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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

James Bickerton November 3, 2017 0

Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell used an interview with The Backbencher to slam that section of the left which is sympathetic to Putin’s Russia. Tatchell, who was badly beaten at the 2007 Moscow

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Homophobia is not a thing of the past, and nor should our struggle against it be.

Homophobia is not a thing of the past, and nor should our struggle against it be.

Dylan Morris February 5, 2014 1

Dylan Morris believes that there is still much progress to be made in the field of gay rights. Gay rights have come a long way in the last fifty years, and it is in

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Leave Russia Alone

Leave Russia Alone

Backbencher January 31, 2014 2

Left-wing activists who focus on gay rights in Russia overlook far more illiberal homophobia in other countries, argues Jack Wharton. On the BBC’s Andrew Marr show recently, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to selected

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The Libertarian divide over the Bulls

The Libertarian divide over the Bulls

Backbencher December 2, 2013 6

As the Supreme Court decided that it was illegal for Hazelmary and Peter Bull to refuse service to two gay men at their B&B on religious grounds, Libertarians nationwide found themselves as divided as

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Freddie Mercury & Gay Rights

Freddie Mercury & Gay Rights

Backbencher November 24, 2013 0

22 years ago today, on what would have been his 67th birthday, Freddie Mercury became the first rock star to die due to complications relating to AIDS The Queen front man is still regarded

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Check Your Privilege, Comrade: Identity Politics & The Left

Check Your Privilege, Comrade: Identity Politics & The Left

Lee Jenkins November 21, 2013 3

Can the Left have unity when everybody needs their own collectivised voice? Identity politics is largely a result of how the organised labour came into being; a group (in this case industrial workers) was perceived to

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What can Macklemore teach libertarians?

What can Macklemore teach libertarians?

Daniel Pryor June 4, 2013 2

It takes a special type of person to enjoy canvassing, leafleting and telling on election nights. I’ve done them all myself, and consequently can be placed firmly in said category of ‘special’. But such

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Freedom Of Speech* (Conditions Apply)

Freedom Of Speech* (Conditions Apply)

Backbencher May 30, 2013 3

Can freedom of speech survive opposition to Same-Sex Marraige? With the United Kingdom on the verge of an official acceptance of same-sex marriage, the hot topic has, evidently, revolved around the traditional arguments of

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Same Sex Marriage: 2013 and Beyond

Same Sex Marriage: 2013 and Beyond

Backbencher May 22, 2013 0

By Greg Dooley In the first decade of the twenty first century, one tug of war between progressivism and conservatism has dominated legislative, judicial and direct democratic politics across the world. Within this period,

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Liberal Ends, Illiberal Means

Michael St George May 20, 2013 1

The Government’s Gay Marriage Bill being debated in the House of Commons today is a flawed measure. Not in any way because of what it proposes or purportedly seeks to achieve: but because of

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