LGBT

India: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

India: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly-gay athlete in the socially conservative country, according to an interview published on Sunday. Chand, 23, told The Sunday Express she was in a relationship with a woman from her village in eastern Odisha state, saying she got the courage […]

Julianne Moore promotes AIDS ward documentary

Julianne Moore promotes AIDS ward documentary

(Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress, Julianne Moore, said her experience of caring for someone infected with the AIDS virus had spurred her decision to help promote the documentary, ‘5B’, about the unsung heroes who looked after AIDS sufferers in the 1980s. The film, screened during the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story […]

US: Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in Congress

US: Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in Congress

A bill protecting US citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Friday last (17 May). The Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that banned discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and national origin, will now be […]

Taiwan: Lawmakers back same-sex marriage

Taiwan: Lawmakers back same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. Lawmakers of the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill, which passed 66 to 27, although the measure could complicate President Tsai […]

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister […]

‘One Two, One Two’ Heads to Edinburgh Fringe  31 July-25 August 2019

‘One Two, One Two’ Heads to Edinburgh Fringe 31 July-25 August 2019

One Two, One Two are delighted to announce that they will debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer, with their award-winning, box office hit, Everything I Do, at Summerhall, from 31 July until 25 August 2019.   Based on personal material, Everything I Do, is an intimate and soulful music-driven theatre show, featuring original pop songs, written […]

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday. McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on […]