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Chief Constable of Gwent Police, Pam Kelly, apologises to LGBTQ+ community for past “homophobic witch-hunts and discriminatory law enforcement”

Graham Robson February 6, 2024

Gwent Police‘s Chief Constable, Pam Kelly, has made a formal apology to the LGBTQ+ community, acknowledging past “homophobic witch-hunts and discriminatory law enforcement”. In a letter to LGBTQ+ campaigner Peter Tatchell, Kelly expressed regret for the harm caused by the often abusive way the police enforced historic anti-LGBTQ+ laws: “We recognise that our LGBTQ+ communities […]

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West Mercia Police chief constable Alex Murray apologises to LGBTQ+ community, acknowledging past homophobic witch-hunts and discriminatory law enforcement

Graham Robson January 15, 2024

West Mercia’s Chief Constable, Alex Murray, has made a formal apology to the LGBTQ+ community, acknowledging past homophobic witch-hunts and discriminatory law enforcement. In a letter to Peter Tatchell, Murray expressed regret for the harm caused by the often abusive way the police enforced historic anti-LGBTQ+ laws: “On behalf of West Mercia Police, I want […]

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Equalities Minister, Kemi Badenoch, invited to meet leading LGBTQ+ advocacy groups

Graham Robson January 9, 2024

Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch MP has received an invitation to meet with leading LGBTQ+ advocacy groups. The invitation, which comes from human rights organisation Peter Tatchell Foundation, is in response to reports that Badenoch has had little or no engagement with most LGBTQ+ organisations, despite claiming to have met “extensively’ with “numerous” LGBTQ+ groups. “Badenoch’s […]

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Mauritius Supreme Court legalises homosexuality

Graham Robson October 5, 2023

Lead Pic: Pliny Soocoormanee, Executive Officer of Peter Tatchell Foundation, at Mauritius Pride In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Mauritius has declared the country’s ban on same-sex intimacy ‘discriminatory’ and ‘unconstitutional’. The case was brought by Abdool Ridwan Firaas Ah Seek, the president of the local LGBTQ+ organisation Collectif Arc-en-Ciel, with support from the […]

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Chief Constable of Sussex, Jo Shiner, makes “full and unreserved apology” to LGBTQ+ community

Graham Robson July 26, 2023

The Chief Constable of Sussex, Jo Shiner, has made a “full and unreserved apology” to the LGBTQ+ community for past, historic “prejudice, ill- treatment, bias, discrimination, harm, (and) injustices” by the police.

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