerships. The concept of registered partnership had existed in Greece since 2009 but was only available to heterosexual… »

22.10.2015

UK LGBT Muslims receive hostility and support at launch of solidarity campaign

UK LGBT Muslims receive hostility and support at launch of solidarity campaign

East London Muslims divided over accepting Muslims who are LGBT There was a mix of hostility and support from local Muslims when the LGBT-Muslim Solidarity campaign was launched with a street stall and pavement discussion in Tower Hamlets, East London, yesterday, 21 October. Organised by the human rights organisation, the… »

12.10.2015

‘Gay gene’ debunked? Environment influences sexuality

‘Gay gene’ debunked? Environment influences sexuality

Biology alone doesn’t cause homosexuality, suggests new epigenetic research Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as being significantly influenced by pre- and post-birth environmental factors. They’ll no doubt see it as refuting claims that… »

06.09.2015

Boysan Yakar: “for us the Pride event is a co-organization, we try to leave everything aside”

Boysan Yakar: “for us the Pride event is a co-organization, we try to leave everything aside”

I just heard the news of the death of Boysan Yakar and Zelis Deniz in a car accident from a friend with ties to Turkey, as do I. It was confirmed by this article on the Turkish LGBT rights website and by all the friends who have been… »

12.07.2015

20 years of Budapest Pride

20 years of Budapest Pride

The police were out in force yesterday in the centre of Budapest to ensure that the annual pride march took place without anyone being violently attacked.  The theme this year was acceptance and equal rights because Hungary is a few steps behind the world’s leading countries in LGBT rights, such… »

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