This evening, some twenty to thirty individuals made the journey into Belfast city centre to protest and highlight the human rights abuses that are going on in Russia. Today was chosen because the Russian football team was playing Northern Ireland in a match that had been put off from March when we had rather a lot of snow. Along with my husband, Andrew, friends and colleagues from many LGBT community groups and other individuals, we stood outside City Hall to highlight the cause of our Russian brothers and sisters whose human rights are targeted by the new law that Vladimir … Continue reading Standing together in solidarity with our Russian LBGT brothers and sisters.
Later this evening, the Northern Ireland football team will play their Russian counterparts at Windsor Park. Nothing particularly strange with this, it is a game that was put off from earlier in the year in March, when we had lots of snow. What is crossing my mind is how many Northern Ireland fans could show their support for tolerance and human rights by going with rainbow flags, or wearing something rainbow coloured to brighten up the home team’s support? Why should we do this? The simple reason is here in Northern Ireland we benefit from basic human rights that are … Continue reading Your wee country needs you – to stand up for human rights.