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Facebook Live 6pm: NUI Galway on Support for Older Adults

Facebook Live 6pm: NUI Galway on Support for Older Adults

‘Hope in the Age of Dementia’ a new programme exploring international developments in dementia, includes NUI Galway research centre   Facebook Live Event to explore Issues facing older people in the age of COVID-19 A new documentary and a live event from NUI Galway aim to broaden the debate about the public policy options that […]

Hungary is added to human rights watchlist

Hungary is added to human rights watchlist

Hungary has been added to a human rights watchlist as COVID-19 emergency measures restrict free speech and independent media The government has criminalised fake news about the pandemic, with penalties of up to five years in prison COVID-19 emergency measures allowed Victor Orbán to rule by decree, later revoked The state of civic freedoms in […]

‘Work to do’ as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

‘Work to do’ as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year, and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican’s long-held dream of physically transitioning is now under threat, because she cannot afford the drugs she needs. Before the coronavirus hit, Lewinsky, 27, made enough money through sex work, food preparation and working as a […]

Thai pageant for deaf LGBT+ people fights discrimination

Thai pageant for deaf LGBT+ people fights discrimination

A Thai beauty pageant for deaf LGBT+ people is to open up to contestants from other countries in Southeast Asia, to raise regional awareness of the ‘double discrimination’ they face. Organisers of Misster Deaf Gay Thailand, which was held for the first time in February, said Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines had all expressed […]

US: Stonewall Inn gets $250,000 lifeline to avoid closure

US: Stonewall Inn gets $250,000 lifeline to avoid closure

A $250,000 donation from a charitable foundation has provided a lifeline for New York City’s Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern LGBT+ rights movement, after it warned it may have to close forever due to the economic impact of the coronavirus. The Gill Foundation, which supports efforts to secure equality for LGBT+ people in […]

Giant rainbow flag unfurled in front of Taiwan autocrat’s memorial hall

Giant rainbow flag unfurled in front of Taiwan autocrat’s memorial hall

(Reuters) – Hundreds of people thronged a central square in Taiwan’s capital Taipei for a Pride event on Sunday, unfurling a giant rainbow flag in front of the main memorial hall for late autocratic leader, Chiang Kai-shek, before being ushered away by police. Proudly democratic Taiwan is a bastion of liberal values, in a part […]

Gay, trans Brazilians pummeled by coronavirus economic crisis

Gay, trans Brazilians pummeled by coronavirus economic crisis

One in four unemployed gay and trans Brazilians have lost their jobs recently during the coronavirus outbreak, a survey released on Sunday found, showing that joblessness among LGBT+ Brazilians is almost double the nation’s overall rate. Four in 10 LGBT+ people, and more than half of transgender people, said they would not be able to […]

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag banned

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag banned

(Reuters) – When police ordered a local mayor in southern Spain to take down a rainbow flag put up to celebrate gay pride on Friday, because it was illegal, more than 300 households in the village rallied to the cause, and flew their own flags. By the time gay pride celebrations took place in Spain […]

LGBT+ marches from London to New York call for end to racism

LGBT+ marches from London to New York call for end to racism

As thousands of people marched in support of Pride and racial justice globally this weekend, many demonstrators called for an end to often-overlooked racism within the LGBT+ community. Pride events to celebrate LGBT+ rights are held globally throughout June – although most were cancelled or moved online this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic – […]

Moscow: Police detain over 30 protesting LGBT activists

Moscow: Police detain over 30 protesting LGBT activists

(Reuters) – Russian police on Saturday detained more than 30 people, most of them women, who were staging separate one-person protests in central Moscow, against charges of spreading pornography levelled against a prominent LGBT activist, a monitoring group said. One activist was also detained in St. Petersburg, OVD-Info, the monitoring group, said. Earlier this month, […]