Alan Turing’s persecution & on-going UK homophobia
Peter Tatchell writes: Homophobia is still with us 60 years after the death of Alan Turing. To combat it, education against all prejudice should be a mandatory subject in every school.
Movies rarely make me cry but I cried when I watched The Imitation Game. Released today, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch ... [Read more]
Who Googles gay porn the most?
As African countries lead the way on criminalising being gay, which country Googles the most gay porn?
Kenya is the country that Googles the most gay porn. Although other African countries have passed laws banning gay rights and gay relationships at the moment Kenya isn’t one of them. However, according ... [Read more]
LGBT – Modern Social Trends
On the basis of polls held among a 15 mln. audience Meetville started a new project Modern Social Trends that focuses at society and reveals its opinion on key, much-debated issues.
The infographic below focuses on Homosexuality and reflects public opinion on several, such as same-sex marriages, gay ... [Read more]
Why cottaging still matters.
In 2008 Jeff Akers, a retired accountant, went into a public toilet in the small town of Walton in Surrey where he was stabbed to death in a homophobic attack. Akers was openly gay. He had a partner of some two decades. And although we’ll never know for sure what he was doing that day, the assumption ... [Read more]
Book – The Oldest Gay in the Village
A powerful, moving and very personal account of one man’s experience of being gay over the last nine decades.
“I am the Oldest Gay in the Village. This is the story of my life and, by extension, of countless others; lives lived half in shadow, half in light. And it is also the story of how mine ... [Read more]
‘Coming Out’ to Play by Jonathan Dahl.
When I was at school it was always the sporty types who were treated differently. Teachers fawned over them and school mates seemed to idolise those who could play a bit of football or cricket or could swim well... I could do none of these. These would-be sports stars had an aura even at that young age ... [Read more]
Further Brunei Protests
www.Cruise.co.uk would like to announce that going forward we will be boycotting the Brunei owned luxury hotel chain Dorchester Collection.
This decision has been made after the countries law was changed as of 01st May ‘14, to phase in increasing the sentence for homosexuality from a maximum ten ... [Read more]
Gay Marriage – It’s up to you by Les Lea
So, the 29th March is rapidly approaching and we gays will be allowed to proclaim our love by getting married… just like anyone else can.
Actually. Wait a minute. Erm, sorry but there are some restrictions. Well there had to be really didn’t there? After all, Equality is a grand concept but we ... [Read more]
Alan Turing Institute must be in Manchester
The Chancellor announced today an Alan Turing Institute is to be established with five years of Government funding from a new £222m funding package.
Alan Turing, the Second World War code-breaker, is to be honoured with a new research institute in his name and Manchester MP John Leech has called ... [Read more]
Dr Christian asks: Cure me, I’m Gay
In this one off documentary Dr Christian Jessen will explore the motives and practices behind therapies that offer to change people’s sexuality. He asks if it is possible to ‘cure’ homosexuality and will boldly undertake some of these ‘cures’ to see if he can change his sexual preference.
Undercover ... [Read more]
It’s the ‘gays’ to blame by G. Alexander
In a world that is rapidly turning on itself, it’s heartening to know that we know who to blame for all the horrible things going on around the globe… those pesky gays. Why, if it wasn’t for them, some politicians say, we’d have gotten away with our ‘perfect’ world.
Alas ... [Read more]
‘#HomoPromo’: Gay equality art campaign piles heat on Russia
Online poster campaign, in support of Stonewall, launched to protest against Russia’s controversial laws on homosexuality
Winning posters to be exhibited and auctioned off to raise money for Stonewall’s work internationally
Creative people from all over the world invited to design and submit ... [Read more]
Book Review: Secrets Make You Sick
Many people live their lives desperately holding onto a secret.
Abused as a child?
Living with HIV?
Addicted to crack cocaine?
Being gay in a country where homosexuality is illegal?
Well Trevor Kleinhans has lived his life with all of the above, and the remarkable story of how holding ... [Read more]
The hidden homophobic shame of the NHS by Peter Tatchell
The posthumous royal pardon granted to war-time code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing was a long overdue attempt to put right a grave injustice. Turing had been convicted of homosexuality in 1952, under the same nineteenth century ‘gross indecency’ law that sent Oscar Wilde to prison in 1895 ... [Read more]
LIVE AND LET LOVE
Thousands of Swedes sing Russian national anthem in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, in support of Russian LGBT people. A film project, called LIVE AND LET LOVE, is a Swedish contribution to the debate concerning LGBT, human rights and the winter games in Sochi, Russia.
In summer 2013, newspapers and ... [Read more]
Another Footballer Reveals He Is Gay
It would appear that Tom Daley announcing last month he was in a relationship with a man has had an effect on other sportsmen… well… maybe one.
Former German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, who retired from the sport recently because of a knee injury, has announced in an article for German magazine ... [Read more]
Turing receives royal pardon
“Not before time,” some say, as the man who changed the course of WWII, is at last given the respect and the justice he deserves.
Back in 1952, the mathematician who found a way to decipher the German Enigma Code, thus shortening the war considerable and thereby saving thousands of lives ... [Read more]
Gay Icon Russian Dolls
Creative agency Mother and The Kaleidoscope Trust are sticking two fingers up at homophobia in Russia this Christmas.
The Russian LGBT community is facing increasingly harsh treatment at the hands of authorities. Attacks on gay people are rising, in a country where homosexuality has been classified ... [Read more]
Rugby stars claim many gay players live a lie
Gareth Thomas and James Haskell discuss homosexuality in sport and the Hollywood movie of the Welsh legend’s life story
The first openly gay international rugby player, Gareth Thomas, joins current England international James Haskell in claiming many professionals in the sport hide their homosexuality ... [Read more]
Book – Why is the penis shaped like that?
A book that has been out for a couple of months now but seems to have slipped under the radar is an interesting and often funny tome called, ‘Why is the penis shaped like that?’
Author Jesse Bering admits that he has been obsessed with his ‘willy’ for as long as he can ... [Read more]
German football flying the flag
The fight against homophobia in football has taken a positive turn over in Europe where second division German club St Pauli has announced that they will fly the rainbow flag, symbolising gay pride, permanently at their Hamburg stadium.
"The club has been active for many years against ... [Read more]
A Little Gay History
The British Museum is publishing A Little Gay History by curator R. B. Parkinson. The book draws on around forty objects in the museum’s collection ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri to works by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to look at same-sex desire across 11000 years ... [Read more]