Tag Archive | anti -gay discrimination

Poland: State firms’ ad spend attacks gay rights, research shows

Poland: State firms’ ad spend attacks gay rights, research shows

(Reuters) – State companies in Poland have [increased] their spending on advertising via news magazines that attack gay rights, since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in 2015, market research data shows. In the run-up to a parliamentary elections expected in October, LGBT people’s rights have become a hot issue, with […]

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 […]

IGR Congratulates Rugby Community for Uniting Against Discrimination and Hate-Crime

IGR Congratulates Rugby Community for Uniting Against Discrimination and Hate-Crime

International Gay Rugby (IGR) the umbrella organisation for the world’s gay and inclusive rugby clubs, with 76 member clubs around the world, has applauded all unions, its member clubs, and World Rugby, for standing together and standing united, against discrimination and hate-crime. This comes after a week-long campaign by IGR, to urge all national teams […]

Romanians vote on constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Romanians vote on constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

(Reuters) Romanians began voting yesterday, Saturday, on whether to change the constitution to comprehensively ban same-sex marriage in a two-day referendum that rights activists say has stirred hate speech against LGBT people. The conservative state is already one of the only EU members to bar marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples. But supporters of […]

China: Fired gay teacher suing school in landmark case

China: Fired gay teacher suing school in landmark case

(Reuters) – A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired in August, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China’s protection of minority groups. The teacher was dismissed in August from a school in the coastal city of Qingdao, after he posted some comment on social […]

US: GLAAD President Calls out AG Jeff Sessions and US Department of Justice

US: GLAAD President Calls out AG Jeff Sessions and US Department of Justice

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, on Friday (27th October) denounced the US Department of Justice for requesting time in front of the US Supreme Court to argue on the side of the LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom during the upcoming oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights […]

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

Yesterday (4th April) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released the following statements in light of the NCAA decision to consider North Carolina for championship games, despite the discrimination against LGBTQ people that remains enshrined in state law. “The NCAA’s decision to backtrack on their vow to protect LGBTQ players, employees and fans […]