Tag Archive | Discrimination

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday. From grade seven, around age 13, modules covering sexual orientation and gender identity will be part of sex education in schools, said Yung Kunthearith, deputy […]

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

A bisexual British veteran, who was kicked out of the navy because of his sexuality, is set to become the first of many to get his medals back, and an apology from the British military for the way he was treated. Joe Ousalice, 68, had served for almost 18 years as a radio operator, when […]

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

By Natasha Kennedy and Matt Horwood Natasha Kennedy is the policy officer, and Matt Horwood is the assistant director of communications at akt, a British charity that supports LGBT+ young people who are at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness LGBT+ young people are disproportionally affected by homelessness, with 1 in 4 young people experiencing […]

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

(Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies, and Jews remind him of Hitler. “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law. “And I must confess to you […]

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 […]