UK Gender Newswire Archive
09-03-2008 15:51Sunday, March 9th, 2008
REPORT WILL BE PRESENTED IN EUROPE
THE UK HOME OFFICE: "GAY PEOPLE CAN RETURN TO IRAN, IF THEY ARE 'DISCREET'"
In an article published on Friday March 7th 2008, in the The Independent, Simon Hughes, leader of the Liberal Democrats and the party's Shadow Leader in the House of Commons, stated: "The Home Office claims that a gay person can return to Iran and avoid persecution by being "discreet". All advice suggests that in Iran, to be discreet means that you would have to deny your identity. The punishment for giving in to personal feelings might well be nothing less than torture or death".
The same theory had was pointed out by the members of the NNRF (Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum) years ago: "The Home Office claims that if a gay person is less obvious about being gay or lesbian they won’t attract the attention of their persecutors," writes Richard McCance on the refugees' association's website.
The EveryOne Group, that, since its launch, has promoted, along with the Non-Violent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, and the Nessuno Tocchi Caino and Certi Diritti associations, a campaign in support of its member Seyed Mehdi Kazemi, is going to present a written deposition to the European Union objecting to the UK Home Office's behaviour towards refugees claiming asylum.
09-03-2008 00:19In honor of International Women's Day
radio show from the Rampart Social Centre in London featuring interviews,
radio plays, and music. Previously on the show we have had groups such
as No Borders, the AntiFa, and Bicycology. With International Women's
Day coming up on March 8th, the Dissident Island radio show will be
highlighting various new and established London-based feminist groups,
activities and actions.
06-03-2008 01:26Womin only space is now open in North East London. The space is open for all womin to use. We will be holding lots of different workshops and having cafe and bar. Come and visit us and get involved. All references to womin are trans friendly.
02-03-2008 19:16Manchester Reclaim the night March a success,
despite threatened 'transqueer' counter protest.
27-02-2008 18:51Call out for show of trans queer solidarity!
All genders, all sexualities, all ages, all races and all backgrounds together –
Reclaiming the night, reclaiming our rights – and the streets!
25-02-2008 08:41Lurking behind tabloid interest in the mental health crises of artists like Britney Spears, Heath
Ledger and Amy Whitehouse is a vast unease around mental ill-health. The everyday
stigmatisation of the Mad affects everyone.
Mad Chicks fight this stigma by celebrating the creativity and eloquence of Mad women.
24-02-2008 23:50Upcoming events organised by Feminist Fightback.
22-02-2008 13:58This Monday 25th Feb. 7.30pm at the University of Manchester Student Union. You do not have to be a student to attend.
17-02-2008 22:51Antifascist in Moscow stabbed by Nazis on Valentine's Day march for sexual minorities
13-02-2008 23:36A journey in couture and culture illustrating the history of French costume from the 4th Century to the present day. With replica Medieval & Renaissance costume, Marie Antoinette, 20s flappers, 50s age of couture and more.
07-02-2008 12:31by Sadie Robinson Journalist for Socialist Worker
29-01-2008 18:11Wimmin strike back - Shout-out - National Action on 8th March 2008 in London to raise awareness and generate action around gender based violence that devastates the lives of wimmin, children and their communities.