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Scotland: Comedians could fall foul of hate crimes proposal, lawyers warn

Scotland: Comedians could fall foul of hate crimes proposal, lawyers warn

Comedians at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe could end up in court, if they make jokes about LGBT+ people that fall foul of a proposed hate crimes law in Scotland, lawyers have warned. Under the new law being considered by the Scottish parliament, existing hate crime legislation that covers race would be extended to LGBT+ […]

Poland: Protesters try to block detention of LGBT activist

Poland: Protesters try to block detention of LGBT activist

(Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters surrounded a police van on Friday in central Warsaw, to try to block it from driving away, after officers detained an activist who hung LGBT flags on statues in the city last week. The protesters shouted “Shame, disgrace!” before the police pushed the protesters away, and the van sped off, […]

Polish opposition shows rainbow LGBT solidarity

Polish opposition shows rainbow LGBT solidarity

(Reuters) – Polish opposition members of parliament on Thursday formed a rainbow with their outfits at President Andrzej Duda’s swearing-in in solidarity with the LGBT community after he was accused of running a campaign laced with homophobic rhetoric. Duda, an ally of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, argued ahead of the July […]

Openly gay Ritchie Torres declares victory in NY primary

Openly gay Ritchie Torres declares victory in NY primary

(Reuters) – US Representative Carolyn Maloney, who has represented a New York City district in Congress since 1993, declared victory in a hard-fought Democratic primary on Tuesday, defeating progressive challenger Suraj Patel. Maloney announced the win in New York’s 12th congressional district after the New York State Board of Elections certified the results from the […]

Cork City: Design Pop 28-30 Aug. Full Programme Announced

Cork City: Design Pop 28-30 Aug. Full Programme Announced

Cork’s food and design festival returns for its second year – AUGUST 28-30, 2020, Cork City 3 pop-up pavilions, an Irish Design Shop, exhibitions, furniture showcase, and discussions from special guests, MASER, WhyDesign Founder, Kim Mackenzie-Doyle, + over 16 free events! Design Pop, Cork’s new food and design festival, is truly a celebration of innovation and creativity. It […]

Nigeria: First lesbian love story goes online to beat censors

Nigeria: First lesbian love story goes online to beat censors

Two women lie in bed, stroking each other’s hair, and talking about coming out to their parents in Nigeria, where they could be jailed for 14 years for having a lesbian relationship. The trailer for Nigeria’s first lesbian feature film, ‘Ife’ – which means love in the Yoruba language – has been watched thousands of […]

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Black LGBT+ people are getting struck hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, according to a study published on Tuesday, and are more likely to have lost jobs or had work hours reduced than their straight, white peers. The study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advocacy group found Black LGBT+ people were […]

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand authorities have added the gender neutral title Mx for voters who do not identify as male or female, seeking to boost LGBT+ participation in next month’s election. Nearly 1,000 people have chosen the gender neutral title since ‘Mx’ was added to voter sign-up forms alongside the existing Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms and ‘other’, […]

Video: ‘I’m Fighting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban’

Video: ‘I’m Fighting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban’

Nic Talbott is fighting to overturn President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people enlisting in the United States military Nic Talbott has dreamt of enlisting in the US Army since he was young, but in July 2017, the Trump administration banned transgender people serving openly. This is how he’s fighting back.

Poland: EU urged to up pressure for LGBT+ rights

Poland: EU urged to up pressure for LGBT+ rights

LGBT+ campaigners have praised an EU decision to withhold funds from six Polish municipalities that declared themselves ‘LGBT-free zones’, urging Brussels to intensify pressure on the nationalist government over its increasingly homophobic stance. Gay, bisexual and transgender rights have become a divisive political subject in Poland, with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party campaigning […]