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Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

(Reuters) – Apart from the rainbow-coloured socks and pride flag flying next to the pitch, it looked like any other rugby match, with players smashing into rucks, spinning passes wide and leaping at line-outs. And for the teams taking part in Saturday’s International Gay Rugby (IGR) event in Tokyo, that is just they way they […]

Dublin Bears: A Ghoulish Halloween Party!

Dublin Bears: A Ghoulish Halloween Party!

Coming Up! A great Halloween night from Dublin Bears! Grab ’em by the Ghoulies! Yes, our furry-faced friends, the Dublin Bears, are throwing a fantabulous Halloween Party, on Saturday 26th October, in the Adelphi, Dublin. The venue is being completely revamped, with a new sound and lighting system among other things, and they have been […]

US: PrEP use to transition from ‘Truvada’ to ‘Descovy’ within year

US: PrEP use to transition from ‘Truvada’ to ‘Descovy’ within year

(Reuters) The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s Descovy to reduce the risk of [HIV infection]. The approval does not include use of the drug by women to prevent HIV infection. Descovy, a combination drug, was approved in 2016 to treat people already infected with HIV. It contains a newer […]

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law, that bars sex discrimination in the workplace, protects gay and transgender employees. The nine-month term opens on Monday, with three cases to be argued before the nine justices. […]

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

By Paul Johnson Professor Paul Johnson is head of the department of sociology at the University of York; Alistair Lexden is a Conservative peer and Lords Deputy Speaker; and Michael Cashman, a former Labour MEP, is a non-affiliated peer in the House of Lords The UK government must stop dragging its heels and move quickly […]

Celebrity HIV disclosures help reduce stigma

Celebrity HIV disclosures help reduce stigma

It was a photograph that went around the world. The image of Britain’s Princess Diana shaking hands with AIDS patients at a London hospital in 1987 was hailed as a milestone in the battle against the stigma surrounding people with the virus. Yet more than three decades later, despite recent moves by television star, Jonathan […]

Japan: Gay MP calls for same-sex marriage inclusion in constitution

Japan: Gay MP calls for same-sex marriage inclusion in constitution

(Reuters) – A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan’s constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it, and also opposition parliamentarians who say enacting a simple law would clear the way. Japan has no anti-LGBT laws, although many LGBT people […]