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UN Agencies Want 76 States To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws

UN Agencies Want 76 States To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws

  UN Agencies, 12 of them, have called for 76 states, which have laws criminalising homosexuality, to repeal them now. Although the groups range from those concerned with hunger and poverty to those concerned with refugees and human rights, the agencies are ‘seriously concerned’ at the amount of people all over the world who are […]

GFEST 2015 Programme Announced‏

GFEST 2015 Programme Announced‏

(COMPLACENT PRESENT)… FRAGILE FUTURE? AN ECLECTIC SHOWCASE OF ART, FILMS AND PERFORMANCE WORK BY LGBTQI ARTISTS FROM BRITAIN AND BEYOND Monday 9 November – Saturday 21 November 2015 An annual platform for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) artists and organisations, the 8th GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® runs Monday 9 – Saturday […]

Saudis Protest LGBT Rights In Development Goals

Saudis Protest LGBT Rights In Development Goals

The UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals, which include universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights by 2030, has been told by Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, on Sunday, that “mentioning sex in the text, to us, means exactly male and female. Mentioning family means consisting of a married man and woman”. He stated […]

Dr Lydia Foy – Trans Struggle Over As She Receives Birth Cert From Government, And Award From EU

Dr Lydia Foy – Trans Struggle Over As She Receives Birth Cert From Government, And Award From EU

The European Parliament has chosen Dr Lydia Foy for the European Citizen’s Award 2015, which will be presented to her in Brussels next month. Dr Foy has been fighting since 1993 for a birth certificate to reflect her true gender from the Irish Government, and has won the award for promoting better understanding and integration […]

HRC Remembers Catholic Priest & LGBT Activist, Rev. John McNeill

HRC Remembers Catholic Priest & LGBT Activist, Rev. John McNeill

Yesterday, Sept 26th, Maureen McCarty, HRC Deputy Director of Marketing, wrote about Rev John Mc Neill, priest and LGBT activist, who died last Tuesday, 22nd September. “Today we honor the legacy of Rev. John McNeill, an openly gay Roman Catholic priest and LGBT activist who worked to push the Church to welcome gay and lesbian […]

Preview & Trailer: Mississippi Grind

Preview & Trailer: Mississippi Grind

MISSISSIPPI GRIND, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, and Analeigh Tipton. Convinced that his newfound friend (Ryan Reynolds) is a good-luck charm, a gambling addict (Ben Mendelsohn) takes the man on a road trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans. In Cinemas October 23rd  

Film Review & Trailer: Older than Ireland

Film Review & Trailer: Older than Ireland

Frances Winston found this to be a lovely film, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, as Irish centenarians tell their stories. Directed by: Alex Fegan – Starring: Thirty of Ireland’s Oldest Citizens With the Anniversary of the 1916 Rising almost upon us, we are somewhat bombarded with documentaries about Ireland’s history, but none of them have the unique […]