Boris Johnson says homophobic and racist comments were ‘satire”Write comment (0 Comments)
Aspirant British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has defended previous homophobic and racist comments saying they were “satire”. Considering the nature of the comments, you can be forgiven for wondering whether this oaf is an appropriate candidate for Britisn Prime Minister.
Johnson, who hopes to gain his party’s support to become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain, says articles he wrote in the past which described gay people as “bum boys” and Africans as “pinccaninnies” with “watermelon smiles” were purely satirical and had been completely misunderstood.
Answering questions from Sky New UK, Johnson said the quotes had been taken “wholly out of context”.
“If you look at each and every one of those columns and articles, you’ll find the quotations have been wrenched out of context, in many cases made to mean the opposite of what was intended.” Johnson said of his past articles.
In 1998 Johnson wrote a column for The Telegraph about the resignation of Labour politician Peter Mandelson. Johnson said the gay politician’s decision to step down would lead to the blubbing of “tank-topped bumboys” in “the Ministry of Sound” nightclub, and “the soft-lit Soho drinking clubs frequented by Mandy and his pals.”
Johnson had also been critical of allowing schools to include information about homosexual practices in sex education classes and was an opponent of marriage equality. In his 2001 book Friends, Voters, Countrymen, Johnson compared marriage equality to bestiality.
“If gay marriage was OK – and I was uncertain on the issue – then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog.” Johnson wrote.
This year’s cause for Pretoria LGBTI gay pride:Write comment (0 Comments)
As we celebrate Stonewall we are bringing this to you. "What's your stonewall? " your stonewall is your fight... what is your cause? This can be from corrective Rape to bullying, even hate speech. Let's highlight all what we need to fight for still.
Trans Woman’s naked protest churns up ZambiaWrite comment (0 Comments)
In Zambia when you want to protest you do it naked, or so says Episcopal priest, Zambian native and Human Rights researcher, the Rev. Kapya Kaoma. This was part of his response after Zambian Social Media was set alight by the live Streamed protest by Kanyanta Kakana, who is known as Tanaka.
LGBTI rights activist Tanaka, staged the protest after escaping from Chainama Mental Health Hospital on Great East Road, Lusaka.
She had returned to Zambia after a stay in South Africa where she had begun taking female hormones and had breast implant surgery as part of her transition from her original male body. When she arrived at home with her changed body, her parents placed her in the hospital because they thought she had had a mental breakdown.
At the start of her broadcast, she stated, “They want to put me in jail.”
“Please tune in. There’s a naked girl on Great East Road and it’s me,” she said shortly after displaying both her male genitalia and her breasts.
‘Look at the human rights discrimination in this country. My own mother is doing this to me. You are my witnesses.’
It is understood Tanaka was apprehended and returned to the mental health facility where she had been detained, as she entered the vehicle she said, “They’re about to take me in. I’m still live. I’m still live.”
Botswana wants to make gay sex illegal againWrite comment (0 Comments)
The government of Botswana isn’t happy with its status as the latest African country to legalize same-sex intimacy and has announced it will appeal the recent High Court ruling that overturned Botswana’s anti-gay law. This could mean they will re-instate a colonial-era law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison.
The landmark court ruling on 11 June, which was praised by international organizations and activists, meant Botswana joined a handful of African countries that have legalized same-sex relationships.
But Attorney General Abraham Keetshabe said in a statement that the high court was mistaken in its conclusion in overturning the old law.
“I am of the view that the High Court erred in arriving at this conclusion and thus, I have decided to note an appeal with the Court of Appeal,” Keetshabe said, without giving further details of the grounds for the appeal.
In June, a panel of three judges ruled that sections of the penal code banning gay sex were unconstitutional as they violate privacy, liberty, and dignity. It also found the ban to be discriminatory and not to serve the public interest.
Latheem Gabriel releases Seed of UneaseWrite comment (0 Comments)
Latheem Gabriel is a natural born talent who’s star is on the rise. He was singing by age eight and composing songs by sixteen. He was trained to play the guitar and violin. His soulful voice and tone is reminiscent of Alanis Morissette meets Tracey Chapman.
Latheem’s musical inspirations include his world view, his family, social injustice, love and relationship dynamics. “My musical point of view stems from my personal life and love experiences, human rights activism and our shifting social and political landscape.”
Latheem Gabriel's talents have taken him far and wide, including performing for the Mayor of Stockholm and he’s shared the stage with headliners like, Nakhane Toure` from the Black Coffee hit “We dance again”, Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground, Matthew Gold, Craig Lucas and Jimmy Nevis. His single “Human Being” was selected as the official Pretoria Pride anthem for 2017, reaching the number one spot.Read more ...
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