Politics

Long-standing LGBT+ campaigner to run for European Elections

Long-standing LGBT+ campaigner to run for European Elections

Midlands North West European candidate, Dominic Hannigan, calls on candidates to sign ILGA’s ‘Come Out Pledge’ Dominic Hannigan, one of the first openly gay TDs elected to Dáil Eireann, will be the Labour Party’s candidate for the European Elections in the Midlands North West constituency. A native of Drogheda, Co. Louth, Mr. Hannigan is a […]

Dominic Hannigan calls for ban on gay conversion programmes

Dominic Hannigan calls for ban on gay conversion programmes

Dominic Hannigan, the Labour Party’s European Election candidate in the Midlands North West constituency, has called for a ban on gay conversion programmes in Ireland. Mr. Hannigan – one of the first two openly gay TDs elected to Dáil Éireann – said that, if elected, he will work towards progressing a Europe-wide solution to the […]

Chicago: Gay Black Newcomer Lori Lightfoot Becomes Mayor

Chicago: Gay Black Newcomer Lori Lightfoot Becomes Mayor

(Reuters) – Chicago, known for its machine politics and corruption, woke up Wednesday to voters choosing an anti-establishment candidate, who may shake up a city that made history by electing its first African-American woman for mayor. Voters in the third-largest US city on Tuesday elected Lori Lightfoot, who has never held office, in a runoff […]

Thailand: ‘I’m ready’, says first transgender candidate for Thai PM

Thailand: ‘I’m ready’, says first transgender candidate for Thai PM

Pauline Ngarmpring thought she would take it slow as she began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of 49. Instead, three years on, she is a candidate for Thai prime minister – the country’s first transgender candidate for the post – and her days and nights are filled with […]

US: HRC Hail Historic LGBTQ Inclusion in House Rules Package

US: HRC Hail Historic LGBTQ Inclusion in House Rules Package

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have responded to the passage of an historic US House rules package, that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, for the first time ever. The package also ensures religious headgear can be worn in the House chamber. “This is an historic moment for our country”, […]

Irish Government Aims to Join Equal Rights Coalition

Irish Government Aims to Join Equal Rights Coalition

The Irish Government intends to become a member of the ERC from 2019.

India: ‘Extremely disoriented’ transgender candidate reappears after kidnapping fears

India: ‘Extremely disoriented’ transgender candidate reappears after kidnapping fears

A transgender candidate in state elections in southern India has presented herself at a police station, after her disappearance prompted fears of a kidnapping, police said on Thursday last. The candidate, Chandramukhi Muvvala, was “extremely disoriented” when she reappeared, said her campaign aid, Bittu Karthik.