UN vote “shameful”

Commenting on the UN vote to remove sexual orientation from the resolution against extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions: The UN: IGLHRC: Gay rights and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said: “This is a shameful day in United Nations history. It gives a de facto green light to the on-going murder of LGBT people UN vote “shameful”

Moscow Gay Pride march success

First full march, police outwitted, no arrests Thirty Russian lesbian, gay and bisexual activists foiled the police and FSB security services by holding a 10 minute flashmob Gay Pride march on one of Moscow’s major thoroughfares, Leningradsky Street, this afternoon, Saturday 29 May. Carrying a 20 metre long rainbow flag and placards in Russian and Moscow Gay Pride march success

Malawi couple pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has pardoned the couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were recently senenced to 14 years hard labour on charges of homosexuality. Peter Tatchell, the British human rights campaigner from OutRage!, who has championed Steven and Tiwonge’s case and supported them personally, arranging prison visitors, food parcels and medicine, Malawi couple pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika

Moscow Pride 2010

Exclusive 6 minutes video of Moscow Pride film director Vladimir Ivanov about the preparations and the action of fifth Moscow Pride on Saturday 29 May 2010.   Vladimir Ivanov is the film director of “Moskva. Pride ’06” documentary which was selected for Berlin Film Festival in 2007.

Moscow court upholds Gay Pride ban

EU, UK and US fail to condemn ban Russian gays will defy courts and mayor Activists gather in secret Moscow location “In a shameless display of feeble deference to the Mayor of Moscow, a court in the Russian capital today upheld Mayor Luzhkov’s ban of the fifth attempted Moscow Gay Pride parade. The judge acted Moscow court upholds Gay Pride ban

14 years for Malawi couple is “brutal”

Jailed men could die in squalid prison Malawi reverts to the mentality of the Hastings Banda dictatorship Only hope is for Steven and Tiwonge to appeal to the High Court “This is an appalling, vindictive and brutal sentence, which tramples on Malawi’s constitution, violates personal privacy and reverses the country’s commitment to human rights. “Steven 14 years for Malawi couple is “brutal”

Save the Life of LGBT Activist Kiana Firouz

Iranian lesbian activist Kiana Firouz is currently seeking asylum in the United Kingdom after a controversy over the upcoming release of Cul de Sac. The film, which stars Firouz and includes explicit lesbian sex scenes, is based heavily on Firouz’s life and struggles as a lesbian in Iran. Directors Ramin Goudarzi-Nejad and Mahshad Torkan posted Save the Life of LGBT Activist Kiana Firouz

Malawi gay trial verdict “unjust and cruel”

Steven Monjeza & Tiwonge Chimbalanga found guilty of homosexuality Convicted men hope that an appeal will overturn magistrate’s decision “This is an outrageous verdict. While Steven and Tiwonge freely confirmed their love for each other, there was was no credible evidence that they had committed any illegal homosexual acts,” said London-based human rights campaigner Peter Malawi gay trial verdict “unjust and cruel”