Speak out against the gender related bullying – Sponsored Silence from Gender Intelligence

Bullying can take many forms and when young trans people tell us that they feel consistently frightened and anxious about what their fellow students and teachers might say or do we know there is more work to be done. Gender Intelligence are carrying out ‘Stop Our Silence’ in Anti-bullying Week, 18th to 23rd November 2013. Ask your friends to sponsor you then make the donation online.

The Pink Promotion! Monday 18th November – 10 years since repeal of Clause 28

The Pink Promotion! Monday 18th November – 10 years since 28…Wear a pink item of clothing on the Monday 18th November To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Section 28, the law which banned the ‘promotion’ and ‘publication’ of anything supporting a LGBT ‘pretend lifestyle’ we would like everyone in the UK to wear pink, the symbol of diversity.

Urge President Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning

Human Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is asking people to urge US President Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of distributing US military secrets.

“Manning exposed human rights abuses by the US military. She is a courageous human rights defender and should not be in prison. One aspect of Manning’s commitment to human rights is her active support for LGBT equality. She participated in LGBT Pride marches and campaigned against the homophobic US military policy, ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’. In 2008, she attended a rally in New York to oppose attempts to ban same-sex marriage in California. The LGBT community should rally to support her. She is a hero,” said Mr Tatchell.

Feminism in London 2013

Feminism in London 2013 – The UK’s Largest Feminist Conference

Saturday October 26th

Institute of Education, London

Surat pride 06-10-13

The Indian state of Gujurat will host its first LGBT pride march Sunday in the city of Surat. Organized by the Gujarat LGBT Pride Festival (GLGBTPF) with the support of the Foram Foundation, marchers hope to draw attention to the political aspirations of India’s LGBTs and also call on the Supreme Court to finally release its ruling on challenges to …

United Nations human rights chief briefs ministerial meeting on LGBT rights

NEW YORK, 26 September. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today took part in a groundbreaking ministerial meeting on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The meeting marked the first time the topic had been the topic a Ministerial level at the United Nations.

John McCain in surprise condemnation of Putin's hate Laws

John McCain, defeated Republican candidate in the 2008 US Presidential election, has submitted an ‘op-ed’ piece to Russian neswspaper Pravda. While the piece was not published in Russia, it has been released on the English language website Pravda.ru. In it, McCain says “President Putin and his associates… don’t respect your dignity or accept your authority over them. They punish dissent and imprison opponents… they write laws to codify bigotry against people whose sexual orientation they condemn”. Putin’s laws were then debated in the studio, where Stuart Milk was a guest.