News & Current Affairs

US: Biden’s Plan B on LGBT+ rights as Equality Act resisted

US: Biden’s Plan B on LGBT+ rights as Equality Act resisted

Joe Biden vowed on the campaign trail to pass a law protecting LGBT+ Americans from discrimination, within his first 100 days in office. But with the Senate’s backing for the Equality Act seen as unlikely, he may already have opted for Plan B. Biden covered key parts of the civil rights bill – which faces […]

UN to boost LGBT+ security after deadly arson attack at Kenya camp

UN to boost LGBT+ security after deadly arson attack at Kenya camp

LGBT+ refugees at the Kakuma camp have repeatedly complained about their safety in recent years, citing numerous attacks by other residents and local people Security will be beefed up for LGBT+ people living in a Kenyan refugee camp, a UN official said on Tuesday, following the death of a gay man who was set alight, […]

German Catholics against Vatican’s same-sex marriage ruling

German Catholics against Vatican’s same-sex marriage ruling

(Reuters) – Two days after he married his partner of many years, Anselm Bilgri, a former monk, and prior at one of Germany’s most famous monasteries, learned that the Vatican would not bless relationships like his. “For me it was almost funny: I and my partner got married on Friday and then on Monday this […]

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

A US pharmacy chain has changed its online registration forms for COVID-19 vaccinations, after transgender people complained about being asked to declare their birth sex, highlighting a heated nationwide debate about trans rights. CVS Health Corp, which has administered millions of vaccines in the United States, said it was scrapping a “sex assigned at birth” […]

Gay Games HK 2022: Pre-register now!

Gay Games HK 2022: Pre-register now!

Pre-registration is now open for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022. Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022’s (GGHK) unique combination of sport, arts, culture, fun, and community, brings together diverse groups of people, to experience moments of joy. It will create unity and positive attitudes that will last a lifetime, in Hong Kong, Asia and […]

New release dates for ‘Another Round’ and ‘Supernova’

New release dates for ‘Another Round’ and ‘Supernova’

STUDIOCANAL confirm new Irish cinema release dates for Another Round (25th June) and Supernova (9th July) Thomas Vinterberg’s critically acclaimed ANOTHER ROUND, starring Mads Mikkelsen, will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 25th June.  ANOTHER ROUND has received four BAFTA nominations for: Film Not in the English Language, Director, Original Screenplay, and Leading Actor for Mads Mikkelsen, two Oscar nominations […]

US: eTown Lineup For 30th b’Earthday April 22

US: eTown Lineup For 30th b’Earthday April 22

  eTown Expands Lineup For Virtual 30th b’Earthday Celebration On April 22nd Black Pumas, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sarah Jarosz, and US Congressman, Joe Neguse, to join Bob Weir, Lyle Lovett, and more   In honour of 30 years of great live music paired with social and environmental programming, Colorado’s beloved radio show and multimedia nonprofit, eTown, […]

LGBTQ sportstars: Track & Field

LGBTQ sportstars: Track & Field

LGBTQ competitors in track & field have been present since the various elements of the sport have been in existence. They include many national, Olympic and world champions.   Track & Field sports consist of all competitive events that involve the activity of running, throwing and jumping.   Components include short, mid, and long distance […]

Film Review: Thunder Force

Film Review: Thunder Force

Directed by: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Kevin Dunn, Melissa Leo Available on Netflix from April 9th Despite all the recent movements, there is still a dearth of strong female roles in films, especially strong female roles for women over 40, who aren’t size 6 former models. […]

Poland: Judge’s tweet on trans child stirs outrage

Poland: Judge’s tweet on trans child stirs outrage

(Reuters) – A senior Polish judge put a transgender child in danger by tweeting about her, and a complaint will likely be filed with prosecutors, an opposition politician said on Thursday regarding the incident ,which has outraged liberal Poles. Gender and LGBT rights have become central flash-points in a wider culture war unfolding in Poland, […]