Tag Archive | COVID 19

Gay, trans Brazilians pummeled by coronavirus economic crisis

Gay, trans Brazilians pummeled by coronavirus economic crisis

One in four unemployed gay and trans Brazilians have lost their jobs recently during the coronavirus outbreak, a survey released on Sunday found, showing that joblessness among LGBT+ Brazilians is almost double the nation’s overall rate. Four in 10 LGBT+ people, and more than half of transgender people, said they would not be able to […]

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Dr Eddie Murphy gives his three expert tips for how to cope during Covid-19.

ZEROPUNKT release digital single in aid of St Vincent De Paul

ZEROPUNKT release digital single in aid of St Vincent De Paul

Dublin improvisers, Zeropunkt, are releasing a digital single in aid of St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to deal with fallout from COVID 19. The spontaneously composed guitar, bass, and drums piece, entitled German Windows, is drawn from their forthcoming album Clap Your Hands Say No, which will appear in Summer 2020. The track is available […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

Poland: Gay couple fights prejudice/coronavirus with rainbow masks

Poland: Gay couple fights prejudice/coronavirus with rainbow masks

(Reuters) – Married gay couple, Dawid Mycek and Jakub Kwiecinski, say they face frequent abuse in Poland for being part of a so-called “homosexual plague.” “So we thought that if we are dealing right now with a real plague (the new coronavirus) we could help protect people from this plague and do something good,” said […]

OPINION: This May 17, don’t let COVID-19 force LGBT+ people back into silence

OPINION: This May 17, don’t let COVID-19 force LGBT+ people back into silence

By Joel Bedos, Tuisina Ymania Brown, and Luz Elena Aranda | ILGA World Joel Bedos is the international coordinator of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) May17.org, and Tuisina Ymania Brown and Luz Elena Aranda are co-Secretary Generals of ILGA World How do you come together, when you’re not allowed to share […]