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London Pride 2013

London Pride 2013.

A gallery of images from Pride 2013 hosted by Pride in London on Saturday, June 29.

Polari Magazine was there to document the LGBT+ community as they took to the streets to take part in the march, which is at the heart of any Pride event.”

Peter Tatchell, a courageous human-rights campaigner

Human Rights.

Adam Dawe from ditto writes about this month’s Campfire storytelling night, and its guest speaker, Peter Tatchell.

45th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967

45 Years of Legal Consensual Gay Sex … With A Few Reservations.

What was the 1967 Sexual Offences Act all about, and how effective was it as a piece of social legislation?

“The Act further restricted gay men by only sanctioning sex between two consenting adult males (i.e. over 21) in private. A threesome (or more-some) was a definite no-no, but even sex with non-participant/s present was an offence, as was consensual sex in an hotel or other ‘public’ place.”

World Pride, London 2012

World Pride, London 2012.

A gallery of images from World Pride hosted by Pride London on Saturday, July 7.

“However, nothing spurs on a marginalised community than staring into the face of adversity. The attendance on the march was far greater than I have seen in years and the atmosphere was defiant and joyous.”

Proud to be …

The Proud2Be Project.

Founded in June 2011 by twin brothers Matt and Jon Price, the Proud2Be project is a video campaign with a message of support for LGBT people.

“This is a message for adults as much as it a message for teens. As Stephen Fry says in his contribution, ‘I think part of life is learning what to be ashamed of and what to be proud of’.”

The LGBTQ General Assembly 2012

The 3rd Annual LGBTQ General Assembly.

David Watters reviews the day, and finds it as varied as it contributors.


History Month Heroes 22 – 29

LGBT History Month Heroes, 4 of 4

In this 4 part feature the 29 heroes – some individuals, some organisations, and some who are their own separate category – are brought together.

LGBT Heroes – Day 27

Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell selected for Polari Magazine’s list of LGBT Heroes. For UK LGBT History Month 2012.

“Peter Tatchell may seem like an obvious choice for our list of LGBT Heroes, but rightly so – he has dedicated his entire adult life to the cause, at times suffering life-threatening physical abuse. I defy anyone to challenge his place here.”

Nigerian Senate votes for draconian anti-gay law

Same-sex marriage and civil unions to be banned.

14 years jail for participants, 10 years jail for helpers & witnesses. Gay advocacy groups & same-sex public affection to be outlawed. Sweeping criminalisation contravenes Article 42 of the Nigerian constitution.

This bill violates the equality and non-discrimination guarantees of Article 42 of the Nigerian Constitution and Articles 2 and 3 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, which Nigeria has signed and pledged to uphold.

The Independent Pink List LGBT Heroes

A profile of the activist David Watters.

David is currently fighting for marriage equality in the European Courts of Human Rights as a part of the Equal Love Campaign. He also founded the Give ‘Em Hope campaign and is the author of Never Blend In. He has also spoken alongside Peter Tatchell and Stuart Milk at the No to Hate Vigil in Trafalgar Square and is a supporter of the HIV/AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust.

A vote for David on the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List is a vote for all of those that campaign tireless for everyone’s human rights, who do so without the aid of fame or the media coverage that comes with it.