Category Archives: LGBT Politics

What Did The Diva Say To The UN Secretary-General?

I know, it sounds almost like an old joke, but I thought something quite interesting happened a few days ago. Scene: The UN International Centre in Vienna Dramatis personæ: The Secretary-General of the United Nations: Ban Ki-Moon, and the Diva: … Continue reading

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Pride

There’s a new film coming out (if you’ll pardon the pun): Pride. It tells the true story of a group of lesbians and gay men from London who went deep into the Welsh valleys to support the miners during the … Continue reading

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The UN Goes Bollywood

The UN Human Rights Office has made the first ever Bollywood music video for gay rights as part of their Free & Equal initiative:   With my Indian ancestry, I thought it rather charming and sweet…

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Welcome, England and Wales…

…you finally made it. At midnight on Saturday 29 March 2014, same-sex couples in England and Wales will be able to legally tie the knot. It’s been a long, hard battle for them to get equality, but the day has … Continue reading

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Presidential? – I Think Not

Reading President Museveni’s speech at his signing of Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality bill is depressing. Not so much because of his clear bigotry, ignorance, and politicking – that’s only to be expected – but because of my realisation of what this means … Continue reading

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“I Am Officially Illegal”

That was the tweet from Dr. Frank Mugisha today at the news that the Ugandan Parliament has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The bill apparently: bans the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ with a maximum of 7 years imprisonment. punishes same-sex marriage with … Continue reading

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Out There

Stephen Fry has collaborated with film-maker Fergus O’Brien to make a two-part documentary Out There. In it, Fry reflects just how much, and how little, things have changed in his lifetime for gay people around the world. Martin and I … Continue reading

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