LGBTory patron calls for travel ban in light of Uganda's President signing his country's anti-homosexuality law
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.
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.
Turkish Cypriots to repeal gay ban by Christmas
Nicosia 11 October 2013 – Two years after Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu promised Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis to repeal the north part of the island’s ban on homosexuality, the London MEP has returned to Cyprus to revive the process.
As Conservatives began their annual conference in Manchester, party activists were being told to “think pink” and appeal to LGBT voters in the 2015 General Election.
The organisation of LGBTory's annual fringe event at Conservative Party Conference, joint with Stonewall, is now complete. The final panel membership, which will be chaired by LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton, has now been released.
Following recent news that the Department For Education has removed gender identity from the latest draft of the National Curriculum for Schools, there has been an outcry from LGBT campaigners across the country.
1) What is the “anti-gay” law?
In June this year Russian lawmakers voted to adopt Federal Law 135-FZ banning “propaganda about non-traditional sexual relations”to minors. This follows on from earlier similar bans at regional level in 10 Russian oblasts, including in St. Petersburg in 2012.
Brighton Kemptown's Conservative MP, Simon Kirby, has written to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, urging him to condemn the Russian Government's treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The full text if his letter can be read here.