Tag Archive | Discrimination

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 […]

Cricket: West Indies’ Gabriel apologises for homophobic slur against Root

Cricket: West Indies’ Gabriel apologises for homophobic slur against Root

(Reuters) – West Indies fast bowler, Shannon Gabriel, sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain, Joe Root, and extended an “unreserved apology” for his comments during the third test against England in St Lucia. Gabriel, 30, had accepted a charge for breaching the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct on […]

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Not that Venezuela was ever an easy place to be different. For years, Daniel Arzola endured homophobic abuse from his […]

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

(Reuters) – Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca is a 19-year-old Spaniard who, although born a girl, identified as male from early childhood. “When I was three years old I came back from school and said to my mother that when I grew up I was going to be a man called Oscar”, he says. Supported by […]

US: LGBT+ retired couple continue legal battle over housing

US: LGBT+ retired couple continue legal battle over housing

A US lesbian couple rejected for admission to a retirement community suffered a defeat this week in their effort to claim discrimination, but a leading legal group on Friday vowed to take up the fight to protect LGBT+ people from housing bias. Bev Nance and Mary Walsh, married for a decade, sought to live in […]

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asian countries holding elections this year must be ready to protect the rights of LGBT+ communities, ahead of a likely rise in anti-gay rhetoric by politicians, rights groups said on Tuesday. A number of countries across the region are set to go to the polls in 2019, including India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, and […]

Swiss Senate votes to improve protection on grounds of sexual orientation but not gender identity

Swiss Senate votes to improve protection on grounds of sexual orientation but not gender identity

On 28 November 2018, the Senate of Switzerland voted to criminalise hate speech and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but refused to do the same for grounds of gender identity. ILGA-Europe welcomes the extension of protections against hate speech and discrimination based on sexual orientation – this is an important step forward for lesbian, […]