Under the schools ‘No Outsider’ program, students as young as four were being taught about same sex marriage and transgender lifestyle in an effort to fight discrimination at an early age. In spite of its name, the program alienated and incensed a large number of parents in the predominantly Muslim area who opposed it both on religious grounds, and due to the young age of the students involved.
During the protest against Birmingham headteacher Andrew Moffatt’s decision to introduce lessons on equality, same-sex marriage and relationships one speaker said being gay should not be given a ‘positive spin’.
He then called the lessons, designed to teach the children at Parkfield Community Scool about equality and introduce them to books called ‘Mummy, Mama and Me’ and ‘King & King’, ‘toxic’ and an ‘aggressive indoctrination’.
An estimated 600 Muslim children have been withdrawn from a school in protest against lessons about homosexuality and gender equality.
The pupils, aged between 4 and 11, are being kept home from Parkfield Community School in Birmingham to protest the school’s ‘No Outsiders’ programme, which teaches children about LGBT lifestyles.
The children involved in the mass exodus represent about 80 per cent of the school’s entire enrolment.
Reap the whirlwind.
The Trump administration will launch an effort to decriminalize homosexuality in countries where it is still illegal, as part of a diplomatic push for LGBTQ rights — and an effort to isolate Iran, which persecutes homosexuals.
The killers of a medical student slashed his throat and wrote ‘he’s gay’ in his blood across the wall of his dorm room.
Assil Belalta was found dead at his student residence at University City in Ben Aknoun, just outside Algiers, Algeria, on Sunday.
The 21-year-old has his throat cut in what has been reported as a homophobic killing by two attackers who then stole his car.
A man has been jailed for eight months under Tunisia’s anti-gay laws after reporting that he had been raped by two male robbers, it has been claimed.
The 22-year-old is said to have gone to a police station in the southern Tunisian town of Sfax to report the alleged assault and robbery – only to be arrested himself.
A gay rights group in the North African country said he was accused of homosexuality and forced to undergo an invasive anal examination.
A Muslim councillor has apologised after Labour activists accused him of attacking the party’s “values and traditions” when he suggested primary school-aged children were “too young” for a curriculum based around celebrating LGBT lifestyles and so-called diversity.
They haven’t seen the end of this.
Hafsa Qureshi says being Muslim and bisexual has seen friends reject her and discrimination at work. She describes why it’s vital to break stereotypes and encourage diverse LGBT+ role models.
Being BAME, LGBT and Muslim makes discrimination feel almost inevitable.
If that pic is really her I think she’s going to have a lot more to worry about than upsetting language.
An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to one year of hard labour for interviewing a gay man last year.
A court in Giza also fined Mohamed al-Ghiety 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167; £130) for “promoting homosexuality” on his privately owned LTC TV channel.
The gay man, whose identity was hidden, had talked about life as a sex worker.
Homosexuality is not explicitly criminalised in Egypt, however, the authorities have been increasingly cracking down on the LGBT community.
In Canada a TV host is likely to be arrested if they interview a straight male.
Miriam hid her sexuality from her strict Muslim parents for years. When she eventually did come out to them, she found it impossible to translate “lesbian” into Punjabi or Urdu. She explains how the conversation put an end to her double life “playing the straight woman” but caused a rift so deep that her father disowned her.
She’s been lucky so far…
LGBT activists said on Monday that at least two people have died and about 40 people detained in what has been described as a new crackdown on gay people in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
The new allegations come after reports in 2017 saying more than 100 gay men had been arrested and subjected to torture, and some of them killed, in the predominantly Muslim region.
Chechen authorities denied those accusations, and federal authorities conducted a probe that found nothing to support the reports.
Paul Makonda, regional commissioner for Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam, announced the government plans to identify and arrest the “many homosexuals” in the east African nation. Their punishment could include as much as 30 years in jail, Reuters reported.
On October 22, about three thousand people rallied in central Paris “to denounce assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and demand urgent action from the government.” Among the many recent incidents that had sparked the protest, noted Reuters, were “the beating of a gay couple by their cab driver” the previous week and the murder in August, in the Bois de Boulogne, of a “transgender sex worker.” Another report on the rally mentioned two additional, and particularly high-profile, incidents: in September, an actor named Arnaud Gagnoud was beaten up after giving his boyfriend a hug outside a theater in Paris’s 20th arrondissement; on October 16, Guillaume Mélanie, founder of the gay-rights group Urgence, was gay-bashed in a Paris street.
Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly made the claims as he weighed into the debate about whether religious schools should have the right to exclude homosexual teachers because they did not reflect school values.
Two women have been caned in Malaysia after being found guilty of attempting to have sex with each other in what is said to be the first case of such a punishment imposed on women for being lesbians.
The public caning took place in the conservative state of Terengganu in the northeast of the country on Monday. The women were caned six times each in the Sharia High Court in front of around 100 people.