Thursday , 13 December 2018

Tag Archives: Peter Tatchell

Following campaign Hope Church cancels Angus Buchan Scotland visit

Pastor Angus Buchan

Hope Church has announced the cancellation of Angus Buchan’s visit to Scotland following a campaign highlighting his promotion of homophobic and misogynistic views. Pastor Michael McLeister, of Hope Church at Galashiels told KaleidoScot: “For the sake of the gospel, peace and relationships in our community Hope Church have decided not to run this Angus Buchan Event.” The announcement comes after ...

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Peter Tatchell: Time for a radical rethink of sex education

Peter Tatchell

It’s time for radical rethink of sex education to ensure sexual health and happiness. Millions of young people enter adulthood sexually and emotionally illiterate. Many subsequently endure disordered relationships, ranging from unfulfilling to outright abusive. The result? Much unhappiness – and sometimes mental and physical ill-health. The lack of effective sex and relationship education (SRE) in UK schools is part of ...

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Activists call to ban homophobic pastor from visiting Scotland and UK

Pastor Angus Buchan

Activists say South African Pastor Angus Buchan, criticised for misogyny and homophobia, should be banned from visiting Scotland and the UK. The pastor’s visit, who has been invited by the evangelical Hope Church, has come under strong criticism from LGBTI rights advocates. Buchan who is of Scottish origin and originally a farmer from Zambia, preaches to tens of thousands paying ...

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UK government secretary Justine Greening comes out

Justine Greening

Justine Greening tweeted she was in a same-sex relationship as she joined tens of thousands of people marching through London for the annual Pride parade. The Putney MP and International Development Secretary told her Twitter followers:   Today’s a good day to say I’m in a happy same sex relationship, I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you’re better off out! #Pride2016 ...

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UK government concerned over youth anal sex

Government says anal sex in youth is "risky" and "unwelcome"

The UK government has expressed its concern at the increasing number of  “young people engaging in anal intercourse” which is seen as “risky”, “unrealistic” and “harmful”. Sexual health campaigners slam the report as a “unhelpful” and if implemented likely to cause “an increase in risky behaviour”. The Government’s concerns were cited in a consultation paper Child Safety Online: Age Verification ...

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Actress Emma Thompson endorses TIE campaign

TIE Campaign

Actress Emma Thompson has called for an end to homophobia in Scottish schools and has endorsed the TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign, which is calling on the next Scottish Government to tackle high rates of suicide and self harm amongst LGBT+ school pupils. In backing the campaign, Thompson said: “The time for homophobia is long gone. It’s over. Any ...

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Activists concerned by NUS LGBTI policy

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Activists have expressed their concerns about a motion passed at last week’s National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT conference. The motion, which now becomes NUS policy, made a series of controversial statements in relation to free speech and about the privileged position of white cis gay men. It defended no-platforming of “known oppressors” in addition to stating that “marginalised students ...

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Activists dismayed over alleged gay thief winning against UAE extradition

Downtown Dubai by Emaar Properties

A gay former shoe shop manager, alleged to have committed theft, has won his fight against extradition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid fears he would be “unfairly” trialed and face “torture” because of his sexuality. Michael Halliday, 32, was working as the manager of footwear retailer Level Shoe District in the posh Dubai Mall in the UAE when he ...

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Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

Civil Partnerships

It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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LGBTI Middle East activists accuse Cameron of hypocrisy

Not In Our Name

Middle Eastern activists as well as Scottish politicians condemned statements by Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Hilary Benn that said the killing of LGBTI people by Da’esh/ISIL is a reason why air strikes are necessary. In their speeches in the House of Commons yesterday, Cameron said that air-strikes against Da’esh/ISIL are justified because they are “throwing gay people off buildings”. ...

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