Tag Archive | Discrimination

Singapore: Activists challenge anti-gay law after India ruling

Singapore: Activists challenge anti-gay law after India ruling

(Reuters) – Singapore’s top court on Wednesday heard the first legal challenges to its colonial-era anti-gay law, since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year, an issue that divides the socially-conservative city-state. Three activists are arguing that Section 377A, a rarely-used [anti-gay law] was unconstitutional. The law does not apply to lesbians.

Social media: Double-edged sword for LGBT+ Asia

Social media: Double-edged sword for LGBT+ Asia

Technology has proved a mixed blessing for LGBT+ people in Asia, advocates said on Wednesday, opening opportunities to connect, but fanning hate speech, death threats, and attacks. Social media companies must do more to keep LGBT+ people safe online, human rights campaigners from across the region said, at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual Trust Conference […]

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has called on Congress to pass the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) to reauthorise the Higher Education Act. The College Affordability Act includes important protections for LGBTQ students. “No student should feel unsafe or unwelcome on any college campus,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The College Affordability Act would ensure LGBTQ […]

Dublin: Homophobic Attack On Gay Man

Dublin: Homophobic Attack On Gay Man

Interview with Graham Halley by Frances Winston A young gay activist has spoken out about the need for education, following a horrific attack on Dublin Streets in the early evening. Graham Halley (25) was walking on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Thursday, 26th September, when he was set upon by a gang of six. As he […]

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration As NGO

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration As NGO

An appeals court in Kazakhstan on September 3 upheld a decision denying Feminita, a national feminist initiative, registration as a nongovernmental organisation (NGO). The group’s focus includes the rights of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. The Almaty department of the Justice Ministry had refused the group registration on the grounds that it didn’t comply with the […]

US: Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court ‘Hotlanta’ case

US: Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court ‘Hotlanta’ case

(Reuters) – Months after joining the gay-friendly Hotlanta Softball League, Gerald Bostock was out of a job in a Georgia county government office, and was convinced he had become the victim of workplace discrimination based on his sexual orientation. Proud of his job as an advocate for children caught up in the juvenile justice system […]

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

(Reuters) – French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet told a radio station that he supported referees stopping matches in the event of racist chants – but not homophobic ones, in comments that drew criticism on Tuesday. The FFF introduced new rules this season enabling referees to interrupt play in the event of any such […]