Posts tagged Human Rights

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.
Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:
www.allout.org/aderonke

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.

Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:

www.allout.org/aderonke

Next week, All Out is releasing a new video shining a bright light on Russia’s anti-gay crackdown ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Want a sneak peek?

Watch the behind-the-scenes clips here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LohbLngrlCg

To celebrate today, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the United Nations has a new video to boldly declare: “LGBT rights are human rights”.

So glad to see our work with the Purpose Foundation and the U.N. sweeping the globe!

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.
When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.
We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.

When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.

We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill is on the table, but we know how to stop it. We’ve done it before. If every one of your friends knows about this bill, the outcry will be unstoppable:www.allout.org/uganda

Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill is on the table, but we know how to stop it. We’ve done it before. If every one of your friends knows about this bill, the outcry will be unstoppable:

www.allout.org/uganda

If this bill passes, it could allow the death penalty for lesbian and gay Ugandans. We don’t have a moment to lose, SHARE this and sign:www.allout.org/uganda

If this bill passes, it could allow the death penalty for lesbian and gay Ugandans. We don’t have a moment to lose, SHARE this and sign:

www.allout.org/uganda

SIGNAL BOOST to get the word out for our partners in Nigeria. No one should go to prison for who they love.Take action at: www.allout.org/nigeria-veto

SIGNAL BOOST to get the word out for our partners in Nigeria. No one should go to prison for who they love.

Take action at: www.allout.org/nigeria-veto

We’ve just received word Roger’s appeal hearing is MONDAY. Ask President Biya to let Roger go free, SIGN and SHARE this to tell his story:http://www.allout.org/Roger

We’ve just received word Roger’s appeal hearing is MONDAY. Ask President Biya to let Roger go free, SIGN and SHARE this to tell his story:

http://www.allout.org/Roger

Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.SHARE his powerful voice!
Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.

SHARE his powerful voice!
Via Bikya Masr:
CAIRO: An Egyptian delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday has urged the body to focus its efforts on “real people” who need assistance in questioning the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
“Finally, concerning the highly controversial notion of sexual orientation, we can only reiterate that it is not part of the universally recognized human rights,” said the Egyptian delegation at the UN Human Rights Council.
“We call on Mr. Kiai not to undermine the credibility and legitimacy oh his important work in the eyes of real people who actually need it, especially in regions where such concepts are rejected by both its Christian and Muslim inhabitants like the Middle East,” the statement added.
Egypt’s gay community has long battled stereotypes and discrimination. Last year, the country’s LGBT community had wanted to hold a demonstration in Tahrir Square to push for their rights, but canceled it, saying the country was not ready.
“We have the right to come out in society and to protect ourselves and protect our society from oppressing homosexuals because a society that doesn’t accept the other is a sick one,” said the Facebook page of the groups on why they had planned a protest.
The Facebook page saw numerous homophobic comments, murder threats and a number of people posted Qur’anic quotes to portray how homosexuality was a “sin.”
The administrator reposted the comments so the LGBT community could see the animosity directed at them.
Posted on behalf of the Facebook page’s administrator, a man had sent in this comment:
“What’s the harm if two people from the same sex somewhere in this world are hugging each other? How did I harm you? Did I take something that is yours? Did I eat your food? What? I am a human who feels, loves, hates, gets angry, forgives, and feels happy!”

Via Bikya Masr:

CAIRO: An Egyptian delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday has urged the body to focus its efforts on “real people” who need assistance in questioning the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

“Finally, concerning the highly controversial notion of sexual orientation, we can only reiterate that it is not part of the universally recognized human rights,” said the Egyptian delegation at the UN Human Rights Council.

“We call on Mr. Kiai not to undermine the credibility and legitimacy oh his important work in the eyes of real people who actually need it, especially in regions where such concepts are rejected by both its Christian and Muslim inhabitants like the Middle East,” the statement added.

Egypt’s gay community has long battled stereotypes and discrimination. Last year, the country’s LGBT community had wanted to hold a demonstration in Tahrir Square to push for their rights, but canceled it, saying the country was not ready.

“We have the right to come out in society and to protect ourselves and protect our society from oppressing homosexuals because a society that doesn’t accept the other is a sick one,” said the Facebook page of the groups on why they had planned a protest.

The Facebook page saw numerous homophobic comments, murder threats and a number of people posted Qur’anic quotes to portray how homosexuality was a “sin.”

The administrator reposted the comments so the LGBT community could see the animosity directed at them.

Posted on behalf of the Facebook page’s administrator, a man had sent in this comment:

“What’s the harm if two people from the same sex somewhere in this world are hugging each other? How did I harm you? Did I take something that is yours? Did I eat your food? What? I am a human who feels, loves, hates, gets angry, forgives, and feels happy!”

Tumblr followers! We’re on at 2:45 PM EST to livetweet the England v. Ukraine Euro2012.
Follow along at twitter.com/allout!

Tumblr followers! We’re on at 2:45 PM EST to livetweet the England v. Ukraine Euro2012.

Follow along at twitter.com/allout!

Meet our friend Marcus!
After Ukrainian President Yanukovych refused to stand up for gay rights and human rights, countries threatened to boycott the Euro 2012 - Europe’s biggest football championship, kicking off in Ukraine.
Now, Marcus Urban (Germany’s first openly gay pro football star) wants to tell his chancellor Angela Merkel to boycott. Merkel says she’ll decide whether to attend the Euro Cup “at the last minute”. So let’s help her make up her mind!
Simple, right? Join Marcus and All Out now:
allout.org/euro2012

Meet our friend Marcus!

After Ukrainian President Yanukovych refused to stand up for gay rights and human rights, countries threatened to boycott the Euro 2012 - Europe’s biggest football championship, kicking off in Ukraine.

Now, Marcus Urban (Germany’s first openly gay pro football star) wants to tell his chancellor Angela Merkel to boycott. Merkel says she’ll decide whether to attend the Euro Cup “at the last minute”. So let’s help her make up her mind!

Simple, right? Join Marcus and All Out now:

allout.org/euro2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel SIGN

Are you going to Euro Cup 2012? François Hollande, President of France, is not. After Ukrainian President Yanukovych refused to stand up for democracy and human rights, the French government decided to boycott in protest.

Germany is Ukraine’s key partner and has a huge influence on the country. If we can convince Chancellor Angela Merkel to follow the trend and also boycott, it will make headlines everywhere and pressure Yanukovych to finally denounce the laws in his Parliament that want to make saying “gay” illegal.

Merkel says she will decide whether to attend the Euro Cup “at the last minute”. So let’s help her make up her mind!

www.allout.org/euro2012

Marcus Urban, Germany’s first openly gay pro football star, wants to tell Merkel to boycott. If he can show her that thousands of us - gay and straight - are standing up against homophobia in Ukraine, we can push her over the edge. 

Marcus will deliver all our names in TWO DAYS.  Will you take one moment to ask Merkel to give Yanukovych a red card and boycott Euro 2012?

www.allout.org/euro2012

The pressure is growing: already 70,000 people have signed our petition and urged Ukraine President Yanukovych to denounce the anti-gay laws in his Parliament. He is the only one who can veto these laws that will make “homosexual propaganda” a crime throughout Ukraine. 

Getting Angela Merkel to put pressure on the President of Ukraine will send a strong message. It will create a long lasting effect to block the anti-gay bill from passing even when the Euro 2012 ends and Europe’s attention fades away. 

Ask Merkel to give Yanukovych a red card and boycott Euro 2012.

www.allout.org/euro2012

Thanks for going All Out,

Andre, Guillaume, Hayley, Jasmin, Jeremy, Mike, Tile and Wesley.

SOURCES:

Amnesty International: Ukraine
www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/europe/ukraine

French government to boycott Euro 2012 
www.france24.com/en/20120601-france-government-boycott-euro-2012-ukraine-tymoshenko?ns_campaign=editorial&ns_source=RSS_public&ns_mchannel=RSS&ns_fee=0&ns_linkname=20120601_france_government_boycott_euro_2012_ukraine

Merkel Rediscovers a Soft Spot for Human Rights 
www.spiegel.de/international/europe/chancellor-merkel-ups-pressure-on-ukraine-ahead-of-football-tournament-a-830551.html

Over 64,000 now!
We’re adding your name to an advertisement in one of Kiev’s biggest newspapers to run this week before the European Union delegation arrives in Ukraine. At such a high-profile moment for gay rights and human rights, the President is sure to notice.
Take a look above and spread the word, your voice matters more than ever.

Over 64,000 now!

We’re adding your name to an advertisement in one of Kiev’s biggest newspapers to run this week before the European Union delegation arrives in Ukraine. At such a high-profile moment for gay rights and human rights, the President is sure to notice.

Take a look above and spread the word, your voice matters more than ever.