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Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia’s president, who on Friday ordered lawmakers to delay a planned vote on updates to the country’s penal code, has been urged to scrap the changes, as they would further persecute the country’s beleaguered LGBT+ community. Under draft laws agreed by lawmakers and the government earlier this week, unmarried couples who “live together as a […]

Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

(Reuters) – Brazil’s top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators would take over the case. In comments to reporters on her last day in office, Brazil’s prosecutor general, Raquel Dodge, said she would charge two […]

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

The Indonesian parliament should substantially revise the proposed new criminal code to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch has stated. The current bill contains articles that will violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people, as well as freedom of speech and association. “Indonesia’s draft criminal code is disastrous not only for […]

Great FREE Events For Culture Night This Year!

Great FREE Events For Culture Night This Year!

Frances Winston gives us a run-down on what we can expect from Culture Night this year, with some great events for the LGBTQ community! From humble beginnings in 2006, Culture Night has grown to become an annual institution that sees cultural activities, venues, tours, and one-off events open to the public totally gratis for one […]

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration As NGO

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration As NGO

An appeals court in Kazakhstan on September 3 upheld a decision denying Feminita, a national feminist initiative, registration as a nongovernmental organisation (NGO). The group’s focus includes the rights of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. The Almaty department of the Justice Ministry had refused the group registration on the grounds that it didn’t comply with the […]

NUIG: Social Media Overload Affects Academic Performance – Study

NUIG: Social Media Overload Affects Academic Performance – Study

A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway has examined the problem of social media overload, which is the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of communication and information demands a person is exposed to through social media channels, that may require energy and […]

Netflix: ‘Living With Yourself’ – Starring Paul Rudd

Netflix: ‘Living With Yourself’ – Starring Paul Rudd

The Netflix original series LIVING WITH YOURSELF is an inventive existential comedy that asks: Do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version […]