Tag Archive | Discrimination

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, […]

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for “LGBT behaviour”

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for “LGBT behaviour”

(Reuters) – An Indonesian city has approved a bye-law to fine gay or transgender people up to 1 million rupiah [€61.55] ($70) for behaviour that could “disturb public order” or be considered immoral, the city’s deputy mayor said on Friday. The regulation is the latest example of a rise in government and public hostility towards […]

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

Russia discriminated against gay people by banning their rallies, the European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday, Tuesday, eight years after a judgment on the issue that led to no change. The court ruled in 2010 that a Moscow ban on gay pride marches violated the right to freedom of assembly, to an effective remedy, […]

IGR Congratulates Rugby Community for Uniting Against Discrimination and Hate-Crime

IGR Congratulates Rugby Community for Uniting Against Discrimination and Hate-Crime

International Gay Rugby (IGR) the umbrella organisation for the world’s gay and inclusive rugby clubs, with 76 member clubs around the world, has applauded all unions, its member clubs, and World Rugby, for standing together and standing united, against discrimination and hate-crime. This comes after a week-long campaign by IGR, to urge all national teams […]

Australia: Wedding magazine closes due to power of pink pound

Australia: Wedding magazine closes due to power of pink pound

An Australian wedding magazine has closed after LGBT+ activists used the power of the ‘pink pound’ to persuade advertisers to abandon it, over a decision not to cover same-sex marriages. The founders of White Magazine, Luke and Carla Burrell, said they had decided to close it after experiencing a “flood of judgement” that left it […]

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

A gay British former international rugby star said on Sunday he had chosen to ask for an apology rather than criminal charges after being attacked for being gay, in a bid to send out a “positive message”. Gareth Thomas, former Wales rugby captain, posted a video on social media, sporting cuts and bruises to his face, […]