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US: Trans rights divide political rivals

US: Trans rights divide political rivals

Americans are deeply divided over transgender rights, data released on Tuesday showed, with experts accusing politicians of exploiting clear differences along party lines, to foment a culture war over the issue in recent years. Seven Republican U.S. states have barred trans competitors from girls’ school sports, since Democrat President Joe Biden expressed support for trans […]

Ghana: Bill seeks to criminalise LGBT+

Ghana: Bill seeks to criminalise LGBT+

A bill in Ghana that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender has shocked the local LGBT+ community and raised fears over a possible surge in discrimination and violence against sexual minorities in the West African country. […] homophobic persecution is widespread, but the draft law would go much further – […]

Gay Games HK 2022: Sports, Sports, Sports

Gay Games HK 2022: Sports, Sports, Sports

Alongside the cultural programme, sports are the heart of the Gay Games. The first Gay Games in San Francisco back in 1982 featured 17 sports. Since then, the total number of sports has more than doubled, with 36 sports featured in 2022. GGHK hope you will find in this programme, one or more sports where […]

Georgia: LGBT+ community live in fear after violence

Georgia: LGBT+ community live in fear after violence

Nino, a 25-year-old lesbian from Georgia, no longer feels at ease when she leaves the house. Since violence forced a Pride march to be cancelled earlier this month, she is afraid of being verbally abused or chased in the street. Reports of hate crimes have risen in the wake of the violence of July 5, […]

LGBTQ athletes at Games can change lives, says Daley

LGBTQ athletes at Games can change lives, says Daley

Tom Daley and Matty Lee win gold – Image: irishexaminer.com Ever-increasing LGBTQ representation at the Olympics has the potential to change lives, newly-minted gold medallist, Tom Daley, said on Monday, after saying he grew up feeling like “an outsider.” When the 14-year-old Briton made his Olympic debut in 2008, fewer than 20 of his fellow […]

Joyful – Intimate – Live: Dublin Fringe Festival 2021

Joyful – Intimate – Live: Dublin Fringe Festival 2021

JOYFUL – INTIMATE – LIVE: Dublin Fringe Festival packs in gems of new works and brand new live performances, this September. Dublin Fringe Festival announces its 2021 programme today. The festival’s 27th edition has been made on the theme Superflux, a surging flow of possibility brought about by the energy of change. This year’s programme faces down […]

Film Review: The World To Come (gay-themed)

Film Review: The World To Come (gay-themed)

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Mona Fastvold – Starring: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck In cinemas now! Set in 1856, this period-drama sees Abigail (Waterston) and Dyer (Affleck) living an isolated life in the country. Ekeing out an existence working as farmers, they are devastated when their daughter dies. Growing ever […]

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday, to support LGBTQ people, and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values […]

LGBT+ athletes get sponsorship deals as acceptance grows

LGBT+ athletes get sponsorship deals as acceptance grows

Coming out as gay used to be the kiss of death for sponsorship deals in sport. But as a record number of openly LGBT+ athletes prepare to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, marketing analysts say the opposite is now true: Authenticity sells. This week, Canadian ice hockey player, Luke Prokop, followed in the footsteps of […]

High testosterone female athletes barred from Olympics

High testosterone female athletes barred from Olympics

When the world’s fastest women race for gold over 800m in Tokyo, all three medallists from the 2016 Olympics will be absent – barred as intersex athletes, who refuse to alter their natural hormones to meet the rules of sport. The ban is one of many controversies dogging a sporting spectacle that opens on Friday […]