In Europe, Health on 02/07/2013 at 7:50 pm
Greece’s far-right health minister has re-introduced forced HIV tests.
A report on the Pink News website states that HIV campaigners are “appalled” by the decision. The law had previously been used to round up and forcibly test hundreds of women, some of whom had their details published in the press when they were found to be HIV+.
Economic crisis in Greece is leading to a social and health crisis as the right victimise the most vulnerable.
Queers against the Cuts expresses our solidarity with everyone affected by this decision: we will produce a longer statement shortly.
In Uncategorized on 11/06/2013 at 8:58 pm
Public meeting organised by UNITE London & Eastern Region LGBT Committee
The speakers are:-
Joseph Healy (Queers Against the Cuts and Greece Solidarity Campaign) who will be giving a report on the situation for LGBTQ communities in Greece at this time
Gavin Sibthorpe (UNITE London & Eastern Region LGBT Committee and SERTUC Youth Network) will be speaking on his recent visit to Cuba
The meeting will be chaired by Queer activist Emmanouil Balomenos from Greece
The meeting will be on Wednesday 19 June – 6:30 pm at UNITE House, 128 Theobald’s Rd London WC1 (station: Holborn)
Joseph recently returned from Greece as part of a delegation which met with members of the Greek LGBTQ community there and resulted in Queers Against the Cuts having a statement read out at Athens Pride.
Gavin recently visited Cuba and will speak about the situation there.
In Anti-Fascism, QUAC on 31/05/2013 at 9:25 am
The police have told the BNP that their demo must take place in Whitehall. They initially said they would defy the police, and continue to assemble in Woolwich. But now they have moved their protest to central London, so the Unite against Fascism counter-demo has also moved.
Don’t let the racists divide us
Saturday 1 June
Assemble 12 noon
Downing Street, London – nearest tube Charing Cross
Get to the demo from the Trafalgar Square end of Whitehall. Don’t go to Westminster – the BNP are assembling there.
Queers Against the Cuts has invited members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Communities to come a join them at the demonstration called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) in Woolwich this Saturday
Saturday 1 June,
General Gordon Square,
Next to Woolwich Arsenal DLR/Rail station
The UAF demonstration has been called in response to the way that the far right English Defence League and the Fascist British nationalist Party have exploited the terrible murder of Lee Rigby. This has included the BNP targeting Lewisham Islamic Centre where the Daily Mail, Evening Standard are claiming that Michael Adebolajo has visited.
“We were all horrified by the brute murder Lee Rigby, ” said Richard Farnos Co-Convener of Queers Against The Cuts. “Including members of the Lewisham Islamic Centre who condemned it . On the other hand the BNP and EDL have wallowed in the Lee Rigby’s death, opportunistically using it to spread hate and violence, demonising a whole community for political act of an individual. It would rather be like suggesting that all heterosexual men where paedophiles because of the abuses of Jimmy Saville.”