Petition to Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook: Give the option for polyamorous relationships
I'm in a "non-traditional relationship". I'm with my best friends. The three of us are very happy. We can't all get married in the UK. We would like to but such things are illegal. We are going around this by having a hand-fasting. What would be nice however is to have it on our profiles; people use the relationship option for many things from friends to married people. This is fun and good, but as Facebook seems stuck in the idea that a relationship only involves two people... It cuts one of us off. This may seem silly to some people, but to me it's another way of being told our relationship isn't real. There are many times this comes up: legally, mortgages, marriages, anything where people benefit from marriage and considering the recent push to allow gay marriage, it is important. I doubt polyamorous marriages will be allowed any time soon although we would love that. The three of us are equal but we are constantly faced with the idea that one of us is an add-on. This simply isn't true. We are a Triad, a Throuple, a Triumvirate. A small step for recognition would be if Facebook opened its relationship linking function. Instead of two, make it three or four or any number the people involved care to choose. It wouldn't change much, and it wouldn't be hard. It would be progressive and inclusive. Two things Facebook claims it is. Thank you.
Petition to Editor
Telegraph & Argus remove the slander and apologise to Scott Page
DJ Scott Page, has been accused of being homophobic. These accusations, have been published in the Telegraph & Argus, despite there being absolutely no evidence to prove them! These accusations, are affecting Scott, and his family and friends! The Telegraph & Argus should remove the story, and apologise to Mr Page!
Petition to UK Government
Allow all those who wish to donate and can do so safely the ability to do so
Our Work FreedomToDonate is a growing and passionate team of volunteers with political, campaign and PR backgrounds. We are supported by the National AIDS Trust and working alongside other National LGBT and HIV charities such as Stonewall to raise awareness of the current regulations on blood donation, and to guide the ongoing re- view into who can safely donate blood. Long Term Goal In November 2015 in the House of Commons in answer to a question on the campaign, the Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison MP announced a review by the Government’s advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Or- gans (SaBTO) into the deferral criteria for blood donation. Our long term goal is to end the current 12 month deferral period for Men who have had Sex with Men (MSM) and the blanket ban on anyone who has ever had sex for money or drugs or ever in- jected drugs. Short Term Goals Our short term aims are primarily to raise awareness of the current regulations and to apply Parliamentary and public pressure to ensure the best possible outcome of the announced review. To do this, we will be undertaking a range of third party stake- holder engagement and will be working closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Donation, for which the campaign is the Secretariat.
Petition to UK Home Office
Stop the deportation of a gay Ugandan refugee
Godfrey Kawalya is a gay Ugandan refugee living in Britain since 2002. He was expelled from secondary school in Uganda in his teens and was rejected by his family because of his sexuality. He found construction work in Uganda after school, but his company sacked him when they discovered he was gay. While in Uganda he was also an active member of the political opposition to the current President. He was forced to flee from Kampala to the rebel-held territories in Northern Uganda, where he was abducted, robbed, tortured and stabbed. When he escaped from the rebels, the friend who gave him shelter was killed by the Ugandan Army who came looking for "the gay man". Eventually, with help from some nuns, he escaped to Kenya. From there he was brought to England by people-smugglers, who kept him as a slave labourer until he paid off their "fees". Since re-gaining his freedom Godfrey has been active in six LGBT groups, and has been a member of the Pastoral Council for LGBT Catholics Westminster (former Soho Masses). He has also continued his political activism against the current Ugandan regime, taking part in many demonstrations and rallies, including some outside the Ugandan Embassy in London, much of which is well documented on social media, and very visible to the Ugandan government. On the 25th August 2015 the Home Office refused his claim for asylum on the grounds that they did not believe he is gay. However, even if he were not, the law takes the view that refugees who are in danger of death or persecution because they are perceived to be gay in their home country must be granted asylum. It appears that the Home Office did not act justly in refusing asylum to take this into account. Several appeals, supported by the LGBT organisations he has been active in, and by Peter Tatchell, have now failed, and he will inevitably be deported to Uganda. He faces a very high risk of being killed when he arrives, both because of his sexuality and because of his political opposition to the President. Please sign this petition to request the UK Government, in particular the Home Office, to grant Godfrey refugee status, and prevent him from being deported to Uganda to face almost certain death.
Petition to Vladimir Putin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Theresa May MP
Shut down concentration camps in Chechnya
Concentration camps are opening up again. Concentration camps for homosexuals. 100 gay men have already been taken to a camp in Chechnya, Russia, 3 of whom have already been murdered. Human rights campaigners are working on evacuating the prisoners; around 30 to 40 have managed to escape. The escaped prisoners said they were electrocuted, forced to sit on bottles and brutally beaten. Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, denied the claims by saying 'you cannot arrest or repress people who just don't exist in the republic.' He has denied the existence of the entire LGBT+ community. He said 'if such people existed in Chechnya, law enforcement would not have to worry about them since their own relatives would have sent them to where they could never return.' Mike Pence, the Vice President of the most influential country on this planet, is all for it; he's happy that people are being beaten to death. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I'm terrified. My LGBT+ friends are terrified. This is the start of World War Three and innocent people are going to be killed once again; the leaders of the modern world will be frowned upon by future generations once again. We need to learn from history. We need to stop others from making the same mistakes as those in the past. We need to stop thousands of innocent lives from dying once again. I am not a citizen of Russia so this petition will not be considered as a people's petition by the Russian government. If any of you are Russian citizens, please make your voices heard. Start a petition that will be considered by the Russian government, take this case to court. Anything that could help. Please.
Petition to Welsh Government, The British Council, Theresa May MP
Ftm chest binders to be sold in pharmacies in the Uk
Through out the past couple of years i am sure i alot of people would have noticed the increase of transgender kids and also adults As a transgender myself, i have noticed how expensive it is for ftm transgender kids to get a binder, binders are incredibly expensive as the binders do have to come from America, this results in having to pay a custom fee which is normally around £13 but if add that onto to the price of a binder which is normally £40 +£17 for shipping, it does result in becoming quite expensive However there are also the people who can't get hold of a binder because of many reason for example; The person maybe unable to come out due to a non-supportive family and there for it would seem "weird" for them to receive a binder in the mail The person may be unable to afford a binder due to the high cost These are only some of the reasons, transgender young people need support form the government If i reach my target and can get chest binders sold in pharmacies i feel it will help the transgender community into becoming who they are
Petition to Right Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Improved NHS Transgender treatment service
To improve and increase the treatment Services to Transgender users of the UK National Health Service. Transgender and Gender Dysphoria are life threatening conditions and should not be described as an illness but rather a lifelong seriously debilitating condition. And is a condition that is responsible for one of the highest suicide, Depression and mental illness rates worldwide. The current Service offered by the NHS is totally inadequate with few Gender Identity Clinics. Unacceptable wait times from first referral to initial appointment currently at a minimum of 13 months. Many Transgender men and women suffer their whole lives and only decide to begin their transition late in life. There is almost a complete ignorance and lack of training amongst General Practitioners country wide. To address these issues and relieve long term distress and reduce the incidence of suicide and severe mental illness amongst transgender patients the following steps need to be undertaken by the NHS: A full and complete review of transgender treatment options currently available. Allocation of increased funding Establishment and expansion of UK Gender Identity Clinics Drastic shortening of wait times from referral to clinic appointment Improved GP training and education regarding the assessment referral and treatment options for transgender patients