Whilst we’re in hiding…

November 6, 2009

Gay Mafia Watch is BACK!

gay mafia watch returns

Throughout 2010 we’ll be bringing you more scandals, truth seeking exposes, under-cover investigations and our regular brand of close-to-the-bone cheeky opinions plus secret filming and a few other new surprises.

You’ll either be begging for more or begging for us to stop!

Don’t listen to the rumours of our demise, they are lies! These fabricated stories are nothing but wishful thinking from those who we’ve been a right-royal pain in the behind to for over three years now.

Here’s a little taster of some our upcoming articles we’re working on over the next few months:

Gay Rumour Mill
When your main objective is to seek the truth, it’s a good idea to find out what the lies are too. Of course no good investigation can ignore the rumours that often give a story that little bit of edge, here on Gay Mafia Watch we only report about 10% of what we actually know. It takes a while for us to confirm the facts, and sometimes those facts are hard to prove – when we’re sure enough we’ll report what we’ve heard anyway but that’s why we’re starting a dedicated rumour mill section so we can seperate the facts from the fiction and we intend to have a  bit of light hearted, speculative fun in the process without upsetting too many people.

When the CEO went on a Hypnosis Course…
Why are the heads of Britain’s biggest, most influencial corporate gay charities and companies so eager to learn powers of subliminal persuasion? We investigate the unethical practice of using some very real, and potentially powerful “mind control” powers on the public which is becoming a bit of a trend. We will reveal the truth behind the cleverly designed Positive and Negative campaign which certain corrupt AIDS charities have taken inspiration from to deploy a rather clever magic trick in order to coherse the public into a heightened emotional state using flash-bulbs, pyrotechnics and mass-chanting and in turn more willing to hand over the cash to these barrons.

Those Gays after tomorrow…
Sooner or later (probably sooner) those head henchmen of Britain’s pink elite will start thinking about loading the yacht full of bolly and retiring to a quiet part of rural Ireland or for the more exciting sort who still want to let their hair down (since they still have some) somewhere in Marbella where the party people still get good pills. But who fills their boots? Here at Gay Mafia Watch we don’t just have a fondness for the deviations of certain white gay men in their 40s, we’ll be doing some  profiling of the younger members of our community already well on their way to becoming gay mafia barons (with a bond theme of course).

Whatever happened to…. Chris Morris
Some of our previous contributors are no longer with us, we reckon they’ve been paid off, bumped off or drugged and in most cases subjected to a technique called NLP – we’ll be exploring how this “Neuro Linguistic Programming” is currently being used by marketing companies to manipulate populations and we’ll be going into some detail about how the Gay Mafia are deploying it right under your noses for their own devious ends, or simply to shut you up when you ask too many questions without you even realising it.

Russia’s Gay Mafia Underworld
We’ve been soviet-side to meet some of the world’s most dangerous business people just in case you were under the illusion we’d already told you about them. Including tales from a new generation of monolithic Casinos employing pre-teen gay sex-slaves on the edge of the arctic circle, a counterfeit condom factory spinning out poor quality jonnies destined for the UK’s gay scene and the ex-pats on the run from British intellegence swigging whole tanker loads of vodka somewhere beneath the streets of St Petersbough.

If you’d like to contribute drop us a line gaymafiawatch@gmail.com

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Seeing Red: Corrupt AIDS Charities

January 28, 2009

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When it comes to the AIDS debate, battle lines were drawn long ago.

Arguments around the ethical behaviour of drug companies, governments and even non-for-profit AIDS charities have split the gay community down the middle.

Critics of lethal medications prescribed to fight a mystery virus that many are told will one day make them sick and die have been chased out of the very community organisations they founded in order to support their loved ones during the peak of the “AIDS crisis”.

Those with first hand experience of the heavy handed, self-righteous behaviour of their once-loved HIV/AIDS support groups have been fighting back against a propaganda war of smear, misinformation, censorship, and commercial and charitable fraud on an international scale.

During the the late 1980’s and early 1990’s a vast number of HIV charities were set up around the UK by the families and friends of AIDS sufferers in order to provide better services for those suffering from the condition. But in recent times these organisations have been infiltrated by a small and impenetrable clique of NHS bully-boys and faceless men in suits – the representatives pharmaceutical giants who now sponsor these mammoth exercises in public charity fraud.

Around three years ago an anonymous blogger who goes by the name of “plusman” has been consistently exposing in precision detail just how this has happened to one such charity in Manchester, England named “Body Positive”.

Now it appears these big boys of the drug making world are so in bed with the likes of Body Positive they are sponsoring their everyday operations. In October 2008 the charity announced via Body Positive’s website and newsletter it was proud to be launching a “photographic competition” to celebrate GlaxoSmithKline’s 21st anniversary of providing HIV treatment. Treatments which have included the controversial AZT amongst many others which activists argue are even more toxic than the HIV virus itself. The prize for the winner of this competition?

The eventual winner was awarded £5,000 cash – although the winner must then donate the money to an “HIV charity of their choice” courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline. The lucky charity turned out to be GMFA (gay men fighting AIDS). Along with over a dozen other major drug manufacturers who all supply HIV medications to the NHS at the highest price paid by any country in the western world most of these companies also provide significant funds to the majority of the charities. So you can understand why staff are reluctant to stamp out the slightest utterance of criticism leveled at the hand which feeds them.

Despite all the lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline and the predecessor companies it eventually swallowed up in relation to the ongoing scandal that is AZT, decades of evidence continue to mount up– and “AIDS Charities” which include Gay Men Fighting AIDS and Body Positive plus dozens of others continue to censor public discussion on the issue even from their own service users, the same people they have blindly convinced taking AZT (and still are) could save their lives which in turn leads to their death as a result of it’s deadly side affects.

Today, most HIV-positive people receiving treatment on the NHS are prescribed combination therapy of anti-retroviral drugs.

The most common mixture consists of three medications one of which is AZT and the other drugs are close relatives with similar properties. People are STILL taking these drugs despite the warning issued to doctors in 1999 by GlaxoSmithKline and which is still included in very small print on the warning leaflet which reads:

“PROLONGED USE OF RETROVIR (AZT) HAS ALSO BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SYMPTOMATIC MYOPATHY (AIDS) SIMILAR TO THAT PRODUCED BY HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.”

Although they may have been modified to have slower, slightly less toxic affects over the years when compared to the original formulation of AZT, these drugs themselves can and do cause AIDS. Drug companies urge the public to report any side effects as a matter of priority (via the AIDS charities) so in effect what we are seeing is the evolution of the same type of mass human guinea pig experiment that continues to be unleashed on the public, particularly on gay men. The relatives of those who die even though their loved ones had been taking HIV medications and felt perfectly healthy are told the death is AIDS related, not as a result of “advanced HIV infection”. Any attribution of blame to the possible side-effects (as the warning above describes) is dismissed.

Service users held a protest outside Body Positive North West in Manchester on 16th Jan 2009 in anger at the way the charity is run

Service users held a protest outside
Body Positive North West in Manchester
on 16th Jan 2009 in anger at the way
the charity is currently being run.
Two weeks earlier the charity began offering
a controversial instant HIV testing service.

Unfortunately the plot thickens even 15 years after AZT was introduced. Body Positive recently began offering free “one minute instant HIV testing” at a number of bars in Manchester’s Gay Village, primarily targeting gay men.

Only six months earlier over the pond in New York City half of those who took an almost identical “rapid mouth swab test” received false-positive results. Needless to say, those who manufactured and sold these instant tests for public use pocketed the money and continue to market similar “instant HIV tests” under new branding.

So why are groups like Body Positive so keen to guilt-trip the public into getting an HIV test in this dubious manner?

  • When adequate counseling is not provided to help people deal with the consequences of having an HIV test.
  • When those they target are likely to be intoxicated at the time.
  • Despite many “instant” testing procedures are riddled with failures still requires a visit in person to a fully equipped clinic in order to confirm and then reconfirm the result anyway.

By offering instant tests and counseling, this odious bunch can instantly capture new service users, when they’re at their most vulnerable, and thereby secure additional funding.” One former service user offers a valid explanation over on Plusman’s blog (Beware! Think twice before having an HIV test at Body Positive North West).

If having the infamous red AIDS ribbon an integral part of it’s corporate branding wasn’t enough for them, as an further insult to those who challenge the current HIV dogma they perpetuate and the memory of those who have died as a direct result from the toxic side effects of HIV medications, Body Positive have adopted the “Green Ribbon” (also the symbol of Rethinking AIDS Day on April 23rd) as their symbol for this new fraudulent testing service.

Body Positive aren’t alone in this dubious practice. The Lesbian and Gay Foundation regularly visit gay saunas in the North West of England offering HIV and Sexual Health testing and their London-based counterparts the Terrance Higgins Trust also offer a similar “outreach service”. Their argument is that if gay and bisexual men don’t access their services in these types of settings such as saunas and bars where men are known to meet for sex then they never will.

If you’ve had yourself a cheeky sniff of Poppers or a few Ecstasy pills and a maybe few pints earlier that evening then chances are your immune system has already taken a battering, and your mental state may also be a little wobbly to say the least. Are these really the most ethical and responsible (let alone hygienic!) places to be literally begging vulnerable people to take an HIV test?

Labour MP Harriet Harman poses for a photo opportunity at Body Positive, the target of protests by angry service users. Around the world similar protests have taken place by people seeking to raise publicawareness of similar unethical practices.

Labour MP Harriet Harman poses for a photo opportunity at Body Positive, the
target of protests by angry service users.
Similar protests against corrupt AIDS
charities and their stance on
pushing toxic treatments and ineffective testing
practices continue around the world.

Here at GayMafiaWatch, we recently exposed how the Lesbian and Gay Foundation along with their friends at the George House Trust have been colluding with the manufacturers of “Poppers” and the producers of “Bareback” porn that glorifies unsafe sex. Down at your local sauna where (somewhere between the sling, the glory hole and the sewage strewn steam room) once a month you may find the occasional “LGF Sexual Health Outreach Clinic”.

Even though their efforts are failing considering the “dramatic rise in gay men diagnosed with HIV” – often in the same areas they concentrate their work, these organisations are swamping the gay community with similar guilt inducing “testing is not a choice” propaganda yet they all fail to take into account the consequences and situational context which can have a drastic affect on the emotional well-being of the participant and even the outcome of the actual test itself.

Public health professionals and poorly-informed, under-trained volunteers are behaving like zombies, urging HIV positive people to “commence treatment as soon as possible” even if they aren’t sick despite the indisputable possibility that HIV treatments are part responsible for unnecessary-like deaths. This helps to increase the funds they receive from the Drug Companies and in turn their profit margins. Having such a powerful influence on our community is having an effect, you can see it everywhere. AIDS-related profiteering scandals, cover-ups and censorship are at the heart of the corruption that is ravaging the entire gay community, just like AIDS there’s no cure in sight, just yet.

Even if you don’t really care about asking critical questions yourself and you’re not yet convinced by the arguments you’ve read here today, it’s hard to deny that there is an active assault on the intelligence and dignity of those of us who do. People who question the current AIDS doctrine are branded as dangerous extremists, assumed to be HIV positive in denial and even threatened with the prospect of dying a painful threatened with the prospect of dying a painful death.

One vicious anti-dissident blog even appeals to members of the public for information so that it can smear those who write articles such as this one which reads:

“If you know any outstanding warrants or actual criminal reports about our infamous AIDS dissidents, please post it here! Please post the URL where you discovered the “dirt”.” (posted as AIDS Dissidents are Convicted Criminals – even though they haven’t yet any evidence explain why).

The impartiality of this particular blogger becomes shakier when you notice how the site is littered in adverts for various dating sites such as HivDate.com, commercial enterprises that profit from HIV directly by offering to connect positive people with other positive people. Similarly, various blogs attempting to deny the link between the use of Poppers proceed to explain their argument shortly whilst at the same time providing advertising space for the products. For the record, you won’t see any such advertising here on GayMafiaWatch.

Remember, the truth always comes out. Those concerned with finding out the truth about AIDS (rather than spending masses amounts of money and time smearing and silencing them) are convinced more research and unbiased education will ensure it does sooner rather than later.

“We do not ‘err’ because truth is difficult to see.
It is visible at a glance. – We ‘err’ because this is more comfortable.

–Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Recommended Reading
‘AIDS; The HIV myth’ – Jad Adams, Macmillan London UK, St. Martin’s Press New York USA (1989)
‘Positively False; Exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS’ – Joan Shenton, I.B. Tauris, London (1998)
‘The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory’ – Dr. Henry Bauer (2007)
‘Ten Lies about AIDS’ – Etienne De Harven, M.D, Trafford Publishing 2008

Useful Websites
ReThinking AIDS
The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis
AidsMyth
Exploring Myths about the HIV Virus
Alt Heal
Global views of current criticism of International AIDS policy
Heal London
For those questioning the orthodox version of HIV/AIDS

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Elton John: Libel Queen
Plenty of other gay men are dropping dead, but unfortunately this talentless piano strummer known as Elton John is still standing right next to his “AIDS Foundation”. After the charity was recently critisised by a national newspaper we explore how Elton mounted and then failed miserable in his attempt to silence the truth about what’s really going on at his little enterprise set up to profit from the AIDS scam.
Stonewalled?
Inventing Homophobia, Manipulating the Media and Masonic Connections
Series of ongoing articles about the UK-based gay rights group “Stonewall”.
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what exactly is one of Britain’s biggest, most well funded biggest gay health charities decided to throw in some free advertising for gay escort websites that promote bareback porn worshiping unsafe sex acts via their monthly magazine. – You just couldn’t make it up if you tried!


Crumbling Foundation

May 26, 2008

GayMafiaWatch on the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF)

There comes a time when gay charities get too big for the boots they’ve bought and need to make a decision, take the money, all of it and run or refuse it, share it and keep to their principles instead. Not so long ago in a town called Manchester one such group once called the Manchester Gay Switchboard got hitched to the Council and NHS run condom shop “Healthy Gay Manchester” and formed a love-child named the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (also known as the LGF). Now based at it’s enlarged towering headquarters (owned by a well known Glaswegian ex-gangster) several storeys above the rest of us on top of the former Hollywood Showbar on Princess Street, the LGF has been accused of throwing what’s left of it’s principles out of the proverbial window.

It becomes apparent after a few conversations with anyone you speak to at the LGF that they themselves as workers or volunteers are so very aware of any potential for criticism or public scrutiny. They become outrageously defensive and have a tendancy to over-justify every single piece of work to the latter degree as if there already is an ulterior motive or hidden agenda as yet undisclosed. It nearly always seems that is infact the case, and there is now a long and grubby history attributed to the LGF’s past conduct that has left it tarnished and un-trusted.

One major criticism of the charity is it’s failure to re-brand and readdress it’s title to include the Bisexual and Transgendered community. We’ve heard that the use of any umbrella term than LGB such as “queer” is a dirty deed within Princess House and as such it won’t be going down that road despite pressure from the community. The LGF seems strangely torn between using what have become exclusionary phrases “Lesbian and Gay” or “LGB” instead of the inclusive option of “LGBT” and has been accused of undermining and ignoring anything that does not directly concern Lesbians (gay women) or Gay Men. Stonewall also suffers this “problem with image”. It’s difficult to maintain contact with the public at large by using such politicised and volatile terms which could put the LGF’s funders and political supporters at some unease. So instead of upsetting the fat cats, the LGF has chosen to exclude and alienate a large part of the LGBT community in quite a significant way.

Former staff, volunteers and supporters claim the LGF suffers from so much critism and mistrust due to it’s devious-looking involvement with Manchester Pride, the city’s annual LGBT pride festival that has had a rather turbulent past itself (See the Manchester Pride Investigation for more details). Controversy surrounding the event and it’s meaning, organisation and unfair distribution of funds to smaller charities and groups gains momentum nearly every year, and now the organisers of the event have become increasingly smart of deflecting and deflating it’s critics. The LGF’s new found monopoly on “Regional Reporting” for the national gay media ensures that absolutely no negative press or criticism of Manchester Pride and it’s related projects ever reach the community at large. Both the regional correspondents for the Pink Paper are also senior members of staff at the LGF. They don’t do very much “regional reporting” and are clearly abusing their opportunity to selfishly prioritise promotion and publicity for their own projects and events instead of others in the region.

The biggest and most serious accusation (other than possibly being involved in charity fraud through it’s position in Manchester Pride) the LGF still faces is of being a bully and “swallowing up” smaller groups and services, as well as befriending newly established groups in need of resources (which the LGF then claims credit for their work at a later date) is one which it denies strongly but painfully as plenty of examples can be given to prove this is infact the case time and time again. Gaydio, Albert Kennedy Trust, Lesbian Community Project, Out and About, the Village Charity, Black LGBT Group, Peer Support Project, Manchester Switchboard are all organisations that have either been forced to shut, absorbed in the LGF’s sphere of influence or forced to minimise the amount of work they carry out due to the LGF’s attempts to subvert their funding streams and establish rival services.

It’s hard to understand why the organisation continues to absorb and prevent the work of so many established but poorly funded groups other than to grow and expand and justify it’s own questionable existence. This type of behaviour always has consequences and the community which the LGF claims it exists to support will quite rightly begin to question it. As a result, a lot of whistle-blowing is going on in Princess House – the LGF’s headquarters in Manchester’s Gay Village… Our Google Analytics page tells GayMafiaWatch that we’ve had many visits from within the building via the LGF’s own Intranet system.. We know you are out there! and if you’ve got something you need to get off your chest then drop us a line, otherwise… watch this space because we’re coming for you next….


Equality For Sale!

April 14, 2008

Thank you to an annonymous  GayMafiaWatch reader for providing us with more detailed information on the dirty dealings going between some of Britain’s Biggest Companies and corrupt gay and lesbian rights group Stonewall.

Considering the immense level of human resources available to the majority of the companies listed as “Britains Top Gay-friendly” employers it’s not surprising they have met the “Strict Criteria” required to become “Diversity Champions”. Once they’ve downloaded and signed the online application the only other requirement is a small payment to Stonewall of £1,500+VAT (£2,000+VAT for the Private Sector).

As we suspected, if you’ve got the money and the nerve, you can now BUY yourself an equality badge courtesy of Stonewall…. and if you’ve not got the money but you’re dedicated to equality in your workplace as an employer then you better get those profits up so you can give them all to Stonewall. Considering their (very much needing an update) Education for All website that was set up to save all the poor little gay child victims of homophobic bullying costs them over £500 a month just to keep online (let’s see those tears-a-rolling!) you have no excuse!

If you’re looking to recruit some fresh blood to your corporate empire, willing to work for peanuts and eager to work for an employer that “embraces diversity” at any cost then you might be interested in having a stall at the forthcoming ‘Stonewall Gay Youth Conference”. If you’re not keen on being there yourself incase one of the nasty gays pounces on your during a toilet break then you might like to be a sponsor instead. Just £10,000 a month can ensure there will be enough perier available to ensure Stonewall keep fighting homophobic bullying in our schools for a whole half-term.

 


Stonewall’s “Adversity Champions”

April 12, 2008

GayMafiaWatch can exclusively reveal the truth behind a dark, unfolding conspiracy involving the gay and lesbian rights organisation Stonewall and some of Britain’s biggest multinational companies, local government and even the police who have come under the spotlight recently for an increase in complaints of homophobic abuse all over the country. Many of the major corporations listed as “Stonewall Diversity Champions” are also listed as financial donors to Stonewall, bringing into question the overall credibility of the awards.

Now this isn’t the case of a handful of whiney queens using the ‘gay card’ when they police don’t act in their favour. It’s far more sinister and worrying than anything like that. The Association Gay Police Officers has observed numerous instances of police officers were refusing to serve with their fellow LGBT officers in the past 12 months at most police forces in the country, and have witnessed senior officers at quoting the Bible in abuse. Other reports of police homophobic graffiti, use of abusively anti-gay language and behaviour have also been well documented and are now officially ‘on the rise’ by 25%. 7,000 complaints were received by the Association’s helpline in the past year.

Despite this disgraceful state of affairs, and the lack of confidence the gay community now has in it’s protectors – the gay rights group Stonewall has awarded it’s acclaimed ‘Diversity Champions’ award to no less than 24 Police Forces this year. One of those was Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, accused of some appalling acts and a clear, ongoing history of anti-gay malpractice and behaviour by Cornish Gay Rights Campaigner Malcolm Lidbury who was also astonished to hear of Stonewall’s stamp of approval.

Only last August, Lidbury was again targeted by officers of Cornwall Police when he was arrested, his home searched despite no Criminal charges or Criminal prosecution being made. Lidbury has had his vehicle stopped and maintains the police have continued to make unlogged visits intended to “harass and violate his life as an ‘out‘ gay man”. Lidbury recently testified these complaints supported by 19 witnesses in court, the complaints were thrown out by the self-regulated police complaints body and the harassment continues and Lidbury has accused Stonewall of ‘turing their back on him and others’ in a similar situation including a 15 year old named Peter who Malcolm has been supporting. “We approached Stonewall way back in 2005 on Peter’s behalf… they sent him a list of solicitors, none of which who would work West of Bristol, unless for an exorbatant fee… not much good to a then homeless gay 15 year old child! People are under the illustion that Stonewall will help them… I was…not any more!” “I was an ardent supporter of Stonewall and was even a Stonewall Equality 2000 rep for Cornwall back in the 1990’s, but Stonewall has lost touch with the reality of what is still happening to lgbt people outside the M25 gay ghetto.”

Bank Bullies and Bent Coppers

In the West Midlands, openly gay Senior Inspector Bernard McEldowney expressed his shock to see his force ranked 33rd in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index. David Joseph Henry, Leader of the Queer Youth Network which is a member of Stonewall’s Education for All campaign said he was “Outraged and felt betrayed” when he discovered Kent County Council was another recipient of the acclaimed awards. The youth group hit the headlines in 2003 when it launched a campaign to overturn anti-gay policies. “I cannot believe they would be deserving of such an accolade considering their recent attempt to reintroduce Section 28 and continue to uphold a similar anti-gay policy. Kent’s award should be revoked immediately”. Stephen Coote, Director of the GBA (Gay Business Association) has also expressed his concerns with the awards after received several complaints by the association’s members that their workplaces, despite being very homophobic in their experience had also received the awards including several major banks and insurance companies. He continued to question the validity of the awards in an article in the Pink Paper published in January 2008.

Stonewall have given prestigious “Diversity Champions” awards to a number of proven, institutionally homophobic or racist organisations including:

  • Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
    • Sixteen allegations of homophobia in 2007. It’s own diversity inspector admitted that Devon and Cornwall police has dealt “poorly” with the gay community, and it’s basic command unit’s diversity unit was understaffed, and is “reactive rather than proactive.”
  • Kent County Council
    • Despite several calls and needs assessments, the council continues to fund any gay community projects and still refuses it’s responsibility in leading the establishment of youth service provision for LGBT young people in the whole county (which is now being led by the police instead!). Kent Council Council hit the headlines in 2003 when leader Sir-Sandy Bruce Lockheart introduced it’s own ‘mini-section 28’ policy – which prevented the “promotion of homosexuality” . Kent County council may have managed to bribe Stonewall into giving it an award and shelve off the fallout from negative criticism, but it has failed to repair the damage Section 28 and it’s local spawn has done to Kent’s youth. It’s also fair to mention that the policy wasn’t exactly thrown out, but rather ‘re-worded’ and still quite offensively and wrongly attempts to ensue the any and all sex education in Kent is delivered maintaining that although there exist other “lifestyles” “marriage is the best way to raise a family”. This policy still exists.
  • Environment Agency
    • It’s important to remember the word ‘Diversity’ since that’s what these awards are supposed to be all about, homophobia is just a part of it, that’s why we’ve highlighted this award winner as they are known to be guilty of “positive discrimination” in recruiting and headhunting “non-white” people for it’s training programme. A practice, which carried out poorly as a half-baked attempt to include underrepresented groups which often harms those minority groups far more by undermining the overall credibility and effectiveness of equal opportunities across the board.
  • HSBC Bank
    • The finance giant was recently defeated in the High Court by it’s former head of equity Peter Lewis who claimed the bank had discriminated against him on four grounds because of his sexual orientation. He branded HSBC part of an “aggressive, macho, male culture” that exists within the City.
  • Merseyside Police
    • Less than 18 months ago during an internal audit, nearly one million internal emails between staff at Merseyside Police were exposed to contain “grossly offensive racist and homophobic” content. An investigation was launched which saw the involvement of over 500 officers, despite this the most serious outcome were a small number of fines of £360 and warning letters. Complaints of homophobic dealings with Merseyside police continue, with the latest scandal this year involving incidents of blackmail and during a crackdown on cruising and cottaging by gay men. It was also exposed as not following official guidelines on dealing with the matter and an emergency public meeting was called by the gay community. Dozens of men have been arrested in the past year. Despite this, on the streets of Liverpool attacks on the gay community are continuing to rise, one bar owner told GayMafiaWatch “Groups and solo drunk straight men have shouted abuse at me and my friends several times in the past but fortunately no physical incidences have occurred.” It’s happening more and more around the Dale Street area, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed”.

  • West Midlands Police
    • On his way home on a night out in Birmingham’s Gay Village a 33-year old gay man claims he was the victim of a vicious torrent of homophobic abuse by three officers. “A police car screeched up and the officer wound down his window and said ‘Oi, you fucking queer! Have you ever been arrested?’ I kept walking, but then he pulled up again and shouted ‘get yourself fucking home’. Not only that, but his two colleagues were laughing with him.” LGBT magazine ‘Midlands Voice’ also claims it has hears a number of similar incidents in the gay village area in recent months.

  • Metropolitan Police
    • “Institutional” homophobia and transphobia, has Blighted Scotland Yard’s internal reaction to killings and attacks on gay, lesbian and transsexual people according to a report by the independent Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Group. “There were several investigations where we have deep reservations about the way in which the identity of the victim informed investigative decisions at the time. We also found evidence of inappropriate attitudes to the circumstances of some murders.”
  • GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer
    • Internationally condemned for not doing enough to develop and deliver cheaper, more effective AIDS drugs to the developing world or for focusing on a cure rather than new and more expensive treatments. In Britain, gay men remain the biggest disproportional group affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • The Conservative Party
    • There are still a great number of LGBT people out there who clearly believe the Conservative Party to be out of touch and homophobic to say the least, and who will never vote for them again on these grounds and the long history the Party has of blocking gay rights legislation and even creating and enforcing it (Section 28 for example). In many corners of the country there still exist a number of viciously homophobic Tories, many of them now silent but from time to time they erupt their plumes of vile hatred and intolerance on a great number of subjects from immigration and asylum seekers to low income and single parent families and on a public rather tired of their clap-trap. How on earth have these people demonstrated their commitment to fighting homophobia, let alone diversity.

Although not mentioned in detail above, GayMafiaWatch has heard of many, many complaints of continuing homophobia at many of Stonewall’s award winners, so many infact that we could continue this article for many more pages if we did.

We would however like to draw extra attention to the blatant hypocrisy demonstrated by Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme in congratulating this excusive club of British businesses still guilty of breaking the boundaries of basic Human Rights. The socially conscious of us who care about workers rights, the environment and the effect big businesses has on smaller companies that cannot compete with their monopolies can’t really justify holding Stonewall to account for ensuring all it’s award winners are ethical, beyond anything but recognising diversity. Despite that, it cannot be disputed that the Diversity Champions Programme will never achieve full credibility whilst it continues to play bum chum with a number of notable welding homophobes mentioned above.

Times may be changing, and the nation’s police forces may at last begin to become more proactive in taking up anti-gay invite like Stonewall’s Diversity Champions, but it is misleading and confusing for them to be praised in their entirety when so many police officers who work for them are not as tolerant. Without the support of the police – (all of them, that’s every single officer) the gay community cannot invest faith of any kind in them, let alone reward them for their so called efforts. For Stonewall to do so is a complete insult and kick in the face to every single LGBT person they have failed and continue to fail now and in the future.

Further Reading

BBC News: Anti-Gay Police Complaints Rise
PinkNews: Police Homophobia Claims Rejected
PinkNews: Equality Awards going to “Homophobic Workplaces”
The Pink Pasty: Homophobia in Cornwall