Petition to YouTube, Susan Wojcicki
Get YouTube to remove LGBTQ+ Videos from the "Restricted Mode"
A year ago on the 26th June 2016, YouTube released the video "#ProudToLove - Celebrating Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month" onto YouTube Spotlight. The video itself was published soon after Gay Marriage was legalised in America and it received a lot of support from around the world in following the countries footsteps hitting over 7M views to date.However, recently YouTube has added a 'Restricted Mode' disabling YouTube viewers to discover videos covering LGBTQ+ related topics and is hiding them from the feed on their platform. VIDEO REMOVAL IMAGE COMPARISON BEFORE - http://imgur.com/1RHR7dFAFTER - http://imgur.com/ubjvSj5 CHANNEL REMOVAL COMPARISON BEFORE - http://imgur.com/RrWnmnC AFTER - http://imgur.com/RgoCyuB This petition has been created to show support to the LGBTQ+ community within the YouTube community to express the disagreement in YouTube choice to do this and the belief that anyone and everyone should have access LGBTQ+ across the platform without restrictions.#PrideToLove... Stick to it YouTube.
Petition to United Nations
Make homosexuality / LGBT legal in countries that are against LGBT people.
Making homosexuality / LGBT legal in every country (that is against it) is important because so many people are killed for being themselves and being attracted to the same sex. In addition, It is extremely important that ALL countries sign a contract to agree to let homosexuality be LEGAL for all LGBT people because if this doesn't happen - more LGBT people will be shunned, bullied, discriminated and even killed because of their gender and or sexuality that they cannot control. Furthermore, it is paramount that this happens to empower and lead LGBT people live freely and be open about their sexuality or gender because if this changes - it will change everyone's lives. Finally, I URGE YOU to sign this petition to support every LGBT person who not only live in 'discriminating' or 'homophobic' countries but for all people who are living freely and even for people who support LGBT people. This will liberate people to become and lead successful and happy lives without bearing discrimination.
Petition to Narendra Modi
LGBTI in India and Diaspora Call for Support : SAY NO to Section 377
Love is Not a Crime! Protect Our Right to Equality – #Repeal377 This petition is to request to repeal Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and decriminalize homosexuality in India. Imposed on India by the British, Section 377 is a Draconian law dated from 1860 and puts 50 million LGBTI Indians in harm’s way. It has been used as an excuse for harassment, blackmail, extortion and physical and sexual abuse, multiplying existing inequalities based on caste, class and gender. The UN states that “decriminalizing homosexuality is an essential first step towards establishing genuine equality before the law.” In the latest Universal Periodic Review, the report from the Human Rights Council Working Group on the UPR (Twenty-seventh session) states: "Section 377, Indian Penal Code, criminalizes homosexuality. In 2009, the Delhi High Court declared this section to be unconstitutional. This decision was reversed by the Supreme Court of India in 2013. However, the Supreme Court in February 2016 agreed to another hearing on the matter, which is now subjudice. In a related judicial development, in 2014, the Supreme Court recognized that sexual orientation and gender identity are integral to a person’s personality and are “basic aspects of self-determination, dignity and freedom.” The Court stated that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates India’s constitutional guarantee of equality" This petition therefore asks the Indian government to: Repeal Section 377 legislation which criminalizes same-sex sexual activity in India Put in place an immediate moratorium on the enforcement of any existing laws criminalizing homosexuality Commit to engage in meaningful dialogue with their LGBTI communities to facilitate an informed debate about the means to remove all legal and other impediments to the enjoyment of their human rights Commit to open and free debate across the Commonwealth on the decriminalization of homosexuality Support public education initiatives to inform the people of the Commonwealth about the case for LGBTI equality Support the right of an LGBTI Association to register with the Commonwealth alongside all civil society organizations and be free to express its views and engage in public debate. Fully include LGBTI people in development and other programmes on an equal basis with the rest of society. A previous petition by the Humsafar Trust, the oldest LGBTI organization in India, was delivered to the Prime Minister of India stating: "Section 377 is an archaic British law that finds mention in all Commonwealth countries in some form or the other. The law criminalises any sexual behaviour against the"Order of Nature" which in practice criminalizes the lives of LGBTI people in India. While the law was read down in Britain in the 1970s , the law continues as a colonial legacy. Presence of the law further stigmatizes and discriminates against people of alternate sexual orientation and individuals who may not adhere to Victorian mores of sex. The law is used by the police as well as anti social elements to extort and blackmail LGBTI individuals. The law poses one of the greatest risks to HIV prevention programs as even a simple act of distributing condoms is affected by this law. No person should feel or be treated like a criminal for loving someone!" Section 377 only serves a political purpose to criminalize love between consensual adults and encourages homophobia and multiple discrimination in India.
Petition to The owners of the pub
Re-open The Queens Head Chelsea
We the undersigned are deeply shocked and angered by the closure of The Queens Head in Chelsea with only 3 weeks warning. For over 170 years, this historic pub has been a hub for the local community and is now under serious threat of change from its traditional use of a traditional wet pub. The Queens Head is one of Chelsea's oldest surviving pubs and possibly London's oldest gay pub. This venue played a crucial part in LGBTQI history in London. The Queens Head Chelsea is widely supported in the Chelsea community and is a place where people can come together to feel safe and supported. We call upon the new owners of the Queens Head Chelsea to reopen the venue as soon as possible, and return it to its traditional historic use - of a traditional pub offering reasonably priced food and beer, an LGBTQI cabaret and performance venue, pub, meeting place and safe space for all walks of life and not a restaurant with a tiny bar attached. From the Save the Queens Head Chelsea Group Our ACV Listing has the support of The Chelsea Society, Michael Bach, Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, The Markham street RA ,Jubilee Place Residents Network, The Astell Street Residents Association and CAMRA The Campaign for Real Ale. Dorinda Montgomery, Anne McMahon, Julian Littman Please visit our website athttp://savethequeensheadchelsea.blogspot.co.uk Please join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/savethequeensheadchelseaFor the latest updates on our cause. Please join us on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/savetheqhchelsea Please join us on Twittertwitter.com/savethequeens16
Petition to THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
England to wear rainbow laces at the World Cup
It is well known that the host country for this years World Cup holds some of the strongest views against the LGBTQ community and while no longer illegal in the country hostility remains high with little to no legal protection. A small gesture from our home team to wear rainbow laces shows the world just who we are as a nation. All inclusive and supportive as one big team no matter your background.
Petition to The new owners of the Black Cap
Reopen the Black Cap
We the undersigned are deeply shocked and angered by the closure of the Black Cap in Camden Town. This venue played a crucial part in LGBTQ history in London and remains an iconic performance venue. The Cap is widely supported in the community and is a place where people can come together to feel safe and supported. We call upon the new owners of the Black Cap to reopen the venue as soon as possible, and return it to its traditional historic use - as an LGBTQ cabaret and performance venue, pub, meeting place and safe space for all. Nigel Harris - Director, Camden LGBT Forum @Camdenlgbtforum Cllr Danny Beales - LB of Camden @Dannybeales