Despite a presidential campaign marked by homophobic rhetoric, LGBT+ Ugandans turned out to vote on Thursday, with many hoping for change, and finding unexpected camaraderie.
In the capital, Kampala, a ballot officer asked 30-year-old transgender lawyer, Noah, whether he was male or female when he handed over his identity documents, but fellow voters spoke out to support him, and he was allowed to vote. Continue Reading »
Lady Gaga – Image: twitter.com
(Reuters) – Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington next week, alongside others, in what his transition team said would showcase a diverse America.
The two will perform at the January 20 event for the incoming 46th US president, which will also feature remarks from a black firefighter from Georgia, a former Youth Poet Laureate, a Catholic priest, and a pastor from Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Continue Reading »
Ahead of the launch of Fate: The Winx Saga (22 January) which was filmed at Kilruddery House in Bray, Netflix has released a featurette, giving you a behind the scenes look at the series, and its key characters.
FATE: THE WINX SAGA follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld, where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence. From creator, Brian Young (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), FATE: THE WINX SAGA is a live-action re-imagining of the Italian cartoon series, WINX CLUB by Iginio Straffi. Continue Reading »
Elections billboards in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021 – Image: REUTERS/Baz Ratner
The United Nations has called for LGBT+ Ugandans to be treated with respect and dignity, following homophobic remarks by some politicians, including the president, ahead of Thursday’s polls.
Sexual minorities face widespread persecution in Uganda, where [homosexuality] is punishable by life imprisonment, and LGBT+ rights groups fear politicians exploiting anti-gay sentiment to win votes could stoke fresh attacks on the community. Continue Reading »
Greetings & Happy New Year to You from the Cork Gay Project!
They have also announced that the final four instalments of The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Queer Hedge school, start again this week, on Thursday, 14th January.
This is a 12-week, online course in LGBTQ Studies, which began on 29th Oct 2020, to educate, uplift and entertain.
If you have time on your hands, you can watch any of the instalments you missed, via the link below, where you can also find the link to this week’s session.
Click here for link
Listen to the all new LGBTI+ YouTube chat show
and podcast – Shades of Gay
Bringing you news, views and a touch of shade
Having launched in December of 2020, this YouTube show and podcast is already proving popular viewing. The show sees Jay Molyneux, Susan McGrady and Rob Partridge, all members of the LGBTI+ community, discuss some hot topics, followed by interviewing a special guest.
In the six episodes already released guests have included Owen Hanley, chair person of Galway Pride and Galway’s first openly LGBTI+ councillor, Daniel Considine, a journalist and voiceover artist, and Colum Sanson-Regan, an author, musician, and actor, who rescued Kylie Minogue from an abyss!
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Nicholas Yatromanolakis, Greece’s Deputy Minister of Contemporary Culture – Image: Courtesy of Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sport / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Greece’s first openly gay minister said encountering homophobia in public life was “a given”, but hoped his appointment to the conservative government would make it easier for LGBT+ people to tackle discrimination.
Nicholas Yatromanolakis was named deputy minister for contemporary culture after being promoted last week, in a cabinet reshuffle, by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, aimed at boosting his government’s image as COVID-19 pummels the economy. Continue Reading »