Transgender News & Issues

Uganda: LGBT+ find hope and despair on election day

Uganda: LGBT+ find hope and despair on election day

Despite a presidential campaign marked by homophobic rhetoric, LGBT+ Ugandans turned out to vote on Thursday, with many hoping for change, and finding unexpected camaraderie. In the capital, Kampala, a ballot officer asked 30-year-old transgender lawyer, Noah, whether he was male or female when he handed over his identity documents, but fellow voters spoke out […]

BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

Would you like to join the BeLonG To LGBT+ Youth Services team? They are now recruiting a Development Worker, to help them create more safe spaces for LGBTI+ youth.  The Development Worker will ensure youth services across Ireland are safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for LGBTI+ young people. They will support BeLonG To’s National Network […]

BeLonG To: Open online for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To: Open online for LGBTI+ Youth

Over the years, BeLonG To LGBT+ Youth Services have been there for LGBTI+ young people when they needed them most. And today, although it’s an anxious and overwhelming time for many as we face Level 5 restrictions, BeLonG To are open online, and are still here for LGBTI+ youth. If you are anxious, or feeling alone or […]

Indonesia: Gay policeman loses bid for reinstatement – lawyers

Indonesia: Gay policeman loses bid for reinstatement – lawyers

(Reuters) – A gay Indonesian policeman, dismissed from the force because of his sexual orientation, has lost his legal fight to be reinstated, after a Central Java court rejected his lawsuit, his lawyers said on Thursday. Tri Teguh Pujianto, a 31-year-old former police brigadier, was fired in 2018, after 10 years in the job, after […]

Uganda: Anti-LGBT rhetoric ahead of polls

Uganda: Anti-LGBT rhetoric ahead of polls

Homophobic comments by Uganda’s president and other politicians are making some LGBT+ Ugandans too scared to vote, in elections scheduled for January 14, gay rights campaigners have said. LGBT+ people face widespread persecution in the east African nation, where gay sex is punishable by life imprisonment, and gay activists fear that politicians exploiting homophobic sentiment […]

Young LGBTI Creatives – Open Call For Submissions

Young LGBTI Creatives – Open Call For Submissions

Live Out Loud Campaign The Live Out Loud campaign, from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, is a national campaign that celebrates LGBTI+ youth, and shows how they are visible, valued, and included in culture, society, and sport. The campaign was launched on International Coming Out Day, 11 October 2020, with an open call […]

US: Georgia elections – What’s at stake for LGBT+ rights?

US: Georgia elections – What’s at stake for LGBT+ rights?

The United States is poised [today] to elect two senators in Georgia, determining whether the Democrats have overall control of the country’s bicameral Congress – and the future of President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-LGBT+ rights agenda. If Democrats win both, the chamber will be split 50-50 with the Republican party, giving the tie-breaking vote to Democrat […]

UK: ‘C of E’ LGBTI resource – Living In Love & Faith

UK: ‘C of E’ LGBTI resource – Living In Love & Faith

The culmination of what is thought to be the largest research and consultation project into identity and sexuality, carried out by a Christian church, was published in November 2020, by the Church of England. Living in Love and Faith (LLF) is a collection of Christian teaching resources, to help C of E parishioners address issues […]

10 main LGBT+ issues for 2021

10 main LGBT+ issues for 2021

From the United States to Japan, the list of countries mulling legislation that impacts LGBT+ rights in 2021 is lengthy, encompassing issues from [homosexuality] to so-called conversion therapy to same-sex marriage. Conversion therapy will be a major theme in 2021 with potential national bans being considered in Britain, Israel and Mexico.

BeLonG To: “I felt like the world was falling on top of me”

BeLonG To: “I felt like the world was falling on top of me”

Since March, the world as we as know it has been turned upside down. For many LGBTI+ young people, the pandemic compounded existing mental health challenges, as they were isolated from their support networks, who love and accept them for who they are. These fears and worries were reflected in the demand for BeLonG To’s […]