Transgender News & Issues

Galway Community Pride Festival!

Galway Community Pride Festival!

“It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights,” because on March 11th, at the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, GASS are hosting the first fundraiser for the Galway Community Pride Festival. Dixie Normous, Martin Beanz Ward, Lily Venom, Donatella D’Burqa, plus other guests, are all set to appear on stage as […]

Don’t Miss! The Dublin Bears ‘Dumb Blonde’ With The Dolly Parton Experience!

Don’t Miss! The Dublin Bears ‘Dumb Blonde’ With The Dolly Parton Experience!

The Dublin Bears present Dumb Blonde, featuring The Dolly Parton Experience – Sarah Jayne’s Tribute Act Show. Thursday, March 2nd, at 8pm in The George Bar, Georges Street, Dublin 2. Admission only €10! Don’t forget that all proceeds go to a great cause,  Gay Switchboard Ireland, and you’ll enjoy the night as well!

GLAAD: Over 140 entertainers, including Lady GaGa and Amy Poehler, against anti-LGBTQ bills, support #TXtogether

GLAAD: Over 140 entertainers, including Lady GaGa and Amy Poehler, against anti-LGBTQ bills, support #TXtogether

GLAAD, in partnership with Equality Texas, The Ally Coalition, and leading artists, entertainers, and influencers, have released an open letter with more than 140 signatures, opposing bills that threaten harm to the LGBTQ community in the Lone Star State.  The diverse range of signatories addressed the letter to leaders in Texas, urging they oppose Senate Bill 6 (SB […]

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.

Malawi: Judgment In Hate Speech Case Reserved

Malawi: Judgment In Hate Speech Case Reserved

Malawi’s Chief Justice, Andrew Nyirenda, has reserved judgment in the hate speech case against Ken Msonda, ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician, according to Shehnilla Mohamed, of Outright Action International (formerly International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission). Mohamed states: “Malawian activists, Gift Trapence, who heads the Centre for the Development of people (CEDEP) and […]

France:  Government Launches Plan To Fight Hate Against LGBT People

France: Government Launches Plan To Fight Hate Against LGBT People

After the Orlando attacks in the United States in June 2016, French President Hollande announced that the mandate of the Inter-ministerial Delegation to Racism and Antisemitism would be extended to the fight against LGBTphobia, and that an action plan would be put in place. The plan is now launched. In order to implement the plan, […]

ILGA: Upcoming Training: Financial Management – Apply By 19th February

ILGA: Upcoming Training: Financial Management – Apply By 19th February

ILGA-Europe is organising a 3-day training on “Financial Management and Funds Administration: towards Sustainable Change” taking place on 13-15 April 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. This training is organised within the framework of ILGA-Europe’s capacity building strategic objective. They have identified the need to provide member organisations with further financial management knowledge and skills necessary to […]