British Conservative religious homophobia

This video from England says about itself:

October 2009: Luke’s video of the Tory Pride and Tory Shame event at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. 2009 was the first time that the Tories had held an official gay event at their conference. 2009 was also the year that David Cameron took his party into a European Parliament grouping with homophobic parties in the European Parliament. Luke went to see what Tory Pride and Tory Shame was like – here’s the video of the evening.

From Pink News in Britain:

Tory candidate and Cameron advisor ran church that “cured” homosexuality through prayer

See also here.

London mayor Boris Johnson scraps Pride reception: here.

Lesbian and gay union reps laid into Con-Dem Prime Minister David Cameron for “paying lip service” to tolerance and diversity while leading “reactionary Tories aligned with prejudice and hate: here.

4 thoughts on “British Conservative religious homophobia

  1. Cubans march against homophobia

    16 May

    The following article is from the Associated Press:

    HAVANA – Hundreds of gay and lesbian activists, some dressed in drag and others sporting multicolored flags representing sexual diversity, marched and danced through the streets of Havana on Saturday along with the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro as part of a celebration aimed at eliminating homophobia around the world.

    Some of the marchers played drums and others walked on stilts as they made their way down a wide avenue in the capital’s hip Vedado neighborhood, where they have held a series of debates and workshops ahead of the May 17 celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, which participants say marks the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization stopped listing homosexuality as a mental illness.

    “We have made progress, but we need to make more progress,” said Mariela Castro, a campaigner for gay rights on the island and the leader of Cuba’s National Sexual Education Center. She is also the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro.

    Cuba has come a long way in accepting homosexuality. In the 1960s, shortly after the revolution, homosexuals were fired from state jobs and many were imprisoned or sent to work camps. Others fled into exile.

    But that began to change in the 1980s, in large part to the work of Mariela Castro’s center. Recently, the government has even agreed to include sex change operations for transsexuals under its free national health system, another project championed by the center.

    The workshops and debates held Saturday dealt with issues such as adoption by gay and lesbian couples and whether to legalize gay marriages, a step Mariela Castro has been pushing for years, so far without success. The week of celebrations culminates Monday.


  2. Gay marriage law ratified

    Portugal: The conservative president has announced that he is reluctantly ratifying a law allowing gay marriage, making the predominantly Catholic country the sixth in Europe to let same-sex couples wed.

    President Anibal Cavaco Silva said on Monday that he would not veto the Bill because progressive MPs who enjoy a majority in the country’s assembly would only overturn his decision.

    Elsewhere in Europe, gay marriage is permitted in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Norway.


  3. Payout for teacher fired for being gay

    New Zealand: A Christian school has been ordered to pay undisclosed compensation and apologise to a sports coach that it fired because he was homosexual.

    Board members of Middleton Grange School in Christchurch – on New Zealand’s south Island – will also attend courses on human rights awareness, school principal Richard Vanderpyl reported on Thursday.

    The coach, whose identity has been withheld, was employed in February to coach the girls’ netball team but was dismissed when the school board discovered that he was gay.


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