USA – Utah: Mormon-owned Brigham Young University eases rules on ‘homosexual behavior’
Polish court rules campaign linking homosexuality and paedophilia is ‘informative and educational’
Last year lawyer Bartłomiej Ciążyński filed a civil suit against Fundacja Pro, arguing that its campaign “insulted, slandered and violated the dignity” of LGBT+ people.
Yesterday the case was dismissed by a district court in Wrocław, western Poland. In his ruling, Judge Adam Maciński said the campaign “should be considered as having an informative and social dimension” as it helped raise awareness of paedophilia.
“It illustrates the issue of paedophilia to the public, as well as differences in the way sex education is implemented among minors…while [also] addressing the problem of extreme sexual education,” he said.
“The campaign did not take the form of aggressive criticism, let alone stigmatising or harassing the plaintiff.”
UK: First openly gay footballer Justin Fashanu finally inducted into Hall of Fame in heartfelt ceremony
Justin Fashanu came out as gay in 1990 – but died by suicide in 1998 after years of homophobic abuse and tabloid harassment.
USA: Federal lawsuit filed in Connecticut to block transgender athletes competing in girls track
The Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Committee comprised of three judges, has issued its judgment in Alekseyev and Others v Russia.
Paul Johnson on”Russia again in violation of ECHR for treatment of LGBT people”
Mauritania: Prison Terms for Men Celebrating Birthday Prosecutor Accused Them of “Imitating Women”
Germany: Remembrance of Lawyer Dr Kurt Gudell persecuted by nazis takes time
Kurt Gudell faced difficulties to obtain satisfaction from Germany; a request for compensation from Switzerland (for having expelled him back to his native Germany in 1944) in 1950 was also rejected. He polublished an account under the title “Ich ohrfeigte Hitler und wurde zum Opfer einer Schweizer Affäre Dreyfuss?” (Vienna, 1949)