Tag Archives: sexual freedom

Action alert: Iraqi LGBT need your help

ALI MUST TRAVEL!

By Iraqi LGBT

The UK government through its Border Agency has decided not to give priority to the asylum application of Iraqi LGBT leader Ali Hili, in exile in London. The application has been outstanding for nearly three years and while it is outstanding, Ali cannot travel.

This decision directly impacts not just on Ali but on harshly persecuted Iraqi lesbians and gays through the reduced ability of their sole visible leader to raise their profile internationally.

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Throwback to a moralistic age

By Peter Tatchell
Guardian UK

In 2010, it is unbelievable that rape charges might have been dropped because the alleged victim shared fantasies online

Watch out. If you have ever had fantasies about group sex and shared them with another person, you have forfeited your right to say no to sex and can be lawfully raped. This seems to be the judgment in a Bolton rape case at Preston crown court last week, when a woman was denied the right to have her alleged rapists put on trial.

Proceedings were stopped and five men were cleared of raping and conspiring to rape a 24-year-old Liverpool woman after it emerged that she had confided online about her group sex fantasies.  Continue reading

25 copies of Pride seized by Belarus Customs

Pride_magazine-2009_cover RachelMaddowMINSK, July 22, 2009 (GayBelarus) – Customs officials in Belarus have seized 25 copies of the magazine Pride, which is published by the international Pride group InterPride whose membership includes Project GayBelarus.

Siarhei Androsenka, the head of Project GayBelarus, was informed by customs officials in Minsk of the seizure at the end of last week. On Monday, he visited the customs office and learned that the copies of the magazine had been seized as GayBelarus had no legal status Continue reading