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‘gay-free zone’

  • 18th July 2011

    More extremist posters appear in East London 217

    One of the posters found in Tower Hamlets last week

    11:20 AM — More extremist posters have been discovered in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets. It is understood the posters were found last Thursday morning at council-managed housing blocks in Shadwell, next to the DLR and Overground station.

  • 14th June 2011

    Gay campaigners welcome mosque’s pledge 121

    One of the stickers which appeared in the area earlier this year

    4:34 PM — Gay rights campaigners have welcomed what they say is the first significant promise from the East London Mosque to stop hosting homophobic speakers. Earlier this week, a letter signed by 12 activists, including writers Julie Bindel and Paul Burston, said it was clear that there was a religious campaign in east London to intimidate gay people.

  • 13th June 2011

    Peter Tatchell: Gay rights groups need to stand up to Islamist homophobia 127

    Peter Tatchell says gay campaigners are terrified of being accused of racism for objecting to Islamist homophobia

    1:47 PM — Why did a few anti-gay stickers in East London provoke an outcry by gay groups, while far worse homophobia passed without protest?

  • 1st June 2011

    Man fined for East End anti-gay stickers 111

    The stickers were found across the East End

    3:54 PM — An 18-year-old Muslim man has been fined for posting homophobic stickers around London’s East End.

  • 13th May 2011

    Teen arrested over anti-gay stickers may be charged with inciting hatred

    The stickers were found across the East End

    2:26 PM — Prosecutors are considering whether to charge a teenager arrested over homophobic stickers in London's East End with inciting anti-gay hatred. If Mohammed Hasnath is charged with the offence, it will only be the second time the law has been used.

  • 21st April 2011

    Man, 18, arrested over east London anti-gay stickers 227

    The stickers declare east London a 'gay-free zone'

    4:00 PM — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with homophobic stickers plastered around London's east end. The teenager, from Leamouth, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence yesterday, police said.

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