The fight for our rights

The theme for October, Human Rights, is introduced by Karen Pollock

Across the world LGBTQ+ people are being targeted by governments. Rounded up into camps, their right to family life put to a public vote, their right to serve in the army called in question.

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This month at The Queerness, as the head of a UK political party claims LGBTQ+ rights have gone too far, we will be looking at Human Rights. As well as out usual news, views, and reviews we want to ask just what the future for LGBTQ+ rights holds. Is the current oppressive landscape simply the death throes of those who would oppose equality, or have we entered a new, dangerous period of history? What does this mean for those oppressed on more than on axis such as disabled queer people, trans/queer people of colour? Was it simply complacency of cis gay white people which led us to believe that our rights ever were safe? We hope to explore these questions, and more this October.

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Image Credit; By Vectorportal ( – Flickr: cropped from Handcuffed Hands Vector Illustration., CC BY 2.0,


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