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A ruling by the Delhi High Court, which had decriminalised homosexuality in 2009, has now been reversed by the Supreme Court in India. The Supreme Court held that the High Court had overstepped its powers in 2009, and that only parliament could now change the law.
Justice G S Singhvi, who was only one day away from retirement, said it was up to parliament to legislate on the matter, which means that a 153-year-old colonial law banning homosexual acts Continue Reading »
The Supreme Court in London ruled against NI Health Minister, Edwin Poots, earlier this year.
The ban on same-sex couples in Northern Ireland from adopting children has now been lifted, following the recent ruling from the Supreme Court in London against Health Minister, Edwin Poots.
Same-sex couples in the region are now officially allowed to make a joint application to adopt a child, like their heterosexual counterparts. Until today, gay and lesbian people were allowed to adopt as a single parent, but not as a couple. Northern Ireland was the only region in the UK that held such a ban in force. Continue Reading »
Navratilova and Collins (Photo Paulo Filgueiras)
Marking International Human Rights Day, both basketball-player Jason Collins and tennis champion Martina Navratilova spoke out yesterday at the United Nations.
They said that the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) had not done enough ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics to defend the rights of gay athletes, and also that emphasis should also be placed on the rights of ordinary gay Russians, in light of the recent anti-gay propaganda laws passed last June. Continue Reading »
The Emmy award-winning actor, poet and activist, Carlos Andrés Gómez, is set to bring his one-man show, Man Up, to axis: Ballymun this winter, in a European exclusive which consolidates the star’s 5-year relationship with the Dublin arts centre.
Carlos Andrés Gómez [Image: Billy Bustamante]
Gómez – who first worked with axis on their Hip Nós project in 2008 – is best known for his performance in Spike Lee’s Inside Man, where he co-starred with Denzel Washington. He starred in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, The L Word and has shared the stage with artists including Mos Def, Saul Williams, Wyclef Jean, Toots and The Maytals and Suzanne Vega. Continue Reading »
The Cabin Collective are performing in The Grand Social, in Dublin’s Liffey Street on Thursday 12th December, and in the Róisín Dubh in Galway on 21st December. Here they sing their latest single, Marrakech. For more information on the band, click here.
Gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales will be able to get married from the 29th of March, the UK’s equalities minister, Maria Miller, announced earlier today.
The announcement of the date has been widely welcomed by gay rights groups in Britain, as it is some months earlier than expected. The news follows the passing of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act, which was passed in Westminister last July. Same-sex couples who have been married in other countries will also be recognised from March, as they are currently recognised as civil partners under current UK-wide legislation. Continue Reading »
The United Nations have released a video for Human Rights Day today, marking the 65th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, in context of LGBT rights around the world today.
In the video, it is shown that 76 countries around the world still outlaw homosexuality, directly impinging on the rights of LGBT people. ”These abuses must end”, the narrator says, and we couldn’t agree more, but there is hope.
Watch the video, and enjoy.