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Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber, Eric, had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk, and had to be hospitalised. “I was in the hospital for a week and four days. I nearly lost my life,” said Eric, 26, by phone from […]

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

A Ugandan court on Monday ordered the release of 19 LGBT+ people, jailed for almost 50 days for risking spreading the new coronavirus, after public prosecutors withdrew the charges. The 13 gay men, two bisexual men, and four transgender women, were arrested on March 29, when police raided an LGBT+ shelter on the outskirts of Kampala. […]

Costa Rica: Lawmakers criticise delay on gay marriage

Costa Rica: Lawmakers criticise delay on gay marriage

Lawmakers and government officials in Costa Rica on Wednesday chided fellow politicians trying to delay a landmark gay marriage ruling, an effort which ended in a punch-up between members of a leading political party. Costa Rica’s constitutional court voted in August 2018 to legalise gay marriage, with the ruling to take effect on May 26 […]

Cork: The Everyman – Response to Covid-19 Restrictions

Cork: The Everyman – Response to Covid-19 Restrictions

The Everyman, the 650 seat Victorian gem in the heart of Cork, originally opened it’s doors in 1897 and it is the oldest purpose-built theatre building in the city. Like all other venues, it is currently closed and now that the Government have advised that theatres won’t re-open until August 10 (Phase 5) we know […]

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

(Reuters) – South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data, credit card statements, and CCTV footage on Tuesday, to identify people who visited nightclubs at the centre of one of the capital’s biggest novel coronavirus clusters. More than 100 new cases linked to the nightclubs have brought fears of a second wave of infections, in […]

S.Korea: Seoul LGBT+ nightclub coronavirus outbreak

S.Korea: Seoul LGBT+ nightclub coronavirus outbreak

(Reuters) – South Korean officials scrambled on Monday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak, searching for thousands of people who may have been infected in a cluster of cases linked to nightclubs and bars in the capital Seoul. South Korea has been lauded for its quick, effective action on its epidemic, significantly reducing the rate […]

Colombian capital to lift gendered shopping rules

Colombian capital to lift gendered shopping rules

(Reuters) – Colombia’s capital, Bogota, will lift rules that required men and women to shop on different days during the country’s coronavirus quarantine, the city’s mayor said on Friday. The measure, similar to others put in place around Latin America, has been criticised by LGBT groups and transgender people, who say the restrictions have exposed […]

US: Lawmakers push for LGBT+ coronavirus patients to be counted

US: Lawmakers push for LGBT+ coronavirus patients to be counted

Authorities must count how many novel coronavirus patients are LGBT+, as they face greater health risks than the population at large, a California lawmaker said on Tuesday, after introducing a bill that would make such data collection mandatory. Figures on the number of LGBT+ people infected by the virus are not yet widely available, but […]

N. Ireland relaxes blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

N. Ireland relaxes blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

Northern Ireland will relax rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, the health minister said on Wednesday, advancing LGBT+ equality in the socially-conservative region of Britain. The change follows similar steps taken from Denmark to the United States and comes as some countries face blood shortages caused by COVID-19.

Streisand among stars staging coronavirus fundraiser for LGBT+ centres

Streisand among stars staging coronavirus fundraiser for LGBT+ centres

American comedian Billy Eichner and Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh on Sunday kicked off an event of music, comedy and personal stories to raise funds for the LGBT+ community during the coronavirus pandemic. Pop musicians, actors and politicians mainly from the United States, all performed or gave rallying calls from their homes during the Together […]