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‘BeLonG To’: Exciting Career Opportunities!

‘BeLonG To’: Exciting Career Opportunities!

Are you or a friend interested helping BeLonG To make a better Ireland for LGBT+ young people? They are now looking for three new team members! 2 Paid positions, and one Voluntary. The deadline for the Volunteer Co-Ordinator (Voluntary) position is this Friday, 24th March, details below. The Director of Fundraising (Paid Position) has an […]

UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

“Queer Tours is a reaction to the mass closure of gay bars, community centres and charities catering to the specific needs of the group, from HIV education to mental health” In the red-carpeted north London town hall where one of the first gay weddings in Britain took place, activists buzz around a map of the […]

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of  two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.

Full programme for BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2017

Full programme for BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2017

The full programme has been announced for BFI Flare, the London LGBT Film Festival for 2017. The 31st edition of the Festival opened with the world premiere of Fergus O’Brien’s BBC production, Against the Law at BFI Southbank, and will close with the international premiere of Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move at BFI Southbank.

Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Tiernan Brady writes that a lot has been achieved for marriage equality in Australia in the last four weeks, but outlines what has to come next to achieve the goal of equal marriage for the LGBT community there. Here are just a few of the things that have been achieved to date. The Equality Campaign […]

Netflix Acquires Orson Welles Last Film, The Other Side Of The Wind

Netflix Acquires Orson Welles Last Film, The Other Side Of The Wind

Netflix announced yesterday that the company is acquiring global rights to, and will finance the completion and restoration of, the legendary filmmaker Orson Welles’ last film, The Other Side of the Wind.  The film, which has remained unfinished for decades, was shot by Welles beginning in 1970, featuring a screenplay by Welles and Oja Kodar, […]

LGBTQ Union Leaders

LGBTQ Union Leaders

LGBTQ individuals have been under-represented in labour unions, with exceptions such as Anthony Asquith (on the right). However, the community has had the help of many union organizations, when fighting for their human rights and equality. LGBTQ equality and anti-discrimination policy have been considered employment rights in the trade union movement for a long time. This […]