Tag Archives: homophobia

High Court protects schoolkids

A High Court judge today ruled that an exclusion zone banning protests around Anderton Park School in Sparkhill, Birmingham is to continue indefinitely. The school has been at the centre of public protests because it has been delivering lessons on things like respecting difference that some parents and unconnected local residents find troubling, fervently arguing that they know better than […]

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Scottish Pardon passes into law without opposition

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Bisexual and gay men in Scotland will receive automatic pardons for historical convictions made under homophobic laws. Under the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) Bill, which has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament, men will also have convictions of same-sex sexual activity that is now legal removed from central criminal conviction records. Last year, First Minister Nicol Sturgeon […]

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Europe says #ShareYourDream

The European Commission has launched a social media campaign around LGBTI equality under the hashtag #ShareYourDream – with language and message strongly reminiscent of the “We Have More In Common” language used following the killing of Jo Cox MP during the UK’s EU referendum campaign. It reflects last year’s EuroBarometer polling showing 60% of EU citizens see discrimination based on […]

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Section 28 to go in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament’s Communities Minister Wendy Alexander MSP has announced that Section 28’s days are numbered.  The date for repeal is not yet set but it will form part of the legislative agenda for the Scottish Parliament. The clause, which bans the “promotion of homosexuality” through schools and libraries, has not seen a single successful prosecution in more than a […]

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