Civil Rights

Gay Sex Ban Upheld By Indian Supreme Court

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Gay sex is to remain a crime in India after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to overturn the controversial ban. Activists and the ...

Words on the Holocaust

Josh Zitser | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Josh Zitser

Whatever you do, remember that the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day is 'journeys'. Journeys are about getting from one place to another. If we truly want to honour the lives of all those who suffered under the Nazi regime, it is our duty to ensure that we, as a society, take note of our starting point and make sure that we move forward to a more promising final destination.

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Has Strong Views On Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Mark Zuckerberg has said immigration is "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time". The Facebook CEO spoke out about the "heartbreaking" ...

The Inevitability of Gay-Marriage Equality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Same-sex marriage is not a religious issue. It is a civil issue. It is not the mark of a religious creed. It is a mark of citizenship. It is a mark of community and citizenship. To the religious I say: By denying to others the rights that you enjoy, your are denying them the community, citizenship and sense of worth you enjoy.

What Price Justice?

Isaac Shaffer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Isaac Shaffer

Legal aid is there to make sure that people can get justice even when they do not have the financial means to pay for it. It is based on the principle that the law should apply to all (and protect all) equally.

Suppression in the Name of Alleviating 'Oppression'

Farida Ahmed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...

Disability Rights Are Meaningless Without Responsibilities

Simon Stevens | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I feel that many disabled people are very good at understanding and claiming their rights but when it comes to their responsibilities, they are somewhat reluctant, often reverting back to playing the victim.

Should Russian LGBT Activist 'Out' Gay Politicians Who Vote For Anti-Gay Law?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

An LGBT activist in Russia has threatened to expose gay politicians in the country's parliament should they vote in favour of a proposed bill that wou...

'I Have A Copyright'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

On the 50th anniversary of perhaps one the most famous speeches of all time, broadcasters will be playing clips of Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Drea...

TV TONIGHT: Martin Luther King's March Into History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

The fact that the march, and the speech that changed millions of lives, was organised in a matter of weeks is just one of the intriguing factoids unco...

Ban Gay Blood Donation & Offer Free Conversion Therapy, Urges Moscow Mayoral Candidate

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Russian TV Host Dmitriy Kiselyov Says Gays' Hearts Unfit For Organ Donation, Should Be Burned (VIDEO) A Russian politician who is running...

March On Washington 50th Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

Thousands flocked from around the country to stand in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. The capital’s National Mall was flooded as men...

Swedish Athletes Give The (Rainbow) Finger At Moscow World Championships

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Rainbow Zebra Crossing Protest Outside Russian Embassy In Stockholm (PICTURES) Two Swedish athletes have shown their support for gay righ...

Russian TV Presenter Sacked After Coming Out As Gay On Air

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A gay Russian TV presenter has told how he was sacked after coming out live on air. Anton Krasovsky was immediately fired after making his announc...

WATCH: Gays' Hearts 'Unfit For Extending Anyone's Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

A Russian TV host has said gay people should be barred from donating blood and sperm and their hearts burned rather than used for organ donation. D...

'Stephen Fry Is Sick', Says Russian Politician Before Likening Homosexuality To Bestiality

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Rainbow Zebra Crossing Protest Outside Russian Embassy In Stockholm (PICTURE) WATCH: Gays' Hearts 'Unfit For Extending Anyone's Life' ...

LOOK: Rainbow Zebra Crossing Protest Outside Russian Embassy In Stockholm

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Stephen Fry Is Sick', Says Russian Politician Before Likening Homosexuality To BestialityPetition: Russian Winter Olympics Should Be Move...

Russian Sports Minister Tells LGBT Activists To 'Calm Down' Over Sochi Winter Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Russian Curator 'Fired For Refusing To Censor Art Critical Of Sochi Winter Games' Russia’s Sports Minister has urged LGBT acivists to ...

Russian Curator 'Fired For Refusing To Censor Art Critical Of Sochi Winter Games'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Petition: Russian Winter Olympics Should Be Moved From Sochi To Vancouver To Protect Gay Rights'Gay Athletes & Tourists Could Face Arrest ...

Petition Calls For Russian Winter Games To Be Moved To Vancouver To Protect Gay Rights

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Russian Sports Minister Tells LGBT Activists To 'Calm Down' Over Sochi Winter OlympicsRussian Curator Fired For Refusing To Censor Art Cri...

University Bans Students From Protesting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's largest university has banned students from protesting - and has threatened legal action if students do not comply. SEE ALSO: University ...

South Africa Needs Civil Society and Decent Work as Much as Overseas Aid

Richard Darlington | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Darlington

This week has seen a row over whether the UK should continue to fund aid to South Africa. By pure coincidence, I am in Johannesburg at the moment. Aid...

The Boston Bombing Was Terrorism: A Response to Steven Kurlander

Adam Jung | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Adam Jung

What is dangerous about Kurlander's article, is the unfounded ammunition it provides for the state to continue vilification and harassment of anarchists. Kurlander argues that by calling the Boston bombing "terrorism" it frames it "as an act of war," allowing "the federal government to violate and decrease our constitutional rights and individual liberties in the name of fighting terrorism." The sad irony is that his article contributes to the State's efforts to do exactly that based on a political belief.

Love Has No Colour: Rural Georgia High School Students Hold First Racially Integrated Prom

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A group of Georgia students have made history by organising the first ever racially-integrated prom for their rural high school - nearly 60 years afte...

48th Anniversary Of The Assassination Of Malcolm X

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

African American Muslim minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X was shot dead 48 years ago today. The 39-year-old was gunned down in front of...