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UN is no place for a Pope

The UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is one of the signatories to a letter sent by the Alliance for a Secular Europe to Martin Schulz MEP, President of the European Parliament. The letter concerns the President’s decision to invite Pope Francis to address the European Parliament.

The Alliance for a Secular Europe brings together organisations that promote secularism and are committed to democracy, human rights and non-discrimination. It is especially concerned at the way some reactionary religious forces are seeking to undermine secularism in Europe by imposing by law on everyone patterns of behaviour that have their origin and only justification in religious doctrine.

Lord Cashman slams Morocco over gay man's jailing

LABOUR'S LGBT rights envoy Michael Cashman who is also a patron of the gay British chariity, The Pink Triangle Trusthas condemned the imprisonment in Morocco of a British man for "homosexual acts".

Ray Cole, 69, a retired magazine publisher from Deal in Kent, was arrested last month, during a holiday to Marrakesh to visit a Moroccan man, Jamal Jam Wald Nass.

On Thursday he was found guilty of ‘homosexual acts’ and sentenced to four months behind bars, alongside Mr Jam Wald Nass.

PTT patron elevated to House of Lords

MICHAEL Cashman – a patron of the UK's Pink Triangle Trust, former Labour MEP and one-time British soap actor – has been made a Lord.

Cashman was one of a number of working peers appointed last week, and will add to the House of Lord's current membership of 770.

Having served as a Labour MEP for 15 years, the 63-year-old officially stepped down at this year's European Parliament election, having served his Midlands European constituency from 1999 till 2014.

Court kills Uganda's anti-gay legislation

UGANDA'S Constitutional Court has annulled tough anti-gay legislation signed into law in February by President Museveni (pictured above).

It ruled that the bill was passed by MPs in December without the requisite quorum and was therefore illegal.

Homosexual acts were already illegal, but the new law allowed for life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality" and banned the "promotion of homosexuality".