Year: 2001

The Future of OutRage!

The following article was written by David Allison, a member of OutRage!, and was published in the last issue of Outcast magazine. We are very keen to hear feedback about the article – please e-mail us or call David on 020 8240 0222. OutRageous new ideas On behalf of OutRage!, David Allison tracks the group’s The Future of OutRage!

Tatchell Confronts President Mugabe

“He is a torturer and should be arrested for human rights abuses” Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was beaten up and briefly knocked unconscious as he attempted to stage a citizen’s arrest of the Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel in Brussels today, Monday 5 March 2001. As Mr Tatchell Tatchell Confronts President Mugabe

GlaxoSmithKline = Aids Profiteer

AIDS drug patents and prices kill people with HIV Coinciding with the opening day of the legal action against the South African government in Pretoria – bought by GalxoSmithKline and 41 other pharmaceutical companies – British protesters will picket the GSK plant in west London today, 5 March 2001, from 8-10am. GSK is the world’s GlaxoSmithKline = Aids Profiteer

Brit Awards Protest

Against Eminem and Brit Awards Judges Eminem Fans Say: “All you queers should be killed” Brit Awards Ceremony, Monday 26 February Protest from 6 – 8pm, Earl’s Court 2 Exhibition Centre, Old Brompton Road entrance (opposite West Brompton tube station). Feminist, gay and student campaigners plan vociferous protests against US rap star Eminem when he Brit Awards Protest

Elton’s duet with Eminem is “misguided”

Elton John’s plans to duet with Eminem at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles are being criticised as “misguided” by the British gay rights group OutRage!. “This duet should only go ahead on the condition that Eminem make a clear public statement condemning homophobic discrimination and violence”, said OutRage!’s Peter Tatchell. “If Eminem cannot express Elton’s duet with Eminem is “misguided”

Is Eminem queer?

“If I saw him in the street I would suspect he might be gay” “Is Eminem queer?”, asks Peter Tatchell of the gay rights group OutRage!. “To me, Eminem looks and dresses queer. His short-cropped, bleached blonde hair, earrings, tattoos and white vests are typical gay club fashion. It would be easy to mistake him Is Eminem queer?

Extracts from Eminem’s Lyrics

Courtesy of GLAAD From “Kill You” You faggots keep eggin me on til I have you at knifepoint, then you beg me to stop? SHUT UP! Give me your hands and feet I said SHUT UP when I’m talkin to you YOU HEAR ME? ANSWER ME! From “Who Knew” You want me to fix up Extracts from Eminem’s Lyrics

Eminem’s songs promote prejudice

His homophobic jibes help make bigotry cool and acceptable “Eminem’s lyrics send out mixed messages, some positive but most negative. Whatever his intention, he reinforces prejudice, instead of undermining it”, says Peter Tatchell of the gay rights group, OutRage!. He was speaking in advance of the US rap star’s UK tour, which begins on 8 Eminem’s songs promote prejudice