72 countries still criminalise same-sex relations and there is an anti-LGBT backlash in about 20 countries. But liberation cannot be halted forever. Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. It knows no borders.
60th anniversary of Wolfenden recommending partial decriminalisation.
Jason Marshall was found guilty on 9 August in London of murdering an elderly gay man, Peter Fasoli, who he lured on the dating app Badoo. He murdered another gay man in Italy and tried to kill a third gay man, also in Italy.
East London mosque has history of hosting homophobic hate preachers.
On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which is this Thursday, 27 July, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, is being urged to “apologise and compensate men convicted under discriminatory anti-gay laws – both before and after the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality 50 years ago.”
The criminalisation of homosexuality did not end in the UK until 2013 – a full 46 years after the Sexual Offences Act 1967. So don’t be misled by the celebrations on 27 July, which will mark the fiftieth anniversary of this legislation.
Has LGBT Pride lost its way? This is a question more and more people are asking in the run up to Saturday’s Pride London parade.
UK law criminalises more than half of all young people.
Islamic literature once revered & celebrated same-sex love. Why not now?
“Equal honorifics for the partners of people with noble titles!” is an unlikely human rights battle cry. But David Furnish says it is discrimination to deny him a title after he married Sir Elton John because, he notes, a woman in his situation would be awarded the title of Lady.
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