Homophobic persecution and discrimination is rife in large parts of the world, and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are still not recognised or protected by international law. Nonetheless, progress towards equality is being made thanks to the defiance and bravery of activists. >>>
The State Visit to the UK of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been beset by protests against his governments human rights abuses in West Papua, Aceh and the Moluccas. On Wednesday police arrested human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell when he unfurled a West Papuan flag as the Indonesian Presidents limousine departed
Westminster Abbey in central London. >>>
“Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise for Britain’s imposition of anti-gay laws on Commonwealth counties in the nineteenth century, during the period of colonial rule,” urges Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. >>>
South Australian Labor MLC Ian Hunter and British human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell have called for LGBT rights to be put on the agenda of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), to be held in Perth on October 28 – 30 this year.
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell today delivered an early wedding card to Buckingham Palace calling on Prince William and Kate Middleton to "express their support" for same-sex marriages "We hope that within the confines of royal protocol somehow Kate and William will find a way to express their support for marriage equality, so that same-sex couples can have the same right as they
have to get married if they wish," said Peter Tatchell. >>>