Entries by Peter G Tatchell from 01/2013

Ugandan Leader Pulls Back on 'Kill the Gays' Bill?

| Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

Uganda's notorious 'Kill the Gays' Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be revived in parliament. The country's prime minister Amama Mbabazi' has indicated that the government of Uganda might not back the harsher aspects of the bill but may agree to a crackdown on the advocacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights. This may not be as bad as the death penalty but it is still a grave infringement of freedom of expression and a violation of the Ugandan constitution and international human rights law.

ACPO Urge Police to Rethink DNA Sampling of Gay Men

| Posted 01.23.2013 | UK Politics

Men convicted of consenting gross indecency with other adult males are no danger to the public. None of them should have been subjected to DNA sampling. Manchester police have apologised. Other forces have not, so far. I hope they will follow Manchester's lead.