Topic

lgbt rights

151 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Rebecca Pow MP

Rebbeca Pow MP please reject deals with extremist DUP

We ask that Rebecca Pow MP oppose any deal, coalition or arrangement of any kind between her party and the extremist DUP, that she refuse to serve in office in a government propped up by the DUP and that she make a public statement to this effect. Rebecca and the Conservatives have no mandate to do backroom deals with a party that seeks to legalise homophobic discrimination, denies same-sex couples their civil rights, forces women into labour against their will, denies the reality of climate change and makes no apology for its history of support for terrorist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland.  We ask that Rebecca demonstrates her total opposition to a party that advocates this and refuses to give succour to the DUPs bigotry. As set out by Jonathan Powell, the chief negotiator in Northern Ireland from 1997-2007, to do a deal with the DUP would be deeply irresponsible, imperiling the government's role as the impartial arbiter of the Good Friday Agreement and playing fast and loose with the peace process at a time of great instability in Northern Irish politics following the Brexit vote, the threat of a hard border and the collapse of the executive last year. Rebecca claims to support LGBT+ rights, Women’s rights and accept the reality of climate change, it is on this basis that she won a mandate to serve as Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane. We ask that Rebecca respects this mandate and demonstrates her loyalty to the moderate majority of Taunton Deane voters who reject violent misogyny, homophobic hate, anti-science and extremism by fully and publicly opposing any deal, coalition or arrangement of any kind with the extremist DUP.

Fraser Amos
248 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Camden Rocks Festival

Camden Rocks: take homophobic and transphobic Anti-Nowhere League off this years line-up

Camden Rocks and Underworld Camden: take homophobic and transphobic Anti-Nowhere League off this years line-up Camden Rocks festival is an amazing diverse festival for the whole community – Anti Nowhere League are listed top of this year’s bill and their clearly anti-LGBT event is against these principles. In 2006 Anti Nowhere League released the song “The Way the World Tuned Gay” with very troubling lyrics which dehumanise members of the LGBT community. The lyrics are listed below, these are clearly not ok and not acceptable in our diverse, beautiful, wonderful Camden Town. The band before have tried to dismiss this as a conversation between two animals, which for some reason they think would make it ok. Let’s get this band taken off the line up on the 3rd of June show devotion to spreading music not love! Trigger warning to some that might find it upsetting, there are some very distressing descriptions below of LGBT individuals "Hello big boy, fancy a good time? SHUT THE f*** UP! Celebrities are out there having fun For examples to us all everyone George Michael knows the price you have to pay For looking around the marriages in a day Now we've got poofs, queers, f*****s, d***s and ladyboys and f****** transvestites The day the world turned gay Every-things acceptable today It was the day the world turned gay Well I must of missed something along the way Gay pride are out there marching on the town They're holding hands with their trousers down They're sniffing eachothers a***s just like dogs They're being dirty and hanging around in bogs 'cause we've got poofs, queers, f*****s, d***s and ladyboys and f****** transvestites The day the world turned gay Every thing's acceptable today It was the day the world turned gay Well I must of missed something along the way h***phobia you say to me Am I alone in a sick society? Well there won’t be a generation here to come. 'cause were a dead generation were a dead man leading on 'cause we've got poofs, queers, f*****s, d***s and ladyboys and f****** transvestites The day the world turned gay Every thing's acceptable today It was the day the world turned gay Well I must of missed something along the way It was the day the world turned gay Every thing's acceptable today, It was the day the world turned gay Well I must of missed something along the way Now we've got poofs, queers, f*****s, d***s and ladyboys and f****** transvestites f****** transvestites f****** transvestites f****** transvestites f****** transvestites f****** transvestites f****** transvestites f****** transvestites"  

No More Anti Nowhere
43 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

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.

Joe Stanley
1,338 supporters