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UK: [Online] Lost Horizon is back! First acts announced for December season

UK: [Online] Lost Horizon is back! First acts announced for December season

Lost Horizon is back. The world’s largest virtual reality music and arts venue has revealed its first season of huge virtual events, due to take place throughout December 2020, in the immersive world of Sansar. The sprawling Lost Horizon multiverse, created by the team behind Glastonbury’s legendary Shangri-La, reopens with a series of virtual events, promising […]

Behind The Kiki: The Making of ‘Hey Qween’

Behind The Kiki: The Making of ‘Hey Qween’

‘Dedicated to the memory of an angel, Lady Red Couture’ New Documentary shows the personal side of creating queer content, and the friendship that fuelled it. Known as ‘the gayest talk show of all time’, Hey Qween has been the premiere show for LGBTQ stars to tell their story for 8 seasons. Hosted by Jonny […]

Trans pioneer and travel writer Jan Morris dies aged 94

Trans pioneer and travel writer Jan Morris dies aged 94

British travel writer and transgender pioneer, Jan Morris, who as a journalist broke the 1953 news of Edmund Hillary’s conquest of Everest, has died at the age of 94. “This morning at 11.40 at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl, on the Llyn, the author and traveller Jan Morris began her greatest journey. She leaves behind on the […]

US: Appeals court voids sth Florida bans on conversion therapy for children

US: Appeals court voids sth Florida bans on conversion therapy for children

(Reuters) – A divided federal appeals court on Friday struck down laws in south Florida, that prohibited therapists from offering so-called conversion therapy to children struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. In a 2-1 decision, the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the laws in Boca Raton and Palm Beach county were […]

Poland: Belgian regions close office over rule of law, anti-LGBT+ discrimination

Poland: Belgian regions close office over rule of law, anti-LGBT+ discrimination

(Reuters) – The Belgian regions of Brussels and Wallonia closed their office of representation in Warsaw on Friday, over what they say is the Polish government’s threat to judicial and media independence, and anti-gay discrimination. The office, which represents the regions in fields such as culture, sport, tourism and scientific exchange, has seven staff, and […]

US: Starbucks barista who declined to wear PRIDE T-shirt sues over firing

US: Starbucks barista who declined to wear PRIDE T-shirt sues over firing

(Reuters) – A former Starbucks Corp barista in New Jersey sued the coffee chain on Thursday, claiming she was fired illegally because she did not want to wear a PRIDE T-shirt, which she said conflicted with her religious beliefs. Betsy Fresse said her August 2019 dismissal from a Glen Ridge, New Jersey store, near her […]

Canada: Rights defender receives award for LGBTQIA2S+ leadership

Canada: Rights defender receives award for LGBTQIA2S+ leadership

On the evening of November 5, 2020, Ugandan-born LGBTQIA2S+ activist, refugee, and trans woman, Christopher Nkambwe (pronouns: she/her) was honoured with Community One Foundation’s Steinert & Ferreiro Award, a commemorative award and $10,000 cash prize, that celebrates unsung heroes for their contributions to the Canadian LGBTQIA2S+ community. Christopher, a journalism graduate and long time human […]

Cork: Nano’s Digital Presence Goes Live + A/W 2020

Cork: Nano’s Digital Presence Goes Live + A/W 2020

Constantly innovative, and conscious that people can no longer physically visit, the people at Nano Nagle place, the multi award winning complex in the heart of Cork City, have created an amazing culture and history programme for Autumn/Winter 2020. The three month long programme will go live on Saturday next, November 21, Presentation Day. An APP […]

OPINION: Things incoming Biden/Harris can do now to improve lives of trans people

OPINION: Things incoming Biden/Harris can do now to improve lives of trans people

As most transgender people, including non-binary people, living in the United States will tell you, it has been a long four years. This is not to say that our lives were free of difficulty under the Obama administration, but we are sure a far cry from when former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, said on live […]

Cork Gay Project: World Aids Day Virtual Run 2020

Cork Gay Project: World Aids Day Virtual Run 2020

On Saturday 28th November, the Sexual Health Centre will host a national virtual World AIDS Day run  in conjunction with sexualwellbeing.ie, Healthy Ireland and the Health Service Executive, in a bid to tackle HIV stigma and encourage people to test regularly. Established in 2018, the World AIDS Day run has been previously delivered in partnership […]