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 […]

YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

Today the largest youth organisation in Ireland, Youth Work Ireland, launches their ‘#Equality17’ Campaign at the start of Youth Work Ireland Week 2017. A new survey released to launch the campaign shows how 14 – 24 years olds in Ireland think about equality compared to their parents. The findings show that the young people of […]

New Bill Announced to Mark International Transgender Day of Visibility

New Bill Announced to Mark International Transgender Day of Visibility

Yesterday (Friday March 31st) Senator Fintan Warfield announced the introduction of the Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017 to mark the International Transgender Day of Visibility. If passed, this Bill would amend the Gender Recognition Act 2015 to ensure meaningful inclusion of young trans and non-binary people.  “The Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017 seeks to extend self-determination to trans […]

VA Governor Signs Order Protecting LGBTQ People In Public Services

VA Governor Signs Order Protecting LGBTQ People In Public Services

Yesterday (5th January) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality Virginia praised Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for signing an executive order extending protections that exist on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for state employees to contractors and in the delivery of state services. “While anti-equality politicians are introducing legislation targeting LGBTQ people, Governor McAuliffe […]