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  • Scotland pledges support for LGBT sports charter

    SCOTTISH gay rights charity the Equality Network unveiled a new “LGBT sports charter” yesterday at the national ground Hampden Park in a bid to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport and better include LGBT people.

    The Equality Network drew up the charter after its 2012...

    Thursday 7th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Canada: Army slammed for fostering culture of sexual harassment

    SUPREME Court former justice Marie Deschamps warned on Thursday that the Canadian armed forces perpetuate a sexualised military culture hostile to women and gay people and tolerant of harassment and assault.

    An external review led by Ms Deschamps said soldiers were exposed to sexual...

    Saturday 2nd May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Stoney ‘thrilled by support after coming out

    by Our Sports Desk

    BRITAIN’S highest-profile gay footballer feared her England career was over after coming out about her sexuality.

    Arsenal Ladies defender Casey Stoney, 32, revealed yesterday how thrilled she is that, instead of being a target for abuse, she...

    Thursday 30th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Without prejudice

    PAUL FOLEY recommends an impassioned plea for tolerance in a country where being ‘denounced’ as gay is tantamount to a death sentence

    Wednesday 29th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Gay asylum-seeker ‘fears death if he is deported’

    A JAMAICAN asylum-seeker in Leeds was detained by immigration officials yesterday and is set for deportation.

    Orashia Edwards, 32, is seeking asylum to escape persecution for his bisexuality in Jamaica and fears for his life if he is returned.

    Amnesty International has warned...

    Wednesday 29th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Usdaw Conference: Gay campaigning legend hails battle to save mines

    LESBIANS and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) legend Mike Jackson hailed yesterday Usdaw’s backing for the campaign to save Britain’s last three coal mines. Delegates at retail and distribution union Usdaw’s conference unanimously called on the government to nationalise...

    Tuesday 28th Apr 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • US: Guam governor faces anger for blocking gay marriages

    THE largest gay rights organisation in the United States blasted the territory of Guam’s governor yesterday for refusing to allow marriage licences to same-sex couples.

    Guam attorney general Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson directed officials on Tuesday to begin processing same-sex...

    Saturday 18th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Chile: Civil unions recognised after Bachelet signs law

    PRESIDENT Michelle Bachelet signed into law a long-awaited Bill recognising civil unions for same-sex and opposite-sex couples on Monday.

    “We are saying this is a concrete step forward in the path toward ending the differences between homosexual and heterosexual couples,”...

    Wednesday 15th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Reggae star’s LGBT rights stand hailed

    A JAMAICAN singer was hailed by LGBT rights activists yesterday for his lone voice attacking the homophobic “murder music” of his reggae peers through song.

    Mista Majah P has relaunched a two-part music video for single Karma, which attacks the homophobic songs of top...

    Friday 10th Apr 2015

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Homosexual jobseekers find it harder to get a job

    HOMOSEXUAL jobseekers are less likely to be invited for an interview than their heterosexual counterparts, the first study of its kind revealed yesterday.

    Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University claim the results, which found gay applicants are 5 per cent less likely to be offered a...

    Thursday 9th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain