Istanbul AFP - Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city's Gay Pride parade. Authorities in Turkey's biggest city banned the annual parade earlier this month over security concerns, sparking anger from gay rights activists. Police at the scene -- who heavily outnumbered demonstrators -- said 12 people had been detained, an AFP photographer said.
A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles. Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.
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The march started off peacefully A gay rights demonstration in Moscow degenerated into violence for the second year running as right-wing and orthodox extremists attacked gay rights activists and supporters of the unauthorised demonstration. GayRussia leader Nikolai Alexeyev was bundled into a police van and driven away moments after arriving outside the offices of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who has called homosexuals "satanic". British veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was punched in the face by an anti-gay rights protester. After receiving the blow, he leaned on a lamppost and shouted: "Someone protect me, Someone protect me," before being roughly escorted away by riot police.
Nick Griffin is being accused of inciting a mob to attend the house of a gay couple who won a crucial legal victory this week. The BNP leader used Twitter to publish the address of Michael Black and John Morgan, who booked a double room at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast and started legal proceedings after they were refused a double bed. Lib dem president Tim Farron commented: "Nick Griffins tweets are disgusting and he should hang his head in shame.
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Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmationdignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigmais the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. Ranging from solemn to carnivalesque, pride events are typically held during LGBT Pride Month or some other period that commemorates a turning point in a country's LGBT historyfor example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia's decriminalization of homosexuality.
Thousands of Hong Kong Christians were unified in intolerance yesterday as they demonstrated against homosexuality at government headquarters…. Organisers estimated that 50, attended whilst police put the figure at 5, On this occasion, Hong Wrong is happy to side with the police estimate.