Entries by Peter G Tatchell from 11/2011

Needless Restrictions Remain on Gay Blood Donors

| Posted 11.07.2011 | UK Politics

Gay and bisexual men who have not had oral or anal sex in the last year are now officially allowed to give blood, according to the UK Department of Health. Although the new policy is a big improvement, the revised rules are still excessive, unjustified and discriminatory.

Commonwealth Summit Failed LGBT People

| Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Politics

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia, was a huge disappointment in terms of human rights. The failings were particularly acute concerning the systemic abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights in 80% of the Commonwealth's 54 member states.

Don't Cut Aid Over Homophobic Abuses, Switch It

| Posted 11.14.2011 | UK Politics

Western governments should be working with LGBTI organisations and other human rights campaigners in homophobic countries to empower them to challenge sexual orientation and gender identity oppression.

How to Save the Economy: A One-off 20% Tax on the Richest 10%

| Posted 11.22.2011 | UK Politics

The super rich have a patriotic duty to help save the economy by paying more tax. If they love Britain, they will be willing to do this, in order to help us win through the current economic crisis.

Britain is an Economic Dictatorship - Time for Economic Democracy

| Posted 11.28.2011 | UK Politics

Behind the cosy democratic facade, Britain is a cut-throat economic dictatorship. A rich and powerful economic elite makes all the key economic decisions, excluding millions of employees and consumers.

Government is Failing on HIV

| Posted 11.30.2011 | UK Politics

HIV education is woefully inadequate in most schools. Teaching pupils how to roll a condom on a banana is not good enough. Very few students learn what to do if a partner refuses to wear a condom ie. how to negotiate safer sex.