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November 29, 2012

The Leveson Report in British press standards has some harsh words about the tabloids’ treatment of transgender people – now action is needed

Shortly after lunch on 8 February this year, I walked through the side door of the imposing Royal Courts of Justice where I was to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.

I was presenting evidence collated by Trans Media Watch (TMW), even though I haven’t personally been the target of press harassment (yet – although I am aware that an easy route for the press to debunk Leveson is to debunk witnesses).

May 4, 2012

Gay refugee avoids deportation from UK to Uganda but remains in high security removal center

Escorts at the UK’s most secure Border Agency removal centre did not follow through with plans to deport a gay Ugandan asylum seeker today.

As previously reported by Gay Star News 41-year-old Felix Wamala had been booked on a Virgin flight back to Uganda today

But escorts at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre told him that they would not put him on the plane as they knew he didn’t want to go.