Tag Archive | Discrimination

Poland: Court rules in favour of printer who refused LGBT posters

Poland: Court rules in favour of printer who refused LGBT posters

LGBT rights have become a hot-button issue in Poland ahead of an election, with conservatives depicting campaigners as a threat to traditional Polish values. (Reuters) – A Polish printer, who refused to make posters for an LGBT foundation because of his religious beliefs, should not have been convicted, because workers have a right to act […]

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

(Reuters) – Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts. The 30-year-old Folau, a devout Christian, was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an […]

Rugby Australia issue statement re Israel Folau

Rugby Australia issue statement re Israel Folau

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle and NSW Rugby Union CEO, Andrew Hore have issued the following statement in relation to Israel Folau: “Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union have made repeated attempts to contact Israel both directly and via his representatives since 6.30pm on Wednesday, and at this point he has […]

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate with a population of around 400,000, will implement the Sharia laws from April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with the death penalty, including […]

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google has removed an app that advised people on “recovery from same-sex attraction” from its download store after one of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities suspended the tech company from a gay and transgender rights ranking. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) removed Google from its annual Corporate Equality Index, which ranks U.S. companies on the […]

Brunei: UK and George Clooney lead calls to drop LGBT+ death penalty

Brunei: UK and George Clooney lead calls to drop LGBT+ death penalty

The British government and European Union politicians called on Brunei on Friday to abandon plans to impose the death penalty for gay sex or adultery, while actor, George Clooney, urged a boycott of hotels owned by the Southeast Asian country. Brunei in 2014 introduced Islamic criminal law, with fines or jail for offences like pregnancy […]

Film Review & Trailer: On the Basis of Sex

Film Review & Trailer: On the Basis of Sex

Frances Winston reviews this film about a woman who changed history, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Directed by: Mimi Leder – Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates This biopic of the inspiring powerhouse that is Ruth Bader Ginsburg (played here by Jones) is written by her nephew, so comes with the approval […]