Tag Archive | Anti-LGBT

Poland: Towns go ‘LGBT free’ ahead of bitter European election campaign

Poland: Towns go ‘LGBT free’ ahead of bitter European election campaign

(Reuters) – Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she sees another threat to her country’s survival: LGBT people. In March, her local council in Swidnik passed a motion to reject what it viewed as the […]

Alaska Airlines Apologises To Gay Couple For Asking Them To Give Up Seat To Straight Couple

Alaska Airlines Apologises To Gay Couple For Asking Them To Give Up Seat To Straight Couple

Alaska Airlines has apologised to a gay couple, one of whom was asked to give up his premium class seat and move to coach class (so that a straight couple could sit together) or get off the plane. Businessman, David Cooley, CEO & Founder of The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood, explained to […]

Alaska: Anchorage Voters Reject Anti-Trans Proposition 1

Alaska: Anchorage Voters Reject Anti-Trans Proposition 1

The Human Rights Campaign, the American LGBTQ civil rights organisation, celebrated an election victory in Anchorage, Alaska, where voters soundly rejected Proposition 1 – a dangerous ballot measure that sought to eliminate existing municipal non-discrimination protections for transgender people.

Egypt: US Dem Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Challenges Egypt On Anti-LGBT Actions

Egypt: US Dem Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Challenges Egypt On Anti-LGBT Actions

US Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, has asked the Egyptian speaker of the house to denounce Egypt’s attacks on LGBT people. She has also asked him to release those who have been imprisoned in recent assaults on the LGBT community, along with attacks on NGOs, saying they are doing “life-saving human rights work”. She states that […]

US: HRC Horror re Proposed Egyptian Anti-LGBTQ and Allies Legislation

US: HRC Horror re Proposed Egyptian Anti-LGBTQ and Allies Legislation

On Thursday (26th October), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, expressed horror over the news that a group of Egyptian lawmakers have proposed a broad anti-LGBTQ law criminalizing LGBTQ people and allies. “In the past two months, more than 60 LGBTQ Egyptians have been […]

Launch of Primary School Project Addressing Anti-LGBT Bullying

Launch of Primary School Project Addressing Anti-LGBT Bullying

Yesterday BeLonG To launched All Together Now, Ireland’s first ever anti-LGBT bullying resource for primary schools. This project was created in response to LGBT young people telling us about their difficult experiences in primary school.  The lesson plans and full All Together Now! research report, developed by Dr. Bernie Collins, Dr. Seline Keating and Prof. […]

Moscow Gay Club Attacked, Roof Removed

Moscow Gay Club Attacked, Roof Removed

A major gay nightclub in Moscow has been the target of an attack by over a hundred vandals, dismantling part of the roof and also damaging and stealing some equipment from the club. Andrei Lishchinsky, owner of the popular Central Station gay nightclub in Moscow, claims that the attack on the club, which took place on […]