Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The CEO of Dangdang, a Chinese e-commerce company, has posted a banned gay advert on social media that has since gone viral. The poster was for the 'Dare to Do, Dare to Be' campaign, which celebrates the company's fifteenth anniversary.
The poster shows two men walking hand in hand above the words: ‘I fear prejudice but I dare to love. The poster did not pass censors but Li Guoqing uploaded the advert to his Weibo account, the Chinese version of Twitter.
Anyway, Dangdang is the first mainland company to support LGBTI people in China and the first firm to openly say LGBTI people should be treated fairly.
Same love everywhere
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Amnesty International is calling on the European Commission to propose new standards to combat discriminatory violence on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity, and on member states to support such an initiative.
Nicolas Beger, director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office, said: “The daily and ongoing violence experienced by LGBTI people in Europe is a serious and heinous form of discrimination”.
He continued: “However, there is a severe lack of adequate standards to tackle homophobic and transphobic violence both at EU and national levels. There is an urgent need for concrete EU action to duly protect the victims and prosecute the perpetrators accordingly”.
Mr Beger added: “The EU must step up and strengthen its standards on hate crime. This is key to ensuring that any discriminatory motive is duly taken into account across the whole of the EU”.
No steps back!
Stop hate crime