News & Current Affairs

Poland: Police detain 25 after attacks on equality march

Poland: Police detain 25 after attacks on equality march

(Reuters) – Police have detained 25 people in Bialystok, eastern Poland, after attacks on those taking part in the city’s first equality march amid accusations that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party benefits from fuelling anti-gay sentiment. LGBT rights have become an issue in Poland ahead of a general election expected in October, with […]

Everyman Summer Show: The Odd Couple (female version)

Everyman Summer Show: The Odd Couple (female version)

THE EVERYMAN SUMMER SHOW: THE ODD COUPLE DATE AND TIME | UNTIL SAT 17 AUG, 7.30PM (EXCL. SUNDAYS & MONDAYS) PRICE | €33 | CONCESSION €30 | STUDENTS €9 | OPENING WEEK €26 Audience Reaction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBSjxRxtrq8 The Everyman’s production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple has opened for a Summer Season and continues until Saturday August 17th, excluding Sunday […]

India: Revised trans rights bill presented after backlash

India: Revised trans rights bill presented after backlash

India’s government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament, after criticism from the country’s vibrant transgender community, who said sections of an earlier version would violate their rights. India’s Supreme Court officially recognised trans people as a third gender, with equal rights under the law in 2014, but they […]

UK: Film Editing Workshop with Oscar-winner CHRIS DICKENS 5-6 October London

UK: Film Editing Workshop with Oscar-winner CHRIS DICKENS 5-6 October London

Fest Film Lab will hold a film editing workshop in October, with Oscar-winning film editor, Chris Dickens In 1990, Chris Dickens graduated from the Bournemouth Film School. He began his filmmaking career as a film and linear editing assistant in television documentaries at Channel 4, and the BBC. During this time, he began to cut […]

OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

By James Polchin – writer, cultural historian, and a professor at New York University. He is the author of “Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patrons at a Greenwich Village bar in New York […]

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

By Simon Blake – chief executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and deputy chair of UK LGBT+ campaign group, Stonewall This month, around 1.5 million people turned out for London Pride and UK Black Pride. From PwC to Virgin Atlantic, many organisations took to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community. It is […]

Honduras: Transgender murders stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

Honduras: Transgender murders stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

The murder of three transgender women in Honduras this month has raised fears that a push for LGBT+ rights in the country has prompted a backlash. Bessy Ferrera, a 40-year-old LGBT+ rights activist, was gunned down by unknown assailants early on July 8, in the capital Tegucigalpa. Santi Carvajal, a trans TV show host, was […]