Homophobia in Britain

This is a video from ITV in Britain about Tony Blair’s homophobic government minister Ruth Kelly.

From British daily The Guardian:

Homophobia rife in British society, landmark equality survey finds

Bullying in schools worse than for older generations

Public bodies complacent, says gay rights charity

John Carvel, social affairs editor

Tuesday April 1 2008

Britain’s 3.6 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people see themselves confronted by huge barriers of prejudice at every level of society, according to the first authoritative poll of their views.

The poll, commissioned by the equality charity Stonewall, which said some public bodies were too “smug” about their record on discrimination, indicates that the schoolyard is the most entrenched bastion of prejudice.

The YouGov poll of 1,658 gay adults found homophobic bullying in schools is more prevalent now than in previous decades. Around 30% of lesbian and gay people expect to encounter discrimination if they were to try to enrol a child at primary or secondary school, and 80% believe they would have difficulty if they were to apply to become a school governor. …

One in four think they will be treated less fairly by police if they become a victim of hate crime, while one in five expect to find it harder than a heterosexual person to get social housing, and nine in 10 expect barriers to becoming a foster parent.

The poll also suggested prejudice is endemic in political life, with most lesbian and gay people expecting discrimination if they seek selection by a party to run for parliament. Nearly nine in 10 think they would face such barriers from the Conservative party, 61% from the Labour party and 47% from the Liberal Democrats.

Shame on the Thatcherite Conservative and Blairist ‘New’ Labour governments in Britain for their pro discrimination policies.

Tories and Labour attack migrants in House of Lords report: here. And here. And here.

Homophobia in Uganda: here.

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