Officials of the Russian Embassy in Singapore have refused to accept a petition signed by 200 members of the LGBT community and their allies when four activists visited their premises on Friday morning, say petition organisers.
About 100 protesters gathered last Saturday to take a stand against Russia's anti-gay law which bans so-called gay "propaganda", and express solidarity with LGBTs in Russia; a petition will be delivered to the Russian embassy this week.
Members of Singapore's LGBT community and allies are are expected to gather at 6pm on Aug 24 to take a stand against Russia's anti-gay law which bans so-called gay "propaganda", and express solidarity with LGBTs in Russia.
The International Olympic Committee has been asked to clarify its recent comments that it will punish athletes who stand up for gay rights in Russia following the Interior Ministry's confirmation that openly gay people attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be arrested under the country’s draconian new anti-gay law.
The Sydney Mardi Gras organisers are accused of locking rival online groups out of the upcoming parade and Fair Day. The Australian federal government is considering a plan for a new A$10 million sexual health campaign targeting gay men. In Britain, Catholic adoption agencies will not be exempted from anti-discrimination laws.