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LGBT History Month mini-issue

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  The New Cockroaches, by Siobhan Bligh Sheffield University’s LGBT committee is raising money for SMUG, a gay rights organization in Uganda, and here Siobhan Bligh explains why.   LGBT Rights in Sudan, by Chloe E Lee Chloe E Lee looks at LGBT rights within

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The Fight for Gay Rights in Africa and Developing Countries

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In this article Jack Gibson explores recent efforts to improve the rights for LGBT people in the developing countries, a process which has focused largely on the plight of gay people living in sub-Saharan Africa. Discriminatory rhetoric in such countries has often presented homosexuality as a consequence of imperialist Western influence.

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The drugs adviser should not have been sacked for being homophobic

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Dr Hans-Christian Raabe has disgusting homophobic views. A Christian GP who believes homosexuality is immoral and has even co-written studies linking homosexuality with paedophilia, he was sacked from his role with the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, only two months after being appointed. The Home Office has said that before appointing him they asked whether he had done anything that would prove embarrassing to the government. He had not warned them of this report, soon to become very embarrassing indeed. Dr Raabe and his vile views should be kept away from any position relating to equalities or sexual health, however Dr Raabe was hired to be advising on drugs, not on equalities or sexual health. It is true that he is a homophobe and his description of the gay lifestyle as inherently ‘destructive’ and allegation that gays are more likely to be child molesters is abhorrent and unscientific. However that particular nastiness of his is not relevant to drugs policy. What is relevant to drug policy is that Dr Raabe doesn’t look like he is much of an expert on drugs at all, and so arguably should never have even been hired in the first place.