Hackney launches borough wide LGBTQI+ festival and history drive

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Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just one of a host of …

San Diego Campaigns for Bayard Rustin Postage Stamp

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The San Diego LGBT Community will celebrate Black History Month on February the 10th with the fourth San Diego Bayard Rustin Honors celebration. Rustin was a mentor to Martin Luther King and a champion of civil rights. In 2013 Bayard Rustin – who died in 1987 – was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with his partner Walter Naegle …

The Proud Trust Launches BHM 2016 Resource

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Manchester based The Proud Trust has a Black History Month resource for 2016 focusing on recognising and challenging prejudice within our communities and on encouraging young people to see their collective responsibility and potential for helping to create spaces where all people feel welcome, respected and valued. The resource features a mix of fun and simple activities to help explore complex …

Proud trust Makes Links with Black History Month

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The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth NW) have produced a new youth work and education resource pack: “In the UK we dedicate October to exploring and learning about the rich history of Black peoples and communities; a section of history that is often overlooked, mis-represented and poorly documented, much like February where we dedicate the month to exploring and uncovering lost …

Black History Month LGBT info

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October is Black History Month in the UK and here is our list of people and organisations. People This list is, of course, not exhaustive. Nicola Adams MBE (1982-) British Boxer and Olympic medallist Pav Akhtar employment and equality law practitioner John Amaechi (1970 – ), basketball player Stephen K. Amos , comedian Lord Waheed Alli (1964 – ), politician Dean Atta (1988 – ), poet, …

Stand Up for Gay Rights in Nigeria: Oppose the Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Stand Up for Gay Rights in Nigeria: Oppose the Anti-Gay Marriage Law – Homophobic politicians in Nigeria have since 2006 have been scheming to tighten laws against homosexuality in the country. They sponsored anti same sex marriage bills, incited Nigerians against sexual minorities and politicized homosexual issues.

Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34

Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34 – A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man, saying “I’m very much in love with you,” has died.Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, 34, passed away on Friday roughly one month after his family removed him from the hospital where he had been seeking treatment for a hernia. Mr Mbede was arrested in March 2011 in connection with the text message and received a three-year sentence.

Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill

Peter Tatchell Foundation: Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill – Repeal the current criminalisation of homosexuality – Respect human rights & the Ugandan constitution. Join the protest urging the Ugandan president to not sign the new homophobic legislation, Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12 noon to 2 pm, Uganda High Commission 58-59 Trafalgar Square (south side) London WC2N 5DX. Nearest tube station: Charing Cross.

Namibian political leader stands up for gay rights

Namibian political leader stands up for gay rights – Leader of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance in Namibia says ‘Africans must stop hiding the reality’ of LGBTI citizens. The leader of one of Namibia’s political parties has spoken out for gay rights and gone head-to-head with his opponents who claim homosexuality is un-African.

Reclaiming the dancehall from the homophobes

Reclaiming dancehall from the homophobes – A new generation of gay Londoners are getting down to hardcore Jamaican sounds. Dancehall’s old guard are losing ground to newer artists with no time for such prejudices, and a fresh generation of gay DJs and clubbers have started looking beyond the outdated narrative that dancehall = homophobic.