Metro: Batwoman gets a gay makeover

But gay and lesbian campaign group Outrage says making Batwoman a lesbian is more about pandering to the fantasies of adult male readers than diversity. Spokesman David Allison said: ‘Most pre-adolescent children neither know nor care about the sexuality of their comic book heroes. And it is well known that lots of men get turned Metro: Batwoman gets a gay makeover

Sun: Gay or Street?

But David Allison, of pressure group Outrage, said: “Gay people are too often portrayed as limp-wristed, handbag-swinging poofs. This is a great step forward.”

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

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

Exhibition at the Museum of London

[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157624052166726″] Pride & Prejudice: lesbian and gay London Friday, 2nd July – Sunday, 22nd August “The legalisation of homosexuality in 1967 has enabled lesbians and gays to become an increasingly visible part of London’s life. ‘Pride & Prejudice: lesbian and gay London’ is an exhibition exploring the contribution they have made to London’s Exhibition at the Museum of London

Protest as Performance

Peter Tatchell celebrates the OutRage! art of activism, where style and symbolism are used to empower the struggle for queer emancipation Making A Scene: Performing Culture Into Politics, Henry Rogers and David Burrows (Editors), ARTicle Press in association with the IKON Gallery, Birmingham, 2000 In this chapter from Making A Scene, Peter Tatchell explains how Protest as Performance

Decima Exhibition: Art or Blasphemy?

The Catholic Media Office and Evangelical Alliance have written to complain about the exhibition “Was Jesus a Homosexual?” currently on show at London’s Decima Gallery. Although the Catholic Media Office declined to send anyone to view the exhibition, the Evangelical Alliance sent a Free Presbyterian priest (the same extremist sect as the notorious Rev. Dr. Decima Exhibition: Art or Blasphemy?