India's Supreme Court has overturned a lower court's ruling that had decriminalized gay sex, a terrible setback for the gay-rights movement in this largely conservative country.
The UK gay Humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has expressed its dismay and outrage at the news that India’s highest court has upheld a colonial era law which criminalises gay sex.
Stonewall has launched a guide for equality activists worldwide on how to engage with the UK Government. It provides the practical information they need to work effectively with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in their countries.
Comic magicians and gay rights advocates Penn & Teller will be returning to the UK next June, 2014, to play some very special shows starting in Manchester and Birmingham, before playing a mammoth 5 nights at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London. Tickets are on sale now: Penn and Teller Tickets
These shows - part of the legendary team's first ever UK tour -- will feature Penn & Teller's classic magic tricks performed live amid their unique brand of humour and audience participation. No show will be the same. You never know what will happen!!!
Celebrating 40 years as magic's most outrageous and innovative team, Penn & Teller are Emmy award-winning TV stars, best-selling authors and Las Vegas icons. Their Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" was nominated for 16 Emmys. Their latest ventures were the highly successful ITV's "Penn & Teller Fool Us!" hosted by Jonathan Ross on Saturday nights and "Penn & Teller Tell A Lie" for Discovery Channel.
For years Penn & Teller have defied labels - and at times physics and good taste - by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from 'The Royal Variety Performance' to 'Friends' to 'The Simpsons', contemporary comedy's only team show no signs of slowing down.
With an amazing six wins as 'Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,' their 13-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them the of the longest running and one of the most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip and earning them the accolade of 'The single best show in Vegas' by the Los Angeles Times.
Derren Brown (a big fan said): 'Ingenious, laugh-out-loud, jaw-dropping power-houses. The finest in the world, and damned to hell a thousand times over.'
"Brilliant!" -- Stephen Fry
FRIDAY 13 MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
SUNDAY 15 BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
WEDNESDAY 18 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
THURSDAY 19 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
FRIDAY 20 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
SATURDAY 21 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
SUNDAY 22 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo will return to its birth town, Puerto Vallarta, from June 12-14, 2014 with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA.
One year ago this week tougher sentences came into effect for murderers who kill their victim's because of their transgender identity. Under the changes in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act these murderers now face life sentences with a starting point of 30 years in prison. These changes effectively doubled the current starting points for transgender hate crime murders and brought them in line with murders motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion or sexual orientation.