Health & Fitness

Asia’s ‘gay Netflix’ to go global for coronavirus

Asia’s ‘gay Netflix’ to go global for coronavirus

Asia’s first LGBT+ video streaming platform, dubbed the continent’s ‘gay Netflix’, is going global – hoping to reach hundreds of millions of people isolated by the coronavirus. Streaming services – which run from classic cartoons to iconic movies – are booming, as the fast-moving pandemic restricts free movement, and the LGBT+ service plans a lineup […]

Bogota restricts outings by (trans)gender during quarantine

Bogota restricts outings by (trans)gender during quarantine

(Reuters) – Colombia’s capital Bogota will restrict outings to buy supplies or carry out financial transactions by gender, beginning Monday next, the mayor’s office said in a decree on Wednesday last. The Andean country is in the midst of a more than month-long lockdown, meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, that is to […]

BeLonG To: Friday night plans? – The Queerantine Quiz!

BeLonG To: Friday night plans? – The Queerantine Quiz!

BeLonG To have an evening of fun and entertainment lined up for you this Friday! Join them for their Queerantine Quiz – a virtual pub quiz. One of the most loved drag queens, the fabulous Bunny O’Hare, will host the event in support of their work with LGBTI+ young people. 

An Important Message from BeLonG To…

An Important Message from BeLonG To…

Below is an important message from ‘BeLonG To’  LGBT+ Youth Services: “Regardless of what is happening in the world, we are here for LGBTI+ young people. Our Youth Workers are providing text, email and phone support for those who need it during this time of uncertainty. We know that some LGBTI+ young people may feel […]

Kerry Pride postponed due to COVID-19

Kerry Pride postponed due to COVID-19

Kerry Pride have announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are regrettably postponing their parade and festival. Their focus is on ensuring that everyone stays safe and well, which means staying home, washing hands regularly, practising physical distancing on the occasions you do need to leave home, and following the latest guidelines from healthcare […]

Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS during coronavirus

Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS during coronavirus

Elton John has launched a $1 million emergency fund to help organisations working with people living with HIV or AIDS, so they are not “left behind” during the coronavirus crisis. With the coronavirus pandemic putting pressure on health systems globally, the British musician said the Elton John AIDS Foundation would give cash to organisations for […]

Global calls to lift gay blood bans amid coronavirus

Global calls to lift gay blood bans amid coronavirus

Andreas, a gay man living in Berlin, wants to donate blood but he is not allowed. But, given the pressures on the blood supplies as coronavirus lockdowns prevent new donors coming forward, Andreas, who did not want to give his surname, has a solution – lie.

Latin America: Trans people suffer under lockdowns

Latin America: Trans people suffer under lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdowns in Latin America, that divide men and women in public, put transgender people in legal limbo, human rights groups said on Thursday, citing the case of a trans woman in Panama fined for going outside on a day reserved for women. Panama and Peru enacted rules this week, ordering that men and women can […]

US eases gay blood ban during Coronavirus

US eases gay blood ban during Coronavirus

The United States on Thursday relaxed its policy on gay and bisexual men only donating blood after a one-year period of celibacy, due to rising concerns about blood supplies during the coronavirus crisis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, said it was […]

Are people living with HIV more at risk from coronavirus?

Are people living with HIV more at risk from coronavirus?

As coronavirus sweeps the world, many people living with HIV are asking whether their status counts as an underlying condition and makes them more at risk. Many HIV-positive people in countries such as Britain and the United States are aged over 50, having contracted the virus during the AIDS pandemic in the 1980-90s, making them […]