Tag Archive | Discrimination

UK: Third of employers ‘less likely’ to hire transgender staff

UK: Third of employers ‘less likely’ to hire transgender staff

One in three employers in Britain say they would be less likely to hire someone if they were transgender, according to a new study published on Monday. Less than one in five British employers have an inclusive policy towards transgender staff, and only nine percent believe in legal protection against discrimination, according to the study […]

UN envoy wants global ban on ‘barbaric’ conversion therapies

UN envoy wants global ban on ‘barbaric’ conversion therapies

Banning the “barbaric” practice of giving people electric shocks and injections to “cure” them of homosexuality is a key priority, the UN envoy on LGBT rights has said. Despite global gains in LGBT rights, many gay people are still forced to undergo invasive therapy based on the idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or […]

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

Governors Sign Bills Allowing Adoption and Foster Care Agencies to Discriminate In 2018, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the US. Remarkably, none of them have become law – until now, writes Ryan Thoreson of Human Rights Watch. Last week, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, and Governor Jeff Colyer of […]

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Get the popcorn and crisps ready to watch tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 livestream, and check out the running order below: Each act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. As host country, Portugal drew its exact starting position (8) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in […]

NI: Ashers Bakery Gay Cake Case – UTV Rounds Up Day 1

NI: Ashers Bakery Gay Cake Case – UTV Rounds Up Day 1

UTV Live reports on the first day of the Supreme Court hearing for Ashers Baking Company in Belfast. The case involved Ashers Bakery refusing to bake a cake for gay man, Gareth Lee, citing their religious beliefs as grounds for refusal. The appeals court ruled that the bakery had discriminated against Lee on the basis […]

Alaska: Anchorage Voters Reject Anti-Trans Proposition 1

Alaska: Anchorage Voters Reject Anti-Trans Proposition 1

The Human Rights Campaign, the American LGBTQ civil rights organisation, celebrated an election victory in Anchorage, Alaska, where voters soundly rejected Proposition 1 – a dangerous ballot measure that sought to eliminate existing municipal non-discrimination protections for transgender people.

US: Anti-LGBT adoption bill latest in legislative bigotry for some Georgia state lawmakers

US: Anti-LGBT adoption bill latest in legislative bigotry for some Georgia state lawmakers

On February 23, the Georgia State Senate passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to work with same-sex couples. The bill, SB 375, passed the senate 35 to 19 along party lines. While the bill’s sponsors and supporters claim SB 375 is about religious liberty, opponents say it will lead to state-sanctioned […]