Great news. In Slovenia the “family law” with bigger GLBT rights including some adoption rights passed in parliament. It get’s better. It really does.
It needs to!
Just this morning in St James Street, the heart of the so called gay ‘village’ in Brighton a small group of young men (who appeared to be refitting a shop) laughed and joked and hurled abuse at men passing, whom it would seem they supposed to be gay.
They, the ones shouting, abuse were young (20s) so quite how they had come about such attitudes, and how they thought it may be an ok thing to do, is beyond me.
Pfft, yeah, and then there’s all those people in Africa and the Middle East who are attacked and even killed for being gay…
Which doesn’t in any way excuse the incident in Brighton.
There needs to be a zero tolerance of homophobia policy in schools, as there is with racism.
So ignore it then Matt, unless it’s in another country yeah?
Surely homophobia is homophobia?
It affects people no matter where they are.
Here we should be teaching those ignorant that their hatred is wrong and a crime.
How can we justify pulling up a country it’s treatment of it’s LGBTQI community if we don’t deal with the homophobia we have at home where it’s legal?
That just gives credit to the vile countries when they see us not dealing with it.
Doesn’t matter where you are Matt, don’t cheapen homophobia as it is too serious a crime.
quite an insight, Jock… thanks
Paul, if you know the name of the shop, or the building firm involved (who’s name should have been displayed) it should be reported to the Police. Such behaviour is a criminal offence, and it’s their duty to investigate. Obviously it would be better if someone had a photo of the miscreants.
It makes me happy to hear that South Africa pushed for this.
Stupid…. Its the U.S. using South Africans for the internaitonal sodomy promotion…..
Well done South Africa in demonstrating your independence and respect for human liberty
There’s an international sodomy promotion? My word… what is it? a coupon? Or do you get one free if you buy so many?
I hope its not Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF), that would be inappropriate … lol
Penile-vagina’mites rule says impotent Rich the asexual troll.
It would have to be asexual I reckon.
Can’t see much havin or wantin it.
Comin to think of it, maybe thats been the problem all along, hence the bitterness.
“It was introduced by South Africa, which was accused by some other African countries of siding with the west over the issue. ”
And rightly so – why would South Africa want to associate with the basket case countries of Africa – like Uganda; Malawi; Kenya etc.
South Africa, Mozambique and Cape Verde have gone great strides for LGBT rights in Africa – unfortunately we have the likes of Uganda, Kenya, Algeria, Cameroon etc
This is progress though getting LGBT rights recognised at a global level – getting compliance is an entirely different story
Interesting to see else co-sponsored the resolution (and whos missing):
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, and Uruguay
I think this is long over do. I do wonder if anything will happen to countries to continue to persecute GBLT’s.
……….what is long over due is GLBs boycotting those countries that persecute Gay people. The loss of the so called Pink £/$/é will soon change their minds.
errata ….Pink News’s ghost editing again I typed pound, dollar and euro signs but got the above. Pink £,$, and €.
…… £1, $1 and €1 lets see what it does now….lol
That may work with some countries – but with other regimes will not make one iota of difference. Thats why a broad range of pressures need to be brought – boycotts, diplomacy, and arguably pressure to comply with international law
Wonder who were the three that abstained? Anyone know?
Burkina Faso, China, Zambia
Intrigued about the two African countries that abstained …Burkina Faso has claimed to support gay rights in the past …
Also, China – is this a gradual move towards human rights??? Not fast enough if it is but ….
Go South Africa!
Nice to see some one part of that continent is embracing Human rights.
Good, good. And the South African representative is right. This debate has to be initiated somehow.
The Nigerians and Pakistanis can go to their respective hells. Don’t engage. (/joke)
Glad South Africa fought for this but equally interesting to see which countries attack Human Rights and think little value on human life.
I’m proud to be a gay South African girl – I’m glad that SA is willing to stand up against it’s so-called ‘allies’ when it comes to basic human rights. I wish they could understand that they don’t have to AGREE with homosexuality, just accept that it happens and that it’s not a crime. Like gingerism. (Joking of course, some of my best friends are ginger) ;-) x
It really makes me so happy that SA is taking our rights so seriously, and has not felt pressured into silence by the other African nations. So proud to be an SA queen :)
Brilliant news. No surprise that it was pakistan and the muslim nations that were against, but if anyone knows who the 19 countries are I would like to know? I can’t find the list anywhere?
eanwhile the government in Hong Kong has hired a gay conversion expert who claims he can “re-wire” homosexuals as a trainer for its social welfare staff.
Like this meanwhile game…meanwhile Christian Ins/Christian Concern/Christian Legal Centre all publish in the last day or 2 their horrid responses to the consultation process on religious CPs emphasing the need not to normalise gay behaviour..
Well done SA and all those who signed that new resolution, here’s hoping it has some effect!
Christian Concern and the CLC are extremist groups who claim belief in the infallibility of Bible scripture and who lobby to have religious law written into our civil law. They are beyond engaging in genuinely reasoned argument.
Christian Concern and the CLC are UK’s equivalent of the US anti-gay hate organisation NOM and like them have scant regard for facts and legitimate research nor scientific evidence.
I’m amused by the way the CLC lists all it’s recent court failures as evidence that Christians are being persecuted for their beliefs, in every instance cited the court found that this was simply not the case, sometimes repeatedly.
great insight, Pavlos.. thanks, and more..
I can see the twisted logic of arguing that by losing cases there is persecution – but its the twisted logic of a petulant toddler. Just because I didnt win, I am not being treated fairly – no independent arbitrators reviewed the evidence you and others brought and decided you were wrong.
.I agree with Stu
These “Petulant toddlers” so to speak, take their childish regressions to gaga land and beyond, with their obscene and sheer ego centric tantrums.
The mentality of a mindless Muppet
Unfortunately these Kermit’s have a pretty nifty legal type behind them, which gives them a little more bite than your average Rottweiler, so to speak
JohnK – you’re right and they seem to have a lot of money to go to court..Here’s another website (CARE) encourgaing people to write neg emails etc to the govt. I think they are all rallying together for the next consultation on marriage equality and want to get their oar in on that quickly..
John, thanks for the link, I will take a look
I think some of the other Christian websites were waiting for these guys to write their bits and then pass them on to their followers, just hope the LGBT orgs are doing something similar…or at least reminding people they’ve only got under a week to respond…some hints on how to respond would be useful!
Awesome!! Very proud of all of my South African mates :)
I hope the South African flag will be carried at all Pride events this year – this is a big step to make as the UN is mighty slow and complicated.
Better yet carry the Gay Flag of South Africa, the money from the sales goes to raising awareness of corrective rape of lesbians. ( http://www.gayflagofsouthafrica.co.za ). Not sure how international people would get it though
These are the countries that voted against gay rights, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Jordan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Moldova, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Uganda.
those who voted in favour were, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Thailand, UK, USA, Uruguay.
So two countries that voted against will host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.
Interesting point Dave.
No exactly an encouraging situation for the World Cup being open for all.
Am I surprised though with state of football? No really.
Doesn’t Moldova want to become part of the EU? Surely they shouldn’t be voting against this?
and how much money do we give in foreign aid to some of these countries, that deny gay freedom of expression?
Billions. Nice use of our tax money huh!
foreign aid takes from the poor of the first world to give to the rich of the 3rd world , so most people in these countries don’t get a look in anyhow , the foreign aid budget is just wasted on expensive private jets for despots.
Not surprised by the against …. but some of the for surprise me especially japan and thailand
What shocked me was poland!
Nah, part of the EU! Would be in difficulties if they opposed.
@ clark: I’m not sure why you should be surprised by Japan or Thailand – Japan is the one Asian country that was originally considered part of the ‘First World’ and, more importantly, neither is in thrall to either Christianity or Islam (unlike almost all the countries that voted against).
I’m not well informed on UN procedures, so is the country that introduces a resolution not allowed to vote?
My understanding is that it is not politic to vote for a resolution you are bringing forward in the Human Rights Council
Surprised by Mauritius. Well done!
But Cameroon, Bahrain, Russia, Pakistan, Qatar etc – disappointing but unsurprising
Didn’t Ireland vote?
Ireland doesn’t currently have a seat on the UN Human Rights Council; membership rotates by election within geographic region.
The vote by region strikes me as odd, some regions offer slim pickings for appropriate countries to represent human rights- Libya and Uganda were voted onto the council last year, for example.
On a positive note its nice to see a “non-Western” country pushing this issue
Anyone notice how it was only good countries, i.e. those anyone would want to visit or live in, that voted for the resolution.
Also – why on earth are bahrain, Jordan, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Moldova, Saudia Arabia and uganda on a human rights council?
Pfft the leaders of these countries probably cant even spell human rights let alone understand them!
Big up to Desmond Tutu who has challenge Africa’s homophobia for quite a long time!
You’ve got that right.
Desmond Tutu gets the credit for this, no doubt in my mind..
Well done, South Africa! Yet another country allowing same-sex marriage!
for 6 years
Welcome news,if a few decades late,& well done South Africa.But it’s horrendous abuse as usual in many many countries most noticebly those African nations who don’t share SA’s more liberal values,or sense of fair play!
….attacked by the Nigerian envoy for “breaking the tradition of African group”
Which traditions would they be? The ones where they embraced all the worst ideals of their Colonial oppressors? Most native African cultures not only tolerated gay people they were revered, that would include Nigeria (Yoruba).
It seems except for South Africa no African nation ever really freed itself from Colonial tyranny, they just just switched outfits.
I would reiterate praise for Desmond Tutu, one of the only genuine Christian leaders in the world today!, and the only one who has accomplished much of anything!. If only we had a thousand more like him. Christianity might not be the filthy abomination it has become, but might actually reflect the attitudes of the person they pretend to follow.
Finally. One by one these homophobic nations will fall. I know it’s arrogant to feel that your culture is superior to others, but at times like this I want to shout at Ghana, Saudi Arabia et al “You are backward and not as good as us, and in coming years you will change to be like us, not the other way round.”
“The envoy also claimed that 90 per cent of South Africans oppose the resolution.”
Well, doubtful, but even if true I would refer to the comments of another of my favourite teachers of wisdom on that point:
“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression”.
– Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
And kudos to Cuba, Poland, and the Ukraine, they are growing nicely. I wish the US could manage to acknowledge that about Cuba instead of continually beating dead horses…..
Problem is that the pre-colonial history of Africa is mostly unwritten for lack of writing skills.
I also have to agree with you regarding Desmond Tutu and the deplorable condition of 21st century christianity.
Although I do have mixed feelings about Jefferson.
Why? Because on June 17 (which is today, btw), 1779, THOMAS JEFFERSON prepared a draft of Virginia’s criminal statute, envisaging that the punishment for sodomy should be castration.
The bill read:
“Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with a man or woman, shall be punished; if a man, by castration, a woman, by boring through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half inch in diameter at the least.”
Well done South Africa!!!! Don’t mind about the stupid countries…
So Russia is still as backward and ignorant as ever, and here’s me thinking they had finally dragged their sorry ass’s into the 21st century!
Why is it every time I hear about Russia being unsupportive of LGBT rights or acting contrary to LGBT rights, initially I am surprised and shocked …
However, that surprise and shock lasts a split second and then I remember the history …
Somehow, I always think that Russia is a more grown up country … not sure why
I think if Putin gets back in as President as expected Russia with withdraw even further against Human and Gay Rights… if thats possible.
Will this be a Libyan style resolution that will be exploited beyond the rules of the actual resolution, or an Israeli style resolution where nothing at all is done?
A UN resolution in itself means nothing, when Israel can still ethnically cleanse Palestinians it shows how useless UN resolutions can be.
It is a very happy day for mankind!
Hey Portuguese readers:
The same, but in Portuguese here:
About time, have to try to remember which did which. Won’t be getting anything else from Hong Kong given their little game.
“End Human Bankruptcy”an idea whose time has come.
Someone said god didn’t make no junk.I think she did a damn good job with the products at hand.
It’s about time. The UN, in the not so recent past, had allowed itself to be pressured by the catholic leadership in Rome to ignore the issue of human rights for gays in such places as Iraq and Iran. Now let’s hope that the UN does something to stop the genocide of the sexual minority in Iraq where parents are urged by their religious leaders to kill their very own children is they are suspect of being a sexual minority. This time last summer the UN tried to take action to stop the genocide but none other than the evil empire of the catholic church vetoed the action with the argument that doing so would legitimize the practice of homosexuality. Bunch of sick SOB’s making for a living hell on Earth.
United Nations stands for sodomy? That’s terrible!!!…
Tell us about the lonely onanist’s agenda Rich.
And Rich, you stand for onanism, that’s reality.
U.S. government starts its international sodomy promotion in the world’s body. Islamic world will not keep silent on sodomist agenda.
Considering this resolution has been pushed through by South Africa.
Can help yaself can ya.
@ Rich (unorignal)
Homophobic, misogynistic tosser
and would be if he could be penile-vagina’mite.
Thanks for that image …. *goes to try and find some anti-nausea medication*
Is describing troll Rich as a “would be if he could be penile-vagina’mite” somehow suddenly more sick-making than him calling you and all of us sodomites?
I can cope with him calling me a sodomite – he’s an ignorant bigot (unlike you!)
I can’t quite decide if its the combination of female genitalia with vegimite/marmite or just the vegimite/marmite that makes me nauseous. lol
Stu , it was penile-vagina’mite, I didn’t write anything about penile-Vegemite nor vaginal-Marmite, you are making yourself ill see, it’s not me.
Im feeling queazy again…
Hehehehe …. very witty
This decision is laying out the red carpet for what will soon be the most horrific event humankind has ever faced, or will ever have to face again, as God himself will put it into the minds of the UN and governments to destroy religion worldwide. Revelation 17:16,17; Revelation 18:8.But for those with faith and who know what the Bible says, the destruction of the worlds’ religions means that God’s government of lasting peace and security, is taking over, replacing this sick and dying satanic world with a clean, vibrant and healthy earth and governmental system. This will be accomplished not by the Hollywood version of Armageddon, but by the Biblically prophesized battle of Armageddon, which is God’s war against the wicked. —Rev. 16:14, 16; Zeph. 2:2; Rom. 2:5; 2 Pet. 3:7; 2 Thess. 1:7, 8; Matt. 24:21; 1 Corinthians 6:9So, now is the time to take courage in Jesus’ words when he said, when you “… see these things beginning to occur, raise yourselves up for your deliverance is near!”
Good God, no wonder no-ones goes to Church anymore…it’s like a totally foreign language!
Another ranting Christian penile-vagina’mite who’s not getting enough.
Yes, dear. There, there.
Bring back the Daleks.
It is funny how people “live by the Bible” but don’t Actually live by the Bible.
So much has changed that is is beyond a joke to suggest that it suits to get all bible bashy one people’s asses particularly when they themselves for now for decade, centuries haven’t actually been following it themselves, merely using it for excuses.
From the clothes they where, to the food they eat to the discrimination of women, Black people, LGBT people, the list is endless.
It’s all that suits while the hypocrites don’t feel the need to listen to their own actions.
Meggs you have made me consider worshiping the devil and if s/he exists youre the first one I’m going to possess and I’ll turn you into a dyke, a big butch dyke
Meggs- Your god sounds like a capricious psychotic… making people not believe in him so that he then gets an excuse to kill them all and start on his next masterrace? Say what?
If I met a person like that I wouldn’t approach them with a 40 foot pole as only psychopaths and third world dictators normally think like that.
Poor Meggs, as far as I know, the sky pixie called God DID NOT invent religion. Ignoramouses like you Meggs did. Have you heard of “judge not lest ye shall be judged”. “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”. “If thine own eye offend thee, pluck it out”. Go ahead, knock yourself out, stupid! While I’m at it, what are you doing on a gay site?
Meggs is a stinking harpy from the Evangelical Christian Dominionist Movement.
Well that comment made me giggle!!
A few more for Meggs to mull over.
“Women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says.” (1 Corinthians 14:34)
“If any man takes a wife, and goes in on her, and detests her, and charges her with shameful conduct, and brings a bad name on her, and says, ‘I took this woman, and when I came to her I found she was not a virgin…” (Deuteronomy 22:13,14)
“But if … evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones…” (Deuteronomy 22:20,21)
If a man discovers that a woman is not a virgin on her wedding night, all the men in town can murder her by flinging stones at her young female body as she screams in pain.
How does that grab you, Meggs? Comfortable with that? Don’t tell us you reject it because you either must believe in all of the scripture or you don’t.
Yes indeed all quite laughable considering one of the ten commandents is supposed to be “Thou shall not kill” not “Thou shall not kill unless…”
In conclusion, Meggs…When it comes to the scriptural verses in the old testament (jewish testament) which seem to be against homosexuality, fundamentalists boldly declare their belief in the “infallible, inerrant Word of God”, demanding that every single word be taken literally, without exception. But when it comes to the awkward verses listed above, they become much less sure of themselves. So much less sure, in fact, that they don’t follow what their own Bible says.
“Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is similar: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
It would be bgreat if pink news would go a bit further and give us the names of the countries.
International Service for Human Rights website includes a link to the actual Resolution and voting.
I have included them all above in the messages
Or at least I have included some – not sure if it was this or another thread where I did all …
I agree, I do feel when PinkNews write a story like this they should report it properly so we can we how countries voted.
We shouldn’t have to do the research PinkNews should.
THis site makes money because of us yet we are treated with comtempt. I find it offensive that idiots like lu and rich can post and articles are more like press releases. This site is not gay friendly
I think its a tad extreme to suggest this site is not gay friendly. There are certainly improvements that could be made, but it certainly is gay friendly and many of us on the message boards ensure the likes of Rich, Pepa and LU are treated with the contempt the deserve. Perhaps we should not have to. Equally, whilst some level of responsibility both by those posting and by PN may be achieved if there was registration required with varied personal details (kept confidential by PN). Also, on occasions there are details omitted from stories that would have been interesting to readers – although I suspect that is partly due to limited resources and partly due to editorial decision. It certainly enables the discussion on the boards to run.
Well it’s time we all boycott goods from or sold in the name of or for the benefit of any of the countries that voted against. !!!
Soon Muslims will start termination of homosexuality on Earth. Allah will command them! Allahu Akbar!
Stupid Fcuking Wanker!
I don’t believe for a minute that you are a Muslim but you certainly are a sad, lonely and pathetic wanker…tragic!
Whichever psychiatric hospital he is resident at I wish they would take his dongle off him for longer
yeah yeah yeah Rich,
Don’t call us, we’ll call you.
I think some Muslims kill enough innocent people in this world don’t you?
Why, wouldn’t you be ‘terminated’ anyway being that you here an awful lot.
I mean people must know you a homo too.
yeah yeah yeah yeah Rich,
Don’t call us, we’ll call you.
I think some Muslims kill enough innocent people in this world don’t you?
Why, wouldn’t you be ‘terminated’ anyway being that you here an awful lot.
I mean people must know you a homo too.
Sorry for the duplicate, it didn’t show hence the second.
Can’t PN get rid of these comments…they’re a bit tedious and although personally I find them more nutty than offensive they’re not really appropriate , is PN trying to make a point and show the guy up as a nut or prove homophobia exists or something..I honestly really don’t understand why they’re never removed…I’m sure most other websites would remove them
Even the posts which have been removed that I have complained about (eg calling for the massacre of homosexuals) this has taken several days to achieve … that disappoints.
rich, shut up until you can say something worth saying.
No homosexual creature shall ever step into Islamic world. Degeneracy is not permittable in Islam. That’s the Law of Almighty!
If degeneracy is not permittable in Islam why are YOU still around? I can’t think that there are many people more degenerate than you, so if Allah, God or The Flying Spaghetti Monster exist I’m sure you will be the first to receive a good smiting.
Suddenly able to speak fluent English – or is it just this part of your personality that can?
I know, Stu, fascinating the fluctuations, isn’t it?
Hate to break it to you cupcake, but there are plenty of examples of homosexuality in the Islamic world. You’re just not looking hard enough. But then I really doubt you’re a genuine Muslim anyhow.
You never stay ‘in character’ from one post to the next. That doesn’t suggest islamic fundamentalist, that suggests troll or multiple personality disorder, so which is it?
The vile false prophet Mohammed was himself one of the most degenerate men who ever lived and if you dispute that you are a liar pure and simple. Homosexuality is and always has been rife in the so called islamic world because of their hatred of women.
There’s that word again ‘vile’…..
“No homosexual creature”
So you talking about killing all that is homosexual including all cats, dogs, birds…?
Good luck with that.
Interfere with nature and it will bite you in the ass.
But then you’d enjoy that wouldn’t you.
“Degeneracy is not permittable in Islam”
Wonder what Ellen thinks about that then?
Thats quite good :)
Hope y’all like my new Gravatar, folks. The blue bird was too like something on another site.
I thought it was a bat immediately, now It looks more like a cat, could be either.
You have a very nice pussy Mrs Slocombe, oops sorry Paddyswurds,
Not surprised at all that South Africa is on the pro list. Sexual orientation is a protected right embedded in the constitution of South Africa (one of the few countries in the world to actually have the wording enshrined in such a document.) SA along with Mozambique are coming along. They have a long way to go admittedly but they are two examples of governments LEADING their people instead of tagging along decades behind the will of their own electorates.
Absolutely James and I was amazed at how progressive Mozambique are
This marks a major step forward in the worldwide campaign for LGBT rights. Congratulations are due to South Africa for proposing it and the twenty three nations who voted for it. It is highly significant, however, that the main opposition to the resolution came from African counties like Nigeria and Uganda in which religious-based homophobia is rife and Muslim countries like Bangladesh, Bahrain, Djibouti, Jordan, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.This is reminiscent of the staunch opposition of Muslim states to the repeated attempts made by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) to be granted NGO consultative status at the UN, and clearly demonstrates the serious obstacle that Islam puts in the way of LGBT rights.
Great punishment coming for homosexuals everywhere on Earth! Only after that Mankind will be free from terrible sin of homosexuality.
GWM (Gigantic Washing Machine) will come from Outer Space and swallow up the Earth with lots of suds…getting rid of all religious fanatics before the GD (Gigantic Dryer) arrives to give us all a fluff dry.. mmm.. ah loves prophecies, don’t you..yuk yuk..
UN will be devided in future days – but only until homosexuality will vanished on Earth. Hopefully genetic engineering become new instrument in resolution of homosexual problematics on Earth.
Nurse! Nurse! One of the patients is escaping again …
You bloody idiot!
What does ‘homosexual problematics’ mean anyway? lol
Rich is an idiot. He puts faith in genetic engineering with the hope of sparing humanity from his deformed and defective genes entering the gene pool.
Well done UN!
And about bloody time too!