This video is called STOP HOMOPHOBIA! (International Day Against Homophobia 2012) – Sand Animation by SILVIA EMME.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Anti-LGBTQ discrimination widespread
Update: Friday, May 17, 2013, 08:56
Discrimination against gay men, lesbians and transsexuals is widespread in the European Union, researchers say. About half of all respondents felt in the year before the survey that they had been discriminated against or harassed because of their sexual orientation.
Lesbians (55%), respondents aged 18-24 (57%) and people with the lowest incomes (52%) had experienced this most. 90 percent of those did not report the discrimination to the police.
French President Francois Hollande signed into law a Bill authorising marriage and adoption by same-sex couples on Saturday: here.
Britain: Youth groups in Salford staged a thought-provoking photo exhibition dubbed Don’t Assume to help promote International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (Idaho) today: here.
Britain: A string of Christian academy schools were outed today for banning in policy the “promotion” of homosexuality: here.
Following a meeting with the Lithuania Gay League, John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International, said: “It is appalling that despite domestic rulings in favour of Baltic Pride organisers, the city of Vilnius has decided to ban the Baltic Pride march, in blatant violation of the right to freedom of assembly of Baltic Pride’s organisers and other participants: here.
Clashes break out during a rally to mark the international day against homophobia in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Friday. Thousands of conservative ultra-Orthodox supporters broke through heavy police cordons, clashing with gay rights activists: here.
Russian parliament passes anti-homosexual laws: here.
Russia’s law banning so-called propaganda in favour of homosexuality is a repressive measure that cannot be justified: here.
Dutch show support for Russia’s LGBT community: here.
Britain: A Christian bed and breakfast owner today lost her appeal against a ruling that she unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing them a double room: here.
Three schools reintroduce Section 28 style ban on ‘promotion’ of gay issues: here.
“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven.” – Desmond Tutu: here.
Richard Cohen’s Extensive History Of Racism, Sexism And Homophobia: here.
US Methodist church convicts minister for officiating at son’s gay wedding: here.
“Kidnapped for Christ” is a compelling new documentary that follows the experiences of several American teenagers after they were kidnapped from their homes and shipped to Evangelical Reform schools located in the Dominican Republic. Many of these teenagers’ parents discover their children are either gay or experience same-sex attraction, and are sent to “therapeutic Christian boarding school[s]” in order to “transform into healthy Christian adults” in an environment outside of U.S. law: here.
- International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 2013 (dokmz.wordpress.com)
- EU poll highlights homophobic abuse (bbc.co.uk)
- EU Study Finds Widespread Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities (rferl.org)
- FZL reiterates position against homophobia (timesofmalta.com)
- EU survey reveals many gays live in fear (metronews.ca)
- Happy IDAHOBIT (radicalcentristblog.wordpress.com)
- International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (thewholenicole.wordpress.com)
- STUDY: Most Gay Europeans Still Living In Fear (queerty.com)
- LGBT continues to demand for equality (bulatlat.com)
- ‘Tolerate’ Your Homophobia? Ummm, No. (bilerico.com)