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Tuesday 06 January 2009
The BBC came under fire today after celebrity lesbian couple Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson were the subject of "gratuitously sexist and homophobic remarks" in an end-of-year show.
Friday 26 December 2008
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, delivered Channel 4's alternative Christmas address yesterday, sending a message of "happiness, prosperity, peace and brotherhood for humanity" which immediately ignited a furious row.
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Lesbian and gay Christians today denounced Pope Benedict's claim that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.
Thursday 30 October 2008
The BBC today denied it had been "homophobic" after a complaint was made to police about an episode of Have I Got News For You.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/the-vote-grab-1.html">Peter Tatchell: Voting machines are unreliable and inaccurate</a>
Wednesday 29 October 2008
As early voting in the US presidential elections gets underway, ES&S iVotronics touch-screen electronic voting machines have been observed in four separate states flipping the votes – mostly from Barack Obama to John McCain but sometimes to third party candidates too.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/the-vote-grab-v.html">Peter Tatchell: Voter purge could swing result to McCain</a>
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Around 13 million US voters have been purged from the electoral rolls since 2004. That's 10 per cent of the 120 million votes cast in 2004 and twice as many voters as have been added through recent massive voter registration drives
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/the-vote-grab-h.html">Peter Tatchell: How the Republicans stole the 2004 election</a>
Monday 27 October 2008
Will next week's US presidential vote be free and fair? Based on the conduct of the last election, possibly not. The 2004 election was marred by vote-fixing that would disgrace a banana republic
Friday 17 October 2008
Saturday 27 September 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/09/the-brown-bounc.html" target="_blank">Peter Tatchell: The Brown Bounce won't save Labour</a>
Friday 26 September 2008
Gordon Brown got a bounce from the Labour Party conference, but it won't last. His positive policy announcements on free prescriptions for cancer patients and extended free nursery places are not enough to significantly and permanently reverse the party's disastrous poll ratings.
Saturday 30 August 2008
The Proms are having a hard time from officialdom this year. In March government minister Margaret Hodge warned the organisers that the concerts were guilty of elitism where "people of different backgrounds didn't feel at ease in being part of this".
Wednesday 25 June 2008
Nelson Mandela will tonight break his silence on the Zimbabwe crisis to condemn the electoral chaos engulfing the country, according to sources close to the former South African president.
Saturday 29 March 2008
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella