Cameron Supports Gay Games: Black Games Next?

gaygamesDavid Cameron has threatened to withhold UK aid from governments that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality. The UK prime minister said he raised the issue with some of the states involved at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. Human rights reform in the Commonwealth was one issue that leaders failed to reach agreement on at the summit

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Prime Minister of England David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson have become champions for England to host the Gay Games in 2018.  Is it BU or has Cameron and Mayor Boris lost the plot. The history of Olympiads record that there have been many gay Olympic champions; Greg Louganis and Robin Cousins spring to mind. We need not bother with the lesbian category.

If the object of ‘gay liberation’ is equality why do we have the Gay Games? Isn’t what is playing out akin to having the Black Games or the Oriental Games? Recognizing that China won the most gold medals, and the Black Usain Bolt took centre stage in London at the last Olympics this ‘what if’ scenario makes for interesting conversation.

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Barbados Advocate Article Labelled Offensive

Submitted by P O’Connor to the Barbados Advocate, CCed BU
Anthony Bryan - Publisher Barbados Advocate

Anthony Bryan – Publisher Barbados Advocate

With reference to your article – Straight to the Point: Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise – by Mr. John Blackman in the advocate 30/12/12

I have just read this article whilst visiting the island as a tourist from the UK and I am stunned that a national newspaper from a modern progressive country such as Barbados would employ a journalist with such prejudicial and homophobic opinion never mind put in print the blatant manipulation of a very complex topic such as colonialism. I will explain further but your editorial staff should be ashamed to promote such borderline medieval opinion, Google results alone paint a poor picture of this gentleman’s past rhetoric and his veiled journalistic style.

Mr. Blackman does well to highlight the abhorrent nature of colonialism and the bullying practice, which the west continues to use against its former colonies as well as the Middle East. However he does not seem to recognise that it is as a result of this colonialism that such hatred and prejudices remain. This is certainly something that should not be held onto and celebrated but disregarded along with the emancipation of colonialism. As a developed country one would not and should not patronise you into assuming that you and your readers are not capable of accepting, supporting and understanding basic human rights.

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