News & Current Affairs

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback, Israel Folau, has launched a crowd-funding campaign, seeking A$3 million (£1.6 million) to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, as he fights his termination in court. Folau, who was sacked last month for an offensive social media post, had already raised A$240,000 […]

Thousands march in Romanian capital’s pride parade

Thousands march in Romanian capital’s pride parade

(Reuters) – Thousands of people joined a LGBT pride march in Bucharest on Saturday, nearly a year after Romania held a failed referendum to ban same sex marriage. Socially conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality in 2001, decades after its neighbours, bars marriage and civil partnerships for same sex couples. On Saturday, roughly 10,000 people braved […]

US: Psychoanalysts apologise for past labelling of homosexuality as illness

US: Psychoanalysts apologise for past labelling of homosexuality as illness

(Reuters) – The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) apologised on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBTQ people. It may be the first US medical or mental health organisation to issue such an apology. Although psychiatrists declassified homosexuality as a disorder in 1973, […]

Mexico: With gay couple as stars, telenovela set to make history

Mexico: With gay couple as stars, telenovela set to make history

A Mexican soap opera that debuts on Sunday is set to make television history as the country’s first telenovela to feature a gay couple as the leading characters. “Juntos, El Corazon Nunca se Equivoca” (Together, the Heart is Never Wrong) from Mexican network Televisa centers on two teenagers who move to Mexico City to attend […]

Georgia’s first LGBT+ pride march called off – hundreds injured

Georgia’s first LGBT+ pride march called off – hundreds injured

Organisers of Georgia’s first LGBT+ pride march called off the event at the eleventh hour on Friday, after a wave of political unrest in Tbilisi that left hundreds of people injured. LGBT+ Georgians had been planning to go ahead with a rally in the capital despite threats from extreme right-wing groups and fierce opposition from […]

Seminal Gay Sitcom ‘Old Dogs & New Tricks’ Now on Prime Video

Seminal Gay Sitcom ‘Old Dogs & New Tricks’ Now on Prime Video

Award-winning digital gay sitcom, Old Dogs & New Tricks, has joined the ever-growing library of independent LGBTQ productions on the premiere streaming service, Prime Video. All four seasons are now available to stream and purchase in the US and UK on Prime Video’s TV platform, and at http://www.amazon.com/v/odnttheseries  Leon Acord (who created and wrote the […]

Film Review & Trailer: Toy Story 4

Film Review & Trailer: Toy Story 4

Frances Winston reviews Toy Story 4, and finds it a surprisingly fresh addition to the Toy Story franchise Directed by: Josh Cooley – Starring the voices of: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack It’s hard […]