Tag Archive | COVID 19

Everyman Cork: The doors are closed but the Everyman remains open

Everyman Cork: The doors are closed but the Everyman remains open

The Everyman has taken the decision to shut their building, and postpone further ‘Play It by Ear’ live audio broadcasts, for a short period, to ensure the safety of artists, arts workers, and staff.  Once Upon a Time with The Everyman Panto Stars will remain available as a pre-recorded video stream until Sunday 31 January, and Gare […]

CORK: UCC – Call for Research Participants

CORK: UCC – Call for Research Participants

Call For Research Participants UCC are currently seeking participants aged 18 and over to take part in a study examining the impact of Covid-19 on access to HIV services in Ireland. If you would like to participate, or would like further information, you can email here [via Cork Gay Project]

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some countries have recommended that HIV-positive people should be given priority for vaccination against COVID-19, once the most at-risk groups – the elderly and […]

Hungary proposes gay adoption ban as COVID-19 worsens

Hungary proposes gay adoption ban as COVID-19 worsens

( Reuters) – Hungary’s right-wing government has drafted legislation that would practically ban adoption by same-sex couples, in what rights groups said was an attack on the LGBTQ community when COVID-19 meant they could not protest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government also proposed a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of […]

Taiwan celebrates equality in Asia’s largest Pride march

Taiwan celebrates equality in Asia’s largest Pride march

(Reuters) – More than 130,000 people, many wearing rainbow masks, marched through Taipei on Saturday, to celebrate LGBTQ+ equality and the island’s success in fighting coronavirus, in one of the largest Pride marches globally this year. “Taiwan has done a fantastic job at both equality and pandemic control,” said Chen Wei-chun, a 32-year-old bank employee […]

LGBT+ Americans bear brunt of pandemic’s economic crash

LGBT+ Americans bear brunt of pandemic’s economic crash

Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is having a harsher impact on LGBT+ Americans than on the general population, said a survey released on Friday, showing gay and trans people 30% more likely to have lost their jobs since May. LGBT+ employees are 20% more likely to have had hours reduced than their straight colleagues, […]

India: New transgender council to tackle COVID-19 and Discrimination

India: New transgender council to tackle COVID-19 and Discrimination

Discrimination, housing and the impact of COVID-19 are among the top priorities for India’s new National Council for Transgender Persons, two trans members said on Tuesday. India is seen as a global leader for its efforts to improve the lives of an estimated 2 million trans people, who face prejudice in the largely conservative country, […]

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Black LGBT+ people are getting struck hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, according to a study published on Tuesday, and are more likely to have lost jobs or had work hours reduced than their straight, white peers. The study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advocacy group found Black LGBT+ people were […]

Cork: The Everyman – cancellation of Panto 2020

Cork: The Everyman – cancellation of Panto 2020

The Everyman, and CADA Performing Arts Academy, are saddened to announce that this year’s pantomime, Aladdin, will not go ahead as planned, due to Covid-19 public safety measures. Currently, indoor gatherings are permissible for up to 50 people, with the expectation that this will increase from August 10th. Even with an easing of restrictions, it is unrealistic […]

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Michael Ryan, of the WHO, said world leaders “need to take a leaf out of the HIV/AIDS activist book” (Reuters) – Healthcare systems worldwide need to upgrade to control disease transmission, and cope with large numbers of sick people during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as future outbreaks, the head of the World Health […]