LGBT

LinkedIn embraces gender neutral pronouns

LinkedIn embraces gender neutral pronouns

Professional networking site LinkedIn will let users add their preferred gender pronouns to accounts in the United States, Britain, Sweden, Canad,a and Ireland, from today, Wednesday, in a nod to global debate about what it means to be male or female. Users in the five countries will now be able to say on their profiles […]

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies

Germany has banned unnecessary surgeries on babies who are born intersex, neither clearly male or female, but critics warned on Friday that the new law could easily be sidestepped by doctors and parents.

UK: Court rules in favour of parental consent in trans case

UK: Court rules in favour of parental consent in trans case

Britain’s High Court ruled on Friday that parents will be allowed to give consent for their children to take puberty-delaying drugs during gender identity treatment without having to gain a judge’s approval.

Video: Paul Middleton’s A-ha Cover is Out Now!

Video: Paul Middleton’s A-ha Cover is Out Now!

Pop musician Paul Middleton has officially released a cover of A-ha’s classic song, Take on Me. The well-known LGBTQ performer recorded his cover of Take on Me to promote mental health awareness, after the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many people around the globe, Paul has suffered with mental health issues, and has searched […]

US: Corey Helford Gallery – Redd Walitzki and Bao Pham

US: Corey Helford Gallery – Redd Walitzki and Bao Pham

New Exhibitions From Redd Walitzki and Bao Pham April 10 – May 15, 2021 Opening Saturday, April 10, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery has announced two solo shows, featuring new works from Seattle-based German new-contemporary artist, Redd Walitzki, entitled The Days of Miracle and Wonder, and Iowa-based Vietnamese painter and illustrator, Bao Pham, entitled Summer Hues, […]

Elton John AIDS Foundation: Academy Awards® Pre-Party & Viewing

Elton John AIDS Foundation: Academy Awards® Pre-Party & Viewing

Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Pre-Party and Viewing will be virtual, Stream 1 US on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Stream 2 UK & Europe Monday, April 26, 7pm BST, 8pm CEST. The Foundation invites you to a 60-minute Pre-Party Special, with spectacular stripped-back guest […]

Cork: The Everyman & Islander – Behind the Curtain online

Cork: The Everyman & Islander – Behind the Curtain online

The Everyman & Islander : A match made in musical heaven Online event – Friday 2 April 2021 A collaboration between The Everyman and Islander will launch the first in a series of Behind the Curtain live music events, which will have music streaming from the most iconic Cork venues. Kicking off with The Corner House Session, on Friday, April […]

UK: 2021 census – binary ‘male or female’ question is controversial

UK: 2021 census – binary ‘male or female’ question is controversial

For Oscar Davies, a barrister who identifies as non-binary – neither male nor female – responding to Britain’s census questionnaire was an unsettling experience. As millions of Britons filled in their forms for the once-a-decade census, Davies said the choice of just two possible answers to the question: “What is your sex?” excluded non-binary people […]

Japanese same-sex couple overjoyed by ruling

Japanese same-sex couple overjoyed by ruling

(Reuters) – Jenny and Narumi wept for happiness last week when a Japanese court ruled that barring same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, a decision that allowed them to move a step closer to a legal marriage and starting a family. The ruling by the Sapporo district court, the first in Japan on the legality of same-sex […]

EU sanctions Russians over Chechen LGBT abuses

EU sanctions Russians over Chechen LGBT abuses

(Reuters) – The European Union imposed sanctions on Monday on two Russians, accused of persecuting gay and lesbian people, in the southern Russian region of Chechnya, the bloc’s toughest response to attacks on Russian citizens because of their sexuality. Russian authorities in the autonomous region deny what human rights groups, media and filmmakers have described […]