Politics

Philip Normal – UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor

Philip Normal – UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor

As Britain’s first openly HIV-positive mayor, Philip Normal says his responsibilities stretch far beyond his constituents in Lambeth, the inner-city borough that perhaps best epitomises London’s demographic hotchpotch. The new mayor, an artist and designer, who runs his own fashion store in Lambeth’s trendy Brixton area, has received thousands of congratulatory messages following his election […]

US: LGBT+ candidates win big in Super Tuesday elections

US: LGBT+ candidates win big in Super Tuesday elections

Most of the openly LGBT+ candidates competing in this week’s Super Tuesday elections won their races, campaigners said, showing acceptance and momentum building among theAmerica’s largest-ever field of gay and trans people running for office. At least 28 LGBT+ candidates won primary races to become their political party’s nominee in the November election, according to […]

Seanad candidate shares how coming out as gay politicised her

Seanad candidate shares how coming out as gay politicised her

Laura Harmon – one of the youngest candidates in the upcoming Seanad elections – has revealed how coming out as gay politicised her, and inspired her career as a campaigner for change. In a new campaign video, Laura speaks candidly about her motivation for becoming involved in politics. “I was 20 years old and in […]

Laura Harmon (Yes Equality) to contest Seanad election

Laura Harmon (Yes Equality) to contest Seanad election

A co-director of Yes Equality and two doctors who were prominent in the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment are amongst those lending their support to Laura Harmon, who yesterday announced her intention to contest the Seanad election on the NUI panel. Ms. Harmon is an equality campaigner, who currently works as the Leadership Coordinator with […]

Cork: LGBTI General Election Information Event

Cork: LGBTI General Election Information Event

Venue & Date: LINC, 11 White Street,  Ballintemple, Cork City, Thursday 10th January 10am-11am Information Event for Cork’s General Election Candidates for #G2020 Not sure who to vote for? Come along and ask a question! Meet the Cork Candidates for the General Election. #LGBTI2020 #GE2020 January 30 ATTEND  

US: Openly Gay Buttigieg struggles to make headway with black voters

US: Openly Gay Buttigieg struggles to make headway with black voters

(Reuters) – Pete Buttigieg is betting big on Iowa and New Hampshire, hoping success in the largely white states will help him overcome dismal support from black voters by the time more diverse states weigh in on his bid for the presidency. Buttigieg’s most recent swing through South Carolina, the first state with a large […]

BeLonG To: Will you #VoteWithPride?

BeLonG To: Will you #VoteWithPride?

How will you vote in this election? Do you know where your candidate stands on LGBTI+ issues? BeLonG To would like you to ask your election candidates to protect and advance the rights of LGBTI+ youth. They have set out 10 commitments that the new government could include in their programme for government to improve […]