LGBTory patron calls for travel ban in light of Uganda's President signing his country's anti-homosexuality law
Uganda's economic downturn and traditionally homophobic majority have now combined to heighten the legal discrimination of LGBT people to an extreme.
In a Lord's Grand Committee debate on youth suicide LGBTory Patron, Lord Black of Brentwood highlighted the serious issue of bullying of young gay and lesbian people.
1) What is the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act?
On 7 January, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act which not only prohibits same sex marriage, but criminalises those who “abet” same sex marriage, which has been interpreted as a de facto ban on gay people even holding a meeting. Penalties include fines and prison sentences.
Dear LGBTory Member
As you are aware, the LGBTory AGM will soon be upon us. As such please find below the 2014 AGM Agenda. I look forward to seeing you there.
Comment piece by LGBTory officer, Zoe Kirk-Robinson -
The introduction of the UK's new Internet filters by a range of ISPs has resulted in numerous problems. While all the problems were predicted the day the filters were first announced (and also the day the previous idea of filters was announced), the resultant outrage has to a great extent prevented discussion of the most important question: are filters of any kind actually necessary?
LGBTory Patron, Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate, has today written a letter to Shri Ghulam abi Azad, the Indian Health Minister, urging him to act to repeal the recent ruling by the Indian Supreme Court, which made gay sex illegal. The full text of Mr Blunt's letter is available to read here.
1) What has happened in India?
The Supreme Court of India ruled on 11 December 2013 that homosexuality remains a criminal offence under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This reverses a 2009 judgment by the Delhi High Court which declared that applying Section 377 to consensual homosexual sex to be unconstitutional.
India’s Supreme Court Re-criminalizes Homosexuality
India's Supreme Court has ruled that homosexuality remains a criminal offence under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This reverses a 2009 judgment by the Delhi High Court which declared that applying the code to consensual homosexual sex was unconstitutional.
When my cousin first heard of the Transgender Day of Remembrance earlier this year, she asked me why the trans* community is so focussed on death. It's not a question I was prepared for but I gave it a lot of thought and I realised that, as a community, there is one thing that we all have in common: whether you are black of white, rich or poor, old or young, the thug in the street will not care. They want to attack us, and they want to kill us, because we are trans*.