Hello! The Gay Activist website has been on the internet for sixteen years, provides background notes about key LGBTI campaigning issues, and helps readers become more effective by passing on tips and ideas.
The key campaigning issues for gay activists continue to be: equality in the workplace (including armed forces and other public services), in housing, family, health and age related care; fair treatment for refugees, assylum seekers and foreign partners; blackmail, homophobia and violence against gay men in particular; anti-gay vandalism and the destruction of gay owned property and businesses; religious bigotry, lies and hatred directed against gay people; challenging stereotypes and correcting lies about gay people; and the fight for gay people to access their human rights and in some countries the right to life.
2013 was a particularly dismal year for the lives of gay men, lesbians and trans people in Russia, Africa and Asia. Uganda passed its draconian anti-gay law, which threatens life imprisonment for all gays, while Russia passed laws to ban "the promotion of homosexuality". In other parts of the world, rights for our community took a step backwards, with more liberal laws being undone, such as a reversal of legality in India, and the scrapping of gay marriage in a part of Australia only a few days after it was introduced.
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