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How GFR is as much about communities as it is about running

How GFR is as much about communities as it is about running

23rd January 2017 by Mike Findlay (Glasgow Frontrunners)

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LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth

LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth

4th August 2014 by Matthew Waites (University of Glasgow)

The free online book Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, is the first book to analyse LGBTI People’s experiences in the Commonwealth context. Co-edited by Corinne Lennox (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) and Matthew Waites (University of Glasgow), and published by the School of Advanced Study in the University of London on a not-for-profit basis, the book includes 19 chapters written by activists and academics from all regions of the Commonwealth and represents a substantial resource for learning and transnational activism which can be disseminated (for example on Twitter or by sharing its Facebook site). The volume offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual behaviour and relationships. Copies have been donated to Pride House Glasgow to be read by visitors there during the Commonwealth games, and flyers can be obtained there.

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​Equality and Diversity: All Strands

​Equality and Diversity: All Strands

30th July 2014 by Jane Carnall (Pride House Glasgow)

A few years ago ILGA-Europe's annual conference was held at the Hague, and many keynote speakers justly praised the equality that LGBT people had achieved in the Netherlands. I noticed an odd direction to the speeches of many of the Dutch politicians: they tended to contrast 'religious opposition' to 'LGBT human rights'. One speaker said explicitly that the problem was Muslims versus LGBT people. I happened to have lunch that day with Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, a French delegate, who was the founder of HM2F, the association for gay Muslims in France. (A year or two later, Zahed was to found the first LGBT-friendly mosque in France.) I wasn't aware of who he was: we were simply talking over lunch in English when he asked what I had thought of that last speaker. I said truthfully that he was obviously an enthusiastic supporter of LGBT rights – but he had spoken as if Muslim and LGBT were two exclusive categories, whereas of course there are LGBT Muslims 

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