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Petition to Sadiq Khan, Theresa May MP, jack stenner, joanne mcartney AM

Prevent Graham Kerr's London speech on 15/2/2018

You haven't heard of Graham Kerr. Graham Kerr is good at what he does. However, Graham kerr is not real. Unlike other Ultra conservative faces, Kerr is underground and always moving. His local talks & rallies are largely missed or kept under total secerecy. He has no criminal record, no party ties and will never be seen with Britain First types (publicly anyway.)   Why do we say he's not real? because Kerr does not believe his own  extreme right, anti-LGBT+++ message and instead simply instigates crowds and rabbles of followers for his own ends.   This week he will be gathering people at an as yet undisclosed point in London to spread his message and views.  We cannot let this happen. Our goal is to muster as a group and show our resistance as well as letting our Mayor know that such a phony dares to think he can get away with attracting a crowd of supporters or youths who he can reruit to his vile disgusting side. Please sign our petition and please follow our groups. Share this message, our Fb page. make a poster, tell somebody about us. Anything you can do to make sure everybody has heard of Graham kerr and he gets the 'fame' he rightly deserves.  #Fakerr #resist Tweet the Mayor or his Deputy about what is about to happen. the more tweets the better!@sadiqkhan   @DepMayorLondon Thankyou and keep fighting!

George Tiel
13 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

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.

British Asian LGBTI
9,371 supporters
This petition won 3 weeks ago

Petition to Government of Jamaica

Stop American Hate Preacher from Entering Jamaica

Mr. Steven Anderson is an American hate preacher who has been banned from several countries, including Canada, UK, Botswana and South Africa. He is scheduled to arrive on the island on January 29, 2018 Pastor Anderson is infamous of 5 things:  1.       In April 2016, Steven Anderson praised the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando, Florida USA, stating that there are “50 less pedophiles in the world”. 2.       Pastor Steven Anderson has also attacked women asserting that women should not: work, lead in church; be independent; vote; read books of their choice and dress how they want, emphasizing that “men shouldn’t be under the tyranny of women”. Link at 3.       In his 2014 sermon, Steven Anderson called for the “execution of gay people by stoning” before Christmas Day. 4.       In 2016 he went on air in Botswana stating that gay people should be stoned to death. He was subsequently deported from the country for his hate speech, 5.       Steven Anderson also spoke strongly against the use of prescription medication, suggesting that it is wrong and referring to Medical Doctors as sorcerers  These are the messages that Pastor Anderson is bringing to Jamaica. He approves of terrorism, the action that the Government of Jamaica condemned in response to the Orlando Massacre.   Clearly the Pastor has no respect for humanity and his messages go against our democratic ideals and our motto, "Out of many, one people" Pastor Anderson’s messages attack and demean women, seeing women as second class citizens, unequal to men, discrediting them as holistic beings who are workers, academics and leaders. The Pastor refers to women as “home keepers and not office keepers” and sees women who work as having loose morals. These assertions erase the achievements that the women’s movement in Botswana has made over the years. By calling for the killing of gay people, Pastor Andersons’ messages are homophobic and condone violence against fellow human beings and a group that is already marginalized. .We the People, are asking the Jamaican Government to show leadership and stand as an example to fellow Caribbean countries to denounce terrorism.and violence against marginalized groups. .  

Jay John
38,681 supporters