Cover of Gay and Lesbian Humanist Winter 2004-2005

Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Winter 2004-2005 Issue

News and Views Cool it, Williams tells homophobic hotheads.
Slain lesbian activist remembered.
Prelate ambushed by campaigners.
Tatchell lends support to gay refugee.
Labour courts Muslims over gays to win votes.
GALHA backs Cardiff over homophobe.
Partnership law doesn’t please all.
Tony’s off to head up switchboard.
Buttiglione victory in “most amazing battle”.
Gay-friendly peer and scholar dies.
“Rainbow” George finally gets his prize.
World Watch edited by George Broadhead – news from Bulgaria, Honduras, Norway, Romania, South Africa and Sweden.
Obituary Obituaries for Christopher Findlay and Clive James.
Features Faith Over Facts – Bush’s Next Four YearsWayne Besen assesses the prospects for the lesbian and gay community in the USA after November’s presidential election.
Candle in the Wind – The Sierra Leonean LGBT rights activist Fannyann Eddy was brutally raped and murdered – for being lesbian. Tony Thorne attended a ceremony of remembrance for a brave woman, and brings us this report.
Casting the First Stone – Again – After Rocco Buttiglione withdrew his candidacy as the Italian nominee to become the European Union’s justice commissioner, Matthew Thompson asks: Just what is sin?
You Don’t Have To Be Sad To Be Gay – In our occasional series of personal accounts, Geoffrey Palmer, now in his 92nd year, tells us why he’s a happy homosexual.
Gay Yesterday – It’s the End of an EraJack Nichols was until recently editor of GayToday, the leading web-based American magazine. Not any more. Here he ponders why.
Stateside GossipWarren Allen Smith brings us his quarterly roundup of celebrity gossip.
The Jubilee Year – A roundup of some of the special events that marked GALHA’s 25th-anniversary year, with contributions from Derek Lennard, Cherry Bennet and George Broadhead.
Birth of the UK Gay Rights MovementGeorge Broadhead reports on a milestone in UK lesbian and gay history.
Television Derek Lennard reviews the BBC4 series A History of Disbelief, presented by Jonathan Miller.
Gossip Steven Dean gets serious.
Infidel – a mildly irreverent look at what some people find sacred.
Books Mansel Stimpson reviews Dirk Bogarde: The Authorised Biography, by John Coldstream.
Dan O’Hara reviews The Ancestor’s Tale: A Voyage to the Dawn of Life, by Richard Dawkins, with Yan Wong, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson.
Colin de la Motte-Sherman reviews Sex, Love and Homophobia: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Lives, by Vanessa Baird.
Andy Armitage reviews 50 Reasons to Say “Goodbye”, by Nick Alexander.
Brett Lock reviews Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985, by James McCourt.
Tony Challis reports from the Edinburgh Book Festival on The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst, The Master, by Colm Toibin, and The Trouble with Islam: A Wake-up Call for Honesty and Change, by Irshad Manji.
Postbag Congratulations on the GALHA jubilee; and long live the rainbow flag.
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