Year: 2007

Gay Iraqi victims of Islamist death squads

[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157600042494571″] LGBT victims of homophobic assassinations by the Sadr and Badr fundamentalist militias in Iraq. Baghdad refuses to protect gays and denounces UN report “Iraqi lesbians and gays continue to be subjected a systematic reign of terror by Shia death squads. The government of Iraq refuses to crack down on the killers or Gay Iraqi victims of Islamist death squads

Moscow Mayor – Met Police inquiry

Press Secretary’s Alleged Assault on Gay Russian Journalist The Metropolitan Police in London are investigating a complaint of alleged assault on Russian gay activist and journalist, Nikolai Alekseev, by a member of the Mayor of Moscow’s staff. The incident happened following the press conference given by the mayors of London, Berlin, Paris, Moscow and Beijing Moscow Mayor – Met Police inquiry

Briefing: Moscow Gay Pride

Background briefing by Nikolai Alekseev, Organiser of Moscow Gay Pride “Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov routinely breaches Russia’s constitution and laws, and the European Convention, by depriving gay people of their right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. “The real reason behind the ban of the first ever Moscow Gay Pride, held in May Briefing: Moscow Gay Pride

Moscow Mayor protest gets big Russian coverage

Russian gay leader threatened: “we will get you” Yuri Luzhkov bans Moscow Gay Pride, due 27 May Gays denounced as “satanic,” “unnatural” and “deviations” Russian gay leader Nikolai Alekseev expressed “delight” at the “massive coverage in the Russian media” of Wednesday’s London protest against Moscow’s notoriously homophobic mayor, Yuri Luzhkov. Mr Alekseev joined the protest, Moscow Mayor protest gets big Russian coverage

Moscow Mayor Luzhkov Protest

[flickr_set id=”72157594562459124″] London, 28 February 2007 – Protest against homophobic Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov who was in London to meet the mayors of London, Paris and Berlin. Luzhkov has banned Moscow Pride and denounced gay people as ‘satanic’. © OutRage! 1990-2010. You are free to use this photo to illustrate news stories and articles about Moscow Mayor Luzhkov Protest

Moscow Mayor protest, City Hall, London

Russian gay leader will join London demo Yuri Luzhkov bans Moscow Gay Pride Gays are “satanic,” “unnatural” and “deviations” The Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, will face gay rights protesters, headed by Peter Tatchell of OutRage! and Russian gay leader Nikolai Alekseev, when he meets London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, at City Hall, London, tomorrow, Wednesday, Moscow Mayor protest, City Hall, London

Jamaican gays escape lynching

Police batter victim of homophobic mob Four men narrowly escaped being lynched by a homophobic mob in Kingston, Jamaica, on Valentine’s Day, last Wednesday, 14 February 2007. A crowd of around 200 people besieged the men in a pharmacy in the Tropical Plaza shopping centre, abusing them with anti-gay taunts and threats to kill them. Jamaican gays escape lynching

Homophobic terror in Iraq

Hasan Sabeh was a happy, talented 34 year old a transgender fashion designer, affectionately known as Tamara. He lived in the al-Mansor district of Baghdad. In January 2007, he was tending his fashion accessories stall in a street market. An Islamist death squad, wearing Iraqi police uniforms, seized Tamara, partially stripped his clothes off and, Homophobic terror in Iraq

Religious SORS Protest

[flickr_set id=”72157594471216718″] Fundamentalist Christians and Muslims protesting outside the House of Lords, London, January 9, 2007, against the inclusion of gays and lesbians in anti-discrimination legislation for the provision of goods and services. Faith groups are already protected by law but do not want LGBT people included. Nevertheless, despite the protest by the religious bigots, Religious SORS Protest