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Tag Archives: London

MPs subjected to homophobic abuse from activists

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  Two Labour MPs have been subjected to homophobic threats by political activists, with one of them receiving a death threat. In non-connected incidents Labour MPs Ben Bradshaw and Angela Eagle have both been on the receiving end of intimidation and abuse of a homophobic nature. Bradshaw, who is the MP for Exeter and openly gay, was sent a racist and homophobic message ...

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Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

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    Jordan Gray is a transgender musician currently taking part in BBC talent show, The Voice. Jordan impressed the shows judges with her ability but they did not choose her to continue past the first round of auditions. However, luck was on her side when an act from the show had to drop out, giving Jordan a place in the show. ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Holy Week: From Death To Reconciliation

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Christians call the week beginning with Palm or Passion Sunday Holy Week. On the face of it, there is little that is “holy” about it. Take any of the four gospel accounts of the passion and death of Christ, and we are faced with an unremitting account of betrayal, arrest, imprisonment, torture, political and religious intrigue, violence, mass hysteria, cowardice ...

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“Visible to change attitudes” – 25 years of the Gay Police Association

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  A great deal has happened since the Gay Police Association (GPA) was founded in 1990. Indeed, it is difficult – and sometimes painful – to reflect on just how different societal attitudes were towards LGBTI rights 25 years ago, or the struggles our community has had to endure to arrive at where we are now. Acceptance seldom comes easily, ...

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A gay Muslim speaks: Why I left radical Islam

Sohail Ahmed

  Sohail’s story is a contribution to the Peter Tatchell Foundation’s on-going LGBT-Muslim Solidarity campaign, where it gives a platform and voice to LGBT Muslims and ex-Muslims. I was born into a devout Muslim family in East London. My mother wears the niqab and my father keeps a long beard. Both my parents are fundamentalist Salafi-Wahhabi Muslims. I was brought up ...

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Send Me to Space – Three Inspirational Leaders

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  The Kruger Cowne Rising Star Programme, is a global search for a young icon of the future and aims to catapult them onto the international stage and into space. Thirty young people were short-listed, myself included (article here) and it was eventually whittled down to three impressive young finalists. All three finalists will deliver a speech and the winner will ...

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Forgotten Artists – Robert & Robert

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History is packed with homosexual heroes; unfortunately not all make the history books. Robert Colquhoun was a Scottish artist, described by friends as “openly gay at a time it was illegal to be so”. Colquhoun was born in Kilmarnock in 1914 and grew up to win a scholarship, attending Glasgow School of Art. This is where he met his partner ...

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Scot wins UK transgender pageant

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  A young Scot emerged victorious in the final of the UK’s first transgender pageant. Jai Latto, 22, from Walkerburn in the Scottish borders, won the inaugural Miss Transgender UK title in an eventful final in London on Sunday. Jai, one of two Scottish finalists and the winner of the Scottish regional heat, was confirmed as the victor following over ...

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Four Scots in transgender pageant final

The competitors and judges from Sunday's Miss Transgender United heat in Glasgow

Sunday’s historic transgender pageant in Glasgow caught the attention of the mainstream media – and we now know the four contestants who will take part in the UK-wide final. The Miss Transgender United competition is hosting heats in various UK cities, with the final being held in London on 27th September. Miss Transgender United aims to show that trans people ...

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Glasgow writer Kirsty Logan long-listed for LGBT book prize

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Glasgow based author Kirsty Logan’s collection of short stories “The Rental Heart” has been long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize 2015. The longlist of the 10 books on the run to win this year’s award was announced this week at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The Polari First Book Prize, now in its fifth year, is ...

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