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PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

Last Monday 23 November, the French Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced that PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) will be available in France from 2016. France will become only the second country, after the USA, to authorise access to PrEP. The treatment will be covered by social security.

ILGA Europe Welcomes Cyprus Vote On Civil Partnerships

ILGA Europe Welcomes Cyprus Vote On Civil Partnerships

The Cypriot parliament has voted in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex couples in Cyprus will be legally recognised for the first time. The legislation, which has generated lots of debate nationally, will offer couples the same rights as civil marriage. However, joint adoption rights are not included as part of the […]

Uganda: Restrictive NGO Bill Passed

Uganda: Restrictive NGO Bill Passed

On the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in Uganda, Ugandan MPs passed a controversial bill on Thursday last, handing the authorities sweeping powers to supervise, approve, inspect and dissolve NGOs in a move which could see rights activists jailed for documenting abuses.Rights groups say the move is likely to “strangle” criticism of the government, according […]

Concrete Soup: Electr¡ON! Soup – Brian Conniffe meets ¡NO! at Arthur’s

Concrete Soup: Electr¡ON! Soup – Brian Conniffe meets ¡NO! at Arthur’s

December 12 at Arthur’s, ¡NO! welcome electro avant-gardist Brian Conniffe. A cross-genre, experimental musician, his work notably fuses dark psychedelia with disquieting ambiance. He has worked with a long list of collaborators covering a diverse stylistic range, from experimental pioneers Nurse With Wound, through a variety of unique improvisation projects, to synthpop acts such as […]

HRC: Remembering Harvey Milk

HRC: Remembering Harvey Milk

By HRC’s Hayley Miller  LGBT hero Harvey Milk was assassinated 37 years ago today [yesterday 27 Nov].  In 1977, Milk made history when he was elected to serve as a San Francisco City Supervisor and became one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the country. He was assassinated less than a year later. Through our work everyday […]

GASS –  LGBT Club Night ‘Christmas Special’ In Galway

GASS – LGBT Club Night ‘Christmas Special’ In Galway

GASS –  The Great & Secret Show – is a new monthly LGBT club night,  hosted by The Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, in Galway. GASS will feature a variety of acts, showcasing the best club nights, DJs and talents from near and far. GASS believes in equality, and invites all with the same mind-set to […]

Global Charity Launches Animation to Tackle Fear of HIV

Global Charity Launches Animation to Tackle Fear of HIV

To mark World AIDS Day (1 December 2015) HIV charity AVERT has launched an animation to help people overcome fears and worries about HIV – something which is stopping millions of people from getting tested for the virus. With nearly half (46%) of people living with HIV unaware of their status (UNAIDS, 2015) the charity […]