#FOOTY4IDAHO (by AFLPA)
“AFL Players have taken a pledge against homophobic language to highlight the damaging effects it can have within sport and the community.
To mark IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) on Friday 17 May, the AFL Players’ Association is running a social media campaign titled Footy4IDAHO.
“The Annual Review 2013 uncovers the real situation of LGBTI people beyond laws and gives us the whole picture of what it is like to be an LGBTI person in Europe today. The picture is far from satisfactory. While some countries are scoring high on the Rainbow Map because they have good laws, the situation on the ground often is very different. Even in countries with the most advanced laws and policies, there is a surprisingly high percentage of LGBTI people who are adjusting their behaviours on a daily basis because they fear violence and harassment when in public.”
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Kenya, 2013. Police in Kenya have stopped people marching through the capital Nairobi today (17 May) to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
A permit had been issued to allow Kenyan LGBTs and supporters to procession.
But this morning police withdrew the permit just as the event was about to start on Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park.
Julie Jules, Out in Kenya community leader, told Gay Star News: ‘Basically the police stopped the procession because we would be seen to be “promoting homosexuality”.
‘Being homosexual in Kenya is a criminal offence currently according the penal code.’ (via Police shut down IDAHO gay march in Kenya | Gay Star News)
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Fox News chose to ignore the historic passage of marriage equality in Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota, opting instead to promote a handful of asinine horror stories about same-sex marriage.
Fox News viewers are likely unaware that three states - Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota -voted to legalize same-sex marriage over the past three weeks. That’s because Fox News spent a total of one minutecovering the stories, according to an Equality Matters analysis:
While CNN and MSNBC both covered the developments, Fox News made only three mentions of the passage of marriage equality in Rhode Island, entirely ignoring the new law in Delaware.
At the same time that Fox was ignoring these historic victories, the network promoted several stories meant to stoke right-wing fears about marriage equality.
On May 1 - just one day before Rhode Island’s vote - Fox News host Bill O’Reilly criticized a speech by Masha Gessen, a Russian gay activist who claimed that marriage equality would - and should — “change” the institution of marriage, adding “it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.” O’Reilly cited the speech as evidence that “a lot of gay activists” might secretly want to destroy marriage - a plot that O’Reilly refers to as “the Swedish model.” Watch the video.
We have far more than 87,000 rapes in this country every year, but each of them is invariably portrayed as an isolated incident. We have dots so close they’re splatters melting into a stain, but hardly anyone connects them, or names that stain. In India they did. They said that this is a civil rights issue, it’s a human rights issue, it’s everyone’s problem, it’s not isolated, and it’s never going to be acceptable again. It has to change. It’s your job to change it, and mine, and ours.
Evie, the former nanny of U.S. president Barack Obama, shows a picture of herself (left) dressed for a pageant in Jakarta. Evie has endured a lifetime of abuse because of her transgender identity.
Photo by Dita Alangkara (AP)