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Antony Grey Many readers will know the name of Antony Grey (pictured above), one of Britain’s first-ever gay-rights campaigners. I’m sad to say he’s died. He was 82, and hadn’t been in good health for some time. He had leukaemia and died at King Edward VII Hospital in London last Friday.
Editorial It’s election time again here in the UK. An opportunity, so the pundits are always telling us, for the British public to engage in the crucial debate about the choice of who will govern and what policies will be enacted in the next four or five years. But does it really matter who gets in?
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Gaytheist Welcome to the new Gaytheist list, run by the Pink Triangle Trust. Gaytheist is an uncensored discussion group for gay and gay-friendly straight atheists, agnostics and freethinkers who want to discuss matters of interest.
The Full Story Welcome to the first of our new format news feature. The full story replaces the two long-running features, World Watch and News Watch with a single more widely ranging look at items of news from all over the world. We hope to help join up the dots on the picture of world news and give our readers the full story.Shameful prime ministers and shameless popes. Two-faced politicians and bigoted religionists. Dean Braithwaite and George Broadhead piece together the full story.
Blogwatch As the title suggests, we do like to look at others’ blogs. Occasionally, we get bloggers to write something for us; at other times we go and look for ourselves. This issue features the blog of someone you just may have seen on TV. We’re impressed with this one and have put it on our sidebar over at our own Pink Triangle blog.
Pink Triangle Pink Triangle (PT) is a forum provided by the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) for the discussion and interchange of ideas concerning Humanism as it relates to gay and lesbian issues, and how gay and lesbian issues relate to Humanism. But gay and lesbian issues and those concerning Humanism don’t exist in a bubble: they are part of the wider world. Hence, there will be scope for broad discussion on these and related ethical issues.
An Amazing EscapeJohn Brand takes a look at James Randi – the celebrated Canadian-American stage magician and scientific sceptic – who, earlier this year at the age of 81, came out as gay.
Arresting the Pope Will someone really arrest Pope Ratzinger? The noted atheist authors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens hope so. Here, Andy Armitage looks at what may seem an audacious exercise.
Church’s End Is the Church of England as we know it coming to an end? Atheist readers may not care one way or the other, but, while it has influence, and while a conservative Reform movement is holding some of the purse strings, should we worry? Neil Richardson is part of the C of E, an institution he says is “tolerant and easygoing” – and he doesn’t want it to change.
Priestly Abuse The future Pope Benedict XVI put the good of the Catholic Church before pleas to defrock a priest with a history of child molestation, according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature. Andrew John discusses the revelation and asks, “Where does it all go from here?”
AIDS Critics Profits of the “AIDS industry” run into many billions of dollars every year. When AIDS dissidents speak up, they are ridiculed with often ad hominem arguments. Here, the AIDS dissident John Lauritsen looks at one piece of ridicule in particular, and questions why he was not allowed to write a reasoned reply in a British humanist publication.
Big Gay Flashmob Tories may be making the right noises here and there, but their responses to the concerns of gay people have been disappointing, says Peter Tatchell.
Exit Strategy Increasing numbers of people in the UK opt for an alternative to religious ceremonies when it comes to births, weddings and funerals. George Broadhead takes a closer look.
House of Homophobia It’s thirteen years since the Tories were thrown out of office and the Labour Party swept to power. On the eve of the 2010 UK general election, Narvel Annable cautions against being too negative about their achievements.
Kampania Przeciw Homofobii Mirka Makuchowska , a gay-rights activist in Poland, discusses the struggle for LGBT equality in her country and the civil-partnership awareness project being organized by Kampania Przeciw Homofobii.
Vote seXuality Yellow, red, blue, green or pink? Andy Armitage takes a look at whether being gay influences the way people vote.
Gossip Warren Allen Smith shares his thoughts on two people he’s been in contact with recently.
Out of Print Here is another in our series of reprints of articles from the earlier print version of G&LH. In G&LH, Summer 1997 , Terry Sanderson assessed the outlook for gay law reform in the UK following the election of a Labour Government in May of that year.
Airings Stephen Blake takes a look at Glee, highlights the work of The Trevor Project and takes a look at two ground-breaking short films – the Oscar-winning Trevor, from 1994, and this year’s widely anticipated Protect Me From What I Am.
Steven Dean With UK election fewer in the air, Stephen Dean tells us what he looks for in a political candidate. You can bet it’s got an “X” in it somewhere!
’Toons This month’s selection of topical ’toons.