Tag Archive | Gay

Kenya: LGBT await ruling in case to decriminalise homosexuality

Kenya: LGBT await ruling in case to decriminalise homosexuality

When John Mathenge finished primary school in the early 1990s, he dreamed of becoming a lawyer. But his dreams were shattered when life showed him what being gay in Kenya meant. His sexual orientation was seen as sinful from childhood. Mathenge’s father refused to pay his secondary school fees,

Ian McKellen Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Coming Out

Ian McKellen Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Coming Out

Nice to see Stonewall UK co-founder, Ian Mc Kellen (Magneto in the X-Men films, Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and numerous Shakespearean roles) is celebrating 30 years since he came out as a gay man in 1988, on BBC radio. On Saturday (27th) he tweeted: “I’ve never met a gay person […]

Malaysia: Contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysia: Contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysian health authorities are holding a contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality and transgenderism, drawing criticism from campaigners that it was fanning hatred and violence towards LGBT people. Activists say intolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has spiked in recent years in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic Southeast Asian country that is majority Muslim. […]

African states bid to stop work of U.N. gay rights investigator

African states bid to stop work of U.N. gay rights investigator

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – African states launched a bid at the United Nations on Friday (November 4) to halt the work of the first U.N. independent investigator appointed to help protect gay and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, created the position in June, and […]

Tanzania Suspends Some HIV Programmes For Gay Men

Tanzania Suspends Some HIV Programmes For Gay Men

Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for gay men, the health minister said on Monday (31st Oct) in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s Minister for Health, said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex relationships, as part of their HIV […]

ILGA Announces Dates For Its 2016 World Conference

ILGA Announces Dates For Its 2016 World Conference

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has announced that it will hold its 28th World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand from November 28 to December 2, 2016, co-organized with Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand and Purple Sky Network.

We’re Robert Dyas and we’re gay. And straight. And bi…

We’re Robert Dyas and we’re gay. And straight. And bi…

“This is us being gay. And straight. And bi…” In this Robert Dyas ad, salespeople and customers introduce themselves as gay, straight or bisexual, in what some have said is a parody of a YouTube video from a furniture company in the States called Red House, in 2009. That company used a theme of black […]