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    IDAHO 2010


    by earwicga on 17th May, 2010 at 2:42 pm    

    Via International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

    In more than 80 countries around the world, homosexual acts are still illegal. Sometimes the law dictates life imprisonment. In seven countries the death penalty may be applied.

    Even in countries where homosexuality is not illegal, discrimination and physical assault is more than frequent. It is even worse for trans people who are particularly exposed, and for lesbians, who are particularly made invisible. In some countries, there is a positive progress, but it is fragile. In others, the situation is worse every year.

    Each year, for May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia reminds everybody there is a need for action. It is celebrated through actions (exhibitions, screenings, debates, shows, TV or radio programs, etc.), and promoted by individuals, organizations, institutions, cities, governments in more than 60 countries, on every continent, from Albania to Zimbabwe.

    Today, for May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we ask:

    • all political leaders to fight by any means against violence and discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity;

    • all citizens to use this day to encourage hope, diversity and peace in the world, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

    IDAHO Committee

    Here in the UK Theresa May has been given the role of Minister for Women and Equalities, a role she is shamefully and patently unsuitable for.  Make your voice heard in opposing this appointment here, here and any which way you can.  Or you can just sit back and allow discrimination to continue, as May will do, and pretend not to notice when your gay and/or trans friends and loved ones are abused.  May’s unsuitable appointment hasn’t been made by mistake, and neither has Phillipa Stroud’s.  The Government Equalities Office website states ‘GEO leads across Government on sexual orientation and transgender equality policy.’  I don’t want May’s views to lead across Government or anywhere else.


         
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    1. Kismet Hardy — on 17th May, 2010 at 3:16 pm  

      It’s a disease. And sadly, it’s infected far too many people in this country. It’s a crime against humanity. Someone please hurry up and find a cure for toryism

    2. earwicga — on 17th May, 2010 at 3:38 pm  

      Ha! New Labour’s ‘cure’ was to try to be just like them.

    3. Kismet Hardy — on 17th May, 2010 at 3:42 pm  

      (insert bent over to take it up the arse by Bush quip here)

    4. Fred — on 18th May, 2010 at 8:03 pm  

      I think for now I’m going to sit back and allow discrimination to continue. But continue where?

    5. earwicga — on 18th May, 2010 at 8:13 pm  

      Fred - Just a couple of examples http://birdofparadox.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/andrea-waddell-murder-trial-update-18-may-2010/ & http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2009/10/15/girls-who-killed-man-in-trafalgar-square-had-been-screaming-homophobic-abuse/

    6. Fred — on 19th May, 2010 at 8:29 pm  

      earwicga — your first link doesn’t seem to have any relevance to homophobia, while your second would seem to imply that you believe it possible to better educate the murderous thugs of Britain as to what to shout when kicking someone’s head in.

      Neither is evidence of state oppression, is it?



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