Tag Archive | Equality

US: HRC Announces Huge Support For Reintroduction of Equality Act

US: HRC Announces Huge Support For Reintroduction of Equality Act

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have announced that an unprecedented 161 leading businesses have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. With a combined operation in all 50 states, headquarters in 26 states, more than $3.7 trillion in revenue, and more than 8.5 million employees across the United States, these companies know how important […]

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

The Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland have congratulated their partners, Pride in Newry, on being chosen to host next year’s 2019 UK & Ireland Pride Festival and Parade. They say the team have worked very hard in increasing visibility and acceptance of LGBT people in Newry, and beyond. The Rainbow Project said:

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Scott De Buitléir writes from San Francisco about an LGBT history lesson worth cherishing. 

Paloma Faith: I’m raising my child gender-neutral to avoid stereotypes

Paloma Faith: I’m raising my child gender-neutral to avoid stereotypes

British singer Paloma Faith said she is raising her child gender neutral to avoid damaging stereotypes, as she threw her weight behind a campaign for girls’ equality on Wednesday. Faith, who has refused to make public the sex of her one-year-old, said she encountered gender expectations “all the time” but hoped to give her child […]

India: Decriminalisation of gay sex, but battle for acceptance remains

India: Decriminalisation of gay sex, but battle for acceptance remains

Jubilation broke out among India’s sexual minorities yesterday, Thursday 6th September, as the country’s top court decriminalised gay sex, but campaigners cautioned that much more needs to be done before achieving acceptance and equality. Gay sex is considered taboo by many in the socially conservative country, and was reinstated as a criminal offence in 2013 […]

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute in the US, have recently released their annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive state-by-state report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws. […]

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

Over the weekend, Massachusetts celebrated the one-year anniversary of the state extending non-discrimination protections to transgender residents. However, the celebration could be short-lived as the young law is already in danger of being stripped away at the ballot next year. In 2016, soon after the bill was passed in the state legislature with bipartisan super-majorities […]