Black gay rights activist to talk in Croydon

Croydon Guardian: Veteran gay rights campaigner Ted Brown Veteran gay rights campaigner Ted Brown

Veteran gay rights campaigner Ted Brown has been lined up to give a talk as part of Black History Month.

The American-born activist, who grew up in south London, experienced prejudice both because of his race and also his sexuality but despite this joined the Gay Liberation Front as a 20-year-old in 1970.

Since then he has been an active campaigner against both racism and homophobia, and founded the campaign group Black Lesbians and Gays Against Media Homophobia.

His work was recognised when he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from at the Black Lesbian and Gay Community Awards.

The talk, which is free for all, will be at The Spreadeagle Pub, Katharine Street, Croydon from 8pm on Tuesday October 2.

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6:52pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Tony_Martin says...

There is no such thing as “Homophobia” a Phobia is an irrational fear. Just because people either don’t like or have genuine concerns about homosexuality, it doesn’t make them ‘homophobic’. The word homophobic was made up by the homosexuals to make it appear, that people who don’t like them must have something wrong with them.
There is no such thing as “Homophobia” a Phobia is an irrational fear. Just because people either don’t like or have genuine concerns about homosexuality, it doesn’t make them ‘homophobic’. The word homophobic was made up by the homosexuals to make it appear, that people who don’t like them must have something wrong with them. Tony_Martin
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9:13am Sat 29 Sep 12

Crease2000 says...

Infact, you need to go back to the 1960's and research a gentleman called George Weinberg who created the term 'homophobic'. He is a psychologist and he is heterosexual.
Infact, you need to go back to the 1960's and research a gentleman called George Weinberg who created the term 'homophobic'. He is a psychologist and he is heterosexual. Crease2000
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4:52pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Tony_Martin says...

Although thought to be hetrosexual, Weinberg was a leading figure in the homophile movement.
Although thought to be hetrosexual, Weinberg was a leading figure in the homophile movement. Tony_Martin
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