Transgender News & Issues

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor. Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in […]

Trans Film-maker Screens Ground-breaking Story Of Trans Male Pregnancy  ‘A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE’ At The Galway Film Fleadh

Trans Film-maker Screens Ground-breaking Story Of Trans Male Pregnancy ‘A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE’ At The Galway Film Fleadh

Groundbreaking trans pregnancy documentary, A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE, screened at the 30th Anniversary of Galway Film Fleadh last night (Friday 13th). It had launched as the centrepiece film at BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival in a three night sell-out run, where they had got a standing ovation, and was produced by BFI’s Vision award-winning producer, […]

Spain offers free fertility treatment for lesbians and single women

Spain offers free fertility treatment for lesbians and single women

(Reuters) – Spain’s new Socialist government has agreed to offer free reproductive treatment to lesbians and single women on Friday, restoring a benefit cancelled by the conservative administration it toppled in June. The announcement rounded off a string of social measures made during Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s first month in power. The austerity-minded government of […]

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia has made no progress in stopping killings of LGBT people, campaigners said, as new research showed more than 100 were killed last year despite an overall fall in the murder rate. Colombia’s murder rate fell to its lowest level in four decades last year, according to government figures, but the number of LGBT people […]

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival – July 12-22 – Complete Line-Up Announced!

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival – July 12-22 – Complete Line-Up Announced!

Celebrating its 36th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organisation promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – has announced the complete programming lineup for the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival presented by HBO. Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be […]

BeLonG To: A Magical Day…!

BeLonG To: A Magical Day…!

On Saturday last (30th June), over 400 LGBTI+ young people from across Ireland joined BeLonG To and Youth Work Ireland, marching through the streets of Dublin for Pride. Many of these young people marched for the first time through streets decorated with rainbow flags, and lined with people showing their acceptance. BeLonG To’s Moninne Griffith says she “wished […]

BeLonGTo Wishes Everyone A Happy Pride!

BeLonGTo Wishes Everyone A Happy Pride!

Moninne Griffith of BeLonGTo would like to wish everyone a Happy Pride! She says: “I am surrounded by rainbow flags, face-paint, glitter and hundreds of LGBTI+ young people from all over Ireland who have gathered to march with us for Dublin Pride later today. For many of these young people, this will be a life-changing and […]