Tuesday , 21 January 2020

Tag Archives: Kaleidoscope Trust

Holyrood’s intervention regarding LGBTI rights backfires in Ghana

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon raised on Friday LGBTI rights with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The intervention, uncalled for by LGBTI Ghanaians, has caused a backlash against the LGBTI community and a media moral panic against a “homosexual lobby” trying to allegedly tarnish Ghana’s image and force “unAfrican” habits unto the nation. The Ghanaian leader, John ...

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LGBTI Rights to be on Commonwealth Agenda in 2018

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Baroness Patricia Scotland, the next Secretary General of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), hopes to ensure LGBTI rights are firmly on the agenda in 2018. She stated that she intends to talk to member governments soon, with a view to reaching a consensus, but acknowledged she cannot force Commonwealth governments to discuss decriminalisation, saying: “we do not have ...

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Campaigners applaud Commonwealth action on LGBTI rights

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Campaigners have expressed their delight at the Commonwealth’s urging of its leaders to deliver human rights for LGBTI people. For the first time the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been included by the Commonwealth People’s Forum, the official civil society gathering held in advance of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Two sessions were ...

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MPs call for end to LGBTI discrimination

Stewart McDonald MP: "This group has been founded at a crucial time."

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, yesterday formally launched a new cross-party group to champion intrenational LGBTI equality and rights. The newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBTI Rights is the first of its kind, and includes members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The APPG will take on the ...

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