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Members of the Polish community in Ireland have published an open letter to the people of Ireland asking them to vote Yes in the upcoming marriage referendum.
The letter was formally announced with a presence of Senator Averil Power and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Continue Reading »
The case taken by Gareth Lee against Asher’s Bakery in Northern Ireland has concluded, but judgment has been reserved, and no date has been given for when we might expect the judgment to be announced.
The case, supported by the Equality Commission Northern Ireland, was taken when Asher’s Bakery refused to bake a cake for openly gay Gareth Lee, who had requested an image of Sesame’s Street duo Bert and Ernie to be put on the cake. Continue Reading »
Parents of LGBT young people have key role to play, says BeLonG To
BeLonG To, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, together with a nationwide coalition of youth and children’s organisations, is calling on parents to help secure a ‘Yes’ vote in the marriage equality referendum on 22nd May.
The ‘BeLonG To YES’ campaign was launched at an event at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin this morning (30.03.15), which was addressed by LGBT young people and their parents.
At the event, BeLonG To announced that leading youth and children’s organisations throughout Ireland have joined the BeLonG To YES coalition, including the ISPCC, Barnardos, Foróige, Continue Reading »
Following Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s brutal interview recently on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the Human Rights Campaign has released its own new video that highlights the eight different times that he ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions about Indiana’s new law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal. Continue Reading »
Around 2,000 people marched in Indiana on Saturday (28th) against the state’s new anti-gay law, called the Restoration of Religious Freedom Act, carrying signs that said: “No Hate In Our State”, and also carrying rainbow flags.
Ed Murray, the openly-gay mayor of Seattle, has said he will ban his employees from going to Indiana on official business, and stated:
“None of our taxpayer dollars should go toward supporting this discriminatory law”. Continue Reading »
Bill Oesterle, CEO, Angie’s List
Joining the ranks of those companies, like Salesforce.com and Yelp, who are withdrawing their business from Indiana due to the recent passage of an anti-gay law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is Angie’s List. The Act was signed into law last Thursday (26th) by Indiana governor, Mike Pence.
Angie’s List (Nasdaq:ANGI) CEO, Bill Oesterle, yesterday (28th) announced that the company, which is based in Indianapolis, Continue Reading »
Earlier this month, a touching YouTube video showed a speech given by Tom Sosnik, a teenager who came out as transgender to his Jewish day school in El Cerrito, California.
Since Sosnik’s family posted the video to YouTube, it has been viewed over 100,000 times, gaining international media attention from the likes of the Huffington Post, OUT Magazine, and many others in both mainstream and LGBT media. Tom has also been hailed since the video’s posting as a “hero” for the transgender community internationally, as well as for those in his school. Continue Reading »