World News

Local Town Refuses to Give in to Fundies

Pink News reports that in one small town in rural Maine, the community has taken a stand against a rabble rousing trio of local religious fundamentalists who wanted to censor a library display, ironically about books that neo-conservatives always moan about.  The local Library Service was marking a week of commemorations of books which are frequently vandalised or stolen by various thieves, and it seems that many of the titles are LGBT or BME in content.  A petitioning letter was started by local hate groups that wanted to stop the commemorations.  But in a packed meeting, attended by many

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Advocates to Sue 'Phobic Russian Immigration

The idea that anyone would want to seek asylum in Russia, with its poor record on free media and human rights, might seem laughable to us in the democratic West.  However, there are a tiny number of applicants every year.  An even smaller percentage of those are from LGBT people fleeing even more

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Fundies Fulminating over Feminist Flavour

LGBT Activists Mourn UN Ally Annan

Kofi Annan, the first African Secretary General of the United Nations was remembered by LGBT groups this week in the wake of his passing. Mr Annan steered the UN between 1997 and 2006 and championed causes such as gay equality and combatting HIV.

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Give Generously - Fighting the Hate in the US

It has long been the contention of gay activists that people with homophobic views are prone to deranged violence, outbursts of rage and should be generally removed from the community to a place of medical sanctuary.

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17
Jul

Many people feel more comfortable with a woman doing work around their home or garden. And we know that many LGBTQ people in particular have an affinity to environmentalism.

11
Jun

The leader of the black supremacist organisation, Nation of Islam, namely Louis Farrakhan, has had his twitter account unverified – a procedure which denies him the luxury of what Twitter

03
Jun

LGBT and Roman Catholic groups have united to condemn a startling attack on His Holiness Pope Francis.  The Pontiff has over the last few years made some very progressive gestures, in keeping with

08
May

A gaggle of fundamentalist Christians who believe that they have been converted from gay to straight by divine intervention have failed in their stated intentions to gather hundreds of people to ra

13
Apr

Reports of the end of the alternative press are premature it seems. Gay Star News this week looked back on the Annual Feminist and Queer Zine Fest held at Barnard College in New York.

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