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14-07-2004 13:48

On Wednesday 14 July, 5.00pm Portcullis House, Westminster, a delegation of rape survivors from Burundi, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will present evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region & Genocide Prevention.

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Livingstone sidelines liberal Muslims, women and gays

13-07-2004 08:49

Green Councilor Darren Johnson joins protestors outside London's City Hall
OutRage! protests against cleric Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chief scholar of the website IslamOnline, which endorses the execution of homosexuals - who it discribes as "sick perverted and abonimable"; and which blames rape victims who dress "immodestly" for sex attacks, and outlines the conditions under which a husband can beat his wife.

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OutRage! demo against anti-gay cleric

12-07-2004 15:04

Gay rights group OutRage! etc staged a demo outside the conference attended by the anti-gay muslim cleric this morning.

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Muslim cleric says: Death to gays and Jews

09-07-2004 09:10

Giving a platform to Dr Al-Qaradawi is an insult to women, Jewsish and gay people. He endorses wife beating and the killing of homosexuals and Jews. We urge the Mayor of London not to host this misogynist, anti-Semite and homophobe", said Peter Tatchell of the gay rights group OutRage!.

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CodePink June 30th Vigil Photos

04-07-2004 13:33

CodePink Vigil June 30th
CodePink UK and friends held a peace vigil on the evening of June 30th at the Edith Cavell statue near Trafalgar Square.

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Gay Pride mocks Jamaican hate singers

04-07-2004 11:29

Activists mock Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man and Buju Banton at London
Gay Pride mocks Jamaican hate singers. Dancehall “Killer Queens” Exposed.
Are Beenie Man, Elephant Man and Bounty Killer secretly gay?
London Mayor Ken Livingstone condemns “homophobic lyrics”

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Gay Pride, Labour Shame

01-07-2004 12:07

OutRage! exposes Labour's 20 failings on queer human rights. These are 20 concrete, specific instances when Labour had an opportunity to overturn homophobia, but chose to maintain discrimination. Labour talks a lot about equality, but often fails to deliver. When it comes to the crunch, the government seems more interested in appeasing the homophobes of Middle England than in enacting rights for queers.

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NICK FERRARI racist discrimination on LBC

01-07-2004 09:32

Nick Ferrari and his patron the LBC rear their ugly head again in another display of racist discrimination.

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Capital is Masculine: Book Review

30-06-2004 16:51

"The debt crisis of the South is one element of the current process of destruction. Inthethird world as a result of dependence on the North, relatively more is always spent on interest payments to the banks in the North than on satisfying elementary human needs. To pass off the policy of the North toward the South as exporting "civilization" is perverse.. The North exports.. the Moloch of the auto-city and nuclear power.."

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Gays back Lord’s Amendment, but want it extended.

25-06-2004 14:24

Gay Coalition urges ‘one law for all’

The Lord’s amendment to the Civil Partnership Bill has not ‘wrecked it’ or rendered it ‘unworkable’, as Government spokespeople have claimed”, according to The Coalition for Marriage Equality, which includes nearly all gay campaigning groups, except Stonewall.

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Beenie Man questioned by police at Heathrow airport on arrival in UK

24-06-2004 09:05

Beenie Man: “I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays”
Concert cancelled after protest by gay rights group OutRage!

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Slain Jamaican gay leader honoured in London

24-06-2004 08:57

Black and Jamaican activists at the vigil for the slain Jamaican gay leader
The London vigil was attended by members of the black and gay communities, including gay Jamaican asylum seekers who have fled to Britain to escape murder in Jamaica. Many in the crowd also held photos of Brian Williamson, emblazoned with the words: Born in Jamaica, Lived in Jamaica, Murdered in Jamaica….Gay hero! Jamaican hero!”

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Vigil for murdered Jamaican gay leader

21-06-2004 09:56

Outrage is urging lesbians and gay men and their friends to join a vigil for slain Jamaican gay rights activist Brian Williamson outside the Jamican High Commission (1 Prince Consort Rd, London SW7) from 7 - 9PM, Wednesday 23 June.

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Urgent call re Women's Day at the European Social Forum

17-06-2004 19:42

At a women’s briefing meeting this week, we heard from UK organisers that giving women independent space was not seen as a priority. Yet the Women’s Day at the Paris ESF last November was decisive in making women’s campaigns visible, including grassroots organising against immigration and asylum laws, and against war and occupation. After 30 years of the modern women’s movement and feminism, nobody in the present ESF process seems to know why women must be able to meet independently. What do you think can be done to stop this backward step?

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Homophobia (by Latuff)

17-06-2004 00:20

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Support Palestine, but challenge homophobia

15-06-2004 16:36

These issues aside, OutRage! values the work of the PSC. We will continue to support its efforts to help secure a free Palestine. We hope that in return the PSC will work with us to pressure the PLO, Hamas and the PA to abandon their homophobia and create a truly liberated nation based on human rights for all.

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"I am not willing to live in this world anymore."

13-06-2004 07:09

Are you?

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Gay Rights leader murdered and mutilated in Kingston

10-06-2004 20:38

Jamaican Gay Leader Murdered. Jamaican PM urged: combat homophobic violence. OutRage! condemns the murder of Brian Williamson, a leading human rights campaigner in Jamaica and a founder of J-FLAG.

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OutRage! welcomes London Lesbian and Gay Museum

08-06-2004 07:42

OutRage! is delighted to hear that there is so much support for the museum. The lives and stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been largely ignored and even written out of the ‘official’ history books. Much of history has been ‘sanitised’ of our queer lives and this project will be an invaluable resource in reclaiming much of it.

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Queeruption 6 against fascism

07-06-2004 19:27

Nearly 300 anti-facist protestors where arrested on Saturday in The Hauge. for "illegal protest" against a nazi parade. Amongst them was a contingent of around 70 international queer activists visiting for the Queeruption 6 gathering, which was taking place in Amsterdam. Here is part of the story.