08. 02. 2014
Many Russias: Sochi’s Absurdist Olympics

Many Russias: Sochi’s Absurdist Olympics

Many Russias: Sochi’s Absurdist Olympics On 7 February, the world will witness one of the most absurdist events in its history: the Winter Olympic Games will be hosted in notoriously cold Russia, but...

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05. 02. 2014
Girls’: Lesbians in Russia

Girls’: Lesbians in Russia

‘Girls’: Lesbians in Russia (feministtimes.com) The photo series ’Girls’ was made in response to the Russian federal law banning ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’. Since the legislative ban on gay propaganda, the attitude of...

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04. 01. 2014
Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ –
aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians

Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ – aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians

The prevalence is unknown though “one support group in Cape Town told ActionAid researchers in 2009 they deal with 10 new cases every week.” On the independent: Mvuleni Fana was walking down a...

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31. 12. 2012
The disgrace of papal blessing for Ugandan homophobia

The disgrace of papal blessing for Ugandan homophobia

From: the guardian The Catholic Church is foundering, and it’ll take a lot more than 140 characters and a rightwing “news” hack to put it on a modern track. The pope is a...

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23. 11. 2012
“None of these princesses get to marry another girl…

“None of these princesses get to marry another girl…

Earlier this month I posted about the project my 11-year-old pupils have asked to do in their PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) lessons. They want to investigate why men and women are different,...

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13. 11. 2012
Two thirds of gay students feel excluded from team sports at university

Two thirds of gay students feel excluded from team sports at university

Homophobia in school can put gay students off sport for life, according to research by the National Union of Students (NUS). By the time they get to college or university 34.6% of lesbian, gay, bisexual...

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12. 11. 2012
California Outlaws Therapy To “Cure” Homosexuality In Kids

California Outlaws Therapy To “Cure” Homosexuality In Kids

California is now the first state to outlaw “conversion therapy” — treatments intended to “cure” homosexuality — when practiced on minors. (You can read the bill here). The future of the bill is up in the...

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11. 11. 2012
The New Gay Marriage Map (US)

The New Gay Marriage Map (US)

Gay rights advocates won five major victories across the United States yesterday. Wisconsin elected America’s first openly gay Senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Maryland voted to affirm a same-sex marriage act the state legislature approved earlier...

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11. 11. 2012
I Was a Secretly Gay Jehovah’s Witness: How I Tried to Pray the Gay Away

I Was a Secretly Gay Jehovah’s Witness: How I Tried to Pray the Gay Away

The following is an excerpt from  Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion published by Lethe Press. I learned what it meant to be a homo from a fellow sixth grader. Michael...

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03. 11. 2012
Same-Sex Marriage Support Up Among Basically Everyone

Same-Sex Marriage Support Up Among Basically Everyone

Republicans have been trying to use same-sex marriage as a wedge issue to secure more votes from Latino Americans — a group that the GOP has actively marginalized because of the GOP’s general...

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28. 10. 2012
Gay and lesbian parents are “perfectly average” (i.e. just like everyone else)

Gay and lesbian parents are “perfectly average” (i.e. just like everyone else)

A report out in the October issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry finds that “high-risk” children adopted from foster care do just as well when matched with gay, lesbian or straight parents....

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19. 10. 2012
Nick Griffin’s tweets and the limits of free speech

Nick Griffin’s tweets and the limits of free speech

[…] Regardless of whether people visit this house or not, this controversy will unfold in a particularly frustrating manner. Griffin has already begun to complain that he is a free speech martyr, the...

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13. 10. 2012
NoHomophobes.com – tracking homophobic language on twitter

NoHomophobes.com – tracking homophobic language on twitter

NoHomophobes.com Look at how quickly those trackers rise.  And, beautifully, the tweeters are being named and shamed. Related: NoHomophobes Site Exposes Homophobic Tweets in Real-Time (mashable.com) Counting casual homophobia real-time #NoHomophobes (osocio.org) Twitter...

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27. 09. 2012
How My Church Tried to Make Me Hate Gay People

How My Church Tried to Make Me Hate Gay People

[Trigger warning] The following post contains frank descriptions of the hate speech against LGBTQ people that my church used to inculcate fear and contempt in its youth. It’s probably not something you want...

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26. 09. 2012
Homophobia is still rife in UK prisons

Homophobia is still rife in UK prisons

Despite moves in recent years towards eradicating discrimination against prisoners on the grounds of race or religion, the challenges facing gay men in prison have still not been addressed sufficiently by the prison...

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26. 09. 2012
Athy (Ireland) councillor, supporting gay marriage, is called on to resign from school board by Catholic group

Athy (Ireland) councillor, supporting gay marriage, is called on to resign from school board by Catholic group

Dear Old Ireland. Athy town councillor Aoife Breslin (pictured) has been called on to resign her position on the board of management of a local school by an Athy resident who represents a right...

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19. 09. 2012
China – Pressure to conform for 17 and 30 million gays “is crippling”

China – Pressure to conform for 17 and 30 million gays “is crippling”

Coming out as gay is tough almost the world over. In China, it can constitute a major tragedy. When one man in northeast China told his parents he was gay, his father pulled...

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09. 08. 2012
This is how to end gay cures

This is how to end gay cures

 An email this morning from Allout.org: They’re coming to the UK. This Sunday, an extremist religious group is holding workshops for gays and lesbians on how to hate themselves for who they are. These...

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31. 07. 2012
Why is Michael Gove so close to Christian extremists from LoveWise?

Why is Michael Gove so close to Christian extremists from LoveWise?

More evidence (as if we needed it) that this government is vehemently anti-choice. A government backed Christian charity called Lovewise teaches school children that most rape victims ‘regret abortion’. According to Dina Rickman, the charity also teaches children that...

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25. 07. 2012
Archbishop ‘links MP’s death to being gay’

Archbishop ‘links MP’s death to being gay’

Unbelievable. Philip Tartaglia, the current Bishop of Paisley who has voiced his opposition to legalise same-sex marriage, appeared to suggest David Cairns’s death was connected to his sexual orientation. While he did not name...

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