Tag Archive | homophobia

Statement: International Gay Rugby denounce homophobic attack on rugby star Gareth Thomas

Statement: International Gay Rugby denounce homophobic attack on rugby star Gareth Thomas

International Gay Rugby (IGR) stands shoulder to shoulder with Gareth Thomas in condemning the homophobic attacks that he was subject to on Saturday evening in Cardiff, following Wales’ 74 – 24 win over Tonga. The IGR community offers their full support and a speedy recovery to Gareth who first came out as being gay in […]

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

A gay British former international rugby star said on Sunday he had chosen to ask for an apology rather than criminal charges after being attacked for being gay, in a bid to send out a “positive message”. Gareth Thomas, former Wales rugby captain, posted a video on social media, sporting cuts and bruises to his face, […]

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Denmark said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money to Tanzania, citing “unacceptable homophobic comments” made by a government official (Reuters) – Denmark, Tanzania’s second-biggest donor, said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money due to concerns over human rights abuses, and what it called unacceptable homophobic comments made by a […]

Tanzania: US concerned by rising attacks on human rights, incl. LGBT+ rights

Tanzania: US concerned by rising attacks on human rights, incl. LGBT+ rights

(Reuters) – The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of ‘marginalised’ people such as homosexuals. President John Magufuli’s government has been criticised by opposition politicians and international rights groups, for what they say is growing authoritarianism and intolerance of dissent. The […]

Scotland: Schools to teach LGBT+ issues in ‘world first’

Scotland: Schools to teach LGBT+ issues in ‘world first’

Scotland is making it mandatory for government schools to teach LGBT+ issues in a move aimed at tackling homophobia and discrimination that it says is a global first. The government said schools would be required to adopt an “LGBT+ inclusive” curriculum, including tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and promoting awareness of the history of LGBT+ […]

Zanzibar: Men suspected of ‘being gay’ released on bail

Zanzibar: Men suspected of ‘being gay’ released on bail

Ten men arrested on suspicion of being gay in Zanzibar were released on bail on Thursday, said a senior police official, and their lawyer, adding that the incident was still being investigated, and the men could be charged in the future. The men were arrested late on Saturday, when police raided a party at a […]

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]