Tag Archive | Belgium

Transgender figures in politics around the world

Transgender figures in politics around the world

Petra De Sutter, a gynecologist serving as a Green party member of the European Parliament, was named as deputy prime minister in Belgium this week – becoming the most senior transgender government official in Europe. With LGBT+ rights becoming more accepted worldwide, gay and trans politicians have gained greater prominence in recent years, and Pauline Ngarmpring […]

Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Scott De Buitléir reviews this Franco-Belgian drama, starring the powerful Marion Cotillard Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne Having suffered a breakdown that has seen her take time off from her job, Sandra intends to return to work at a solar panel plant. There is a problem, however; her […]

Gig Review: Wallis Bird @ The Academy, Dublin

Gig Review: Wallis Bird @ The Academy, Dublin

The wonderfully talented Wallis Bird performed last night at The Academy on Dublin’s Middle Abbey Street to a packed house, and those who attended were delighted with the evening’s events. While promoting her new album, Architect, Wallis kicked off the Irish leg of her European tour with a fantastic mix of both new material and some […]

Russian LGBT Athletes Pose for NO H8 Campaign

Russian LGBT Athletes Pose for NO H8 Campaign

Russian athletes have taken part in the popular NO H8 photo campaign to demonstrate their solidarity with the LGBT community. The Russian delegation at the 2013 World Out Games took time out from the international sporting event, taking place in Antwerp this year, to pose for American photographer Adam Bouska as part of the popular photography-based campaign, […]

Event: LGBT Rights in Russia

Event: LGBT Rights in Russia

With the Sochi Olympics only a few months away, Russia does not present itself as a friendly host. In the past year, human rights and personal and sexual freedom have come more and more under pressure. Worst affected are the LGBT organisations, which are prosecuted both under the law on “homosexual propaganda” as well as […]