Same-sex marriage should become law in France today, as the bill goes through its second and final reading in Parliament – but the predicted victory will taste bittersweet.
Opposition to equality for gay, lesbian and bisexual people is nothing new. The difference today is the language. Not so long ago, MPs were willing to stand up in the House of Commons and liken gay people to “pimps”, “prostitutes” and “spivs”. Homosexuality was deemed “uncivilised”, and love between consenting adults was labelled a “perversion”. [...]
With such abhorrent homophobic and Islamophobic views as these, why would anyone want to vote the US Republican Party into power?
Elton John has called on Ukraine to drop a proposed law that would proscribe public discussion of LGBT rights and also called for an end to homophobic violence.
As Left Foot Forward reported last week, there are big fears racism, anti-Semitism and violence will mar Euro 2012, which kicks off tomorrow in Poland.
Russian LGBT festival organisers were terrorised and followed home by homophobic gangs with no assistance from nearby police.
Alex Hern reveals that the Telegraph’s story on Free Schools and section 28 is ten years out of date – this isn’t Gove’s nasty, it’s Blair’s.
Paul Canning, the editor of LGBT Asylum News, writes on the defeat of the Ugandan anti-gay bill – and the prospect of it coming back.
William Hague defended yet another homophobic Tory candidate today, Philippa Stroud – who founded a church that tried to “cure” homosexuals through prayer.