Tag Archive | COVID 19

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 […]

BeLonG To: Reopening of Frontline Service & New Online Youth Group

BeLonG To: Reopening of Frontline Service & New Online Youth Group

The past few months have been a difficult time for LGBTI+ young people, with 93% telling BeLonG To they have experienced stress, anxiety and depression during lockdown. In order to respond to the needs of this vulnerable group, they rapidly moved their specialised support services online, offering one-to-one support over text, phone and email. Additionally, […]

UN: Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19

UN: Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19

(Reuters) – The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by 10 years or more, the United Nations said on Monday. “The global HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached,” the UN’s AIDS agency said […]

WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

(Reuters) – More than a third of the world’s countries say they are at risk of running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because of disruptions to supply lines and other problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Twenty-four out of those 73 nations have already reported critically low supplies […]

Culture Night Cork County 2020 is set to go ahead

Culture Night Cork County 2020 is set to go ahead

CULTURE NIGHT CORK COUNTY 2020: INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE  Friday 18 September 2020  Online registration form: https://tinyurl.com/ycu9y4cs Culture Night 2020 is set to go ahead on Friday September 18, and they are inviting organisations to take part, either by holding an event in their local area, or by doing a virtual online event, which can be promoted […]

Hungary is added to human rights watchlist

Hungary is added to human rights watchlist

Hungary has been added to a human rights watchlist as COVID-19 emergency measures restrict free speech and independent media The government has criminalised fake news about the pandemic, with penalties of up to five years in prison COVID-19 emergency measures allowed Victor Orbán to rule by decree, later revoked The state of civic freedoms in […]