Tag Archive | homophobia

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 […]

Uganda: 67 charged after raid on gay bar

Uganda: 67 charged after raid on gay bar

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance on Tuesday after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest “homophobic” attack. The 67 – who were among 127 arrested at Ram Bar, in the capital, Kampala, on Sunday – could face up to one year […]

BeLonG To: Research reveals 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

BeLonG To: Research reveals 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

National school survey shows LGBTI+ students experience physical and sexual assault, harassment and abuse at school. BeLonG To Youth Services calls on the Minister of Education, Joe McHugh TD, and second-level schools to take urgent action, following the shocking results of the 2019 School Climate Survey. The research was released today to mark the 10th […]

Georgian police arrest more than 25 at gay movie premiere

Georgian police arrest more than 25 at gay movie premiere

Police in Georgia said on Saturday they had arrested more than 25 people, after ultra-nationalist protesters, attempting to derail the premiere of an award-winning movie about gay love, clashed with security forces. A few hundred demonstrators blocked the road outside a cinema in the capital’s city centre on Friday, ahead of the first screening of […]

Out Now! Sept/October 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Sept/October 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the September/October 2019 issue of EILE Magazine! What an exciting time for the LGBT+ community in Northern Ireland! They’ve finally achieved equal marriage, with Valentine’s Day 2020 set as the day the first marriages will take place.  This issue is full to the brim with goodies; our music section features gay singer-songwriter, Brian […]

Interview: Anti-gay law ‘like a gun pointing at us’ says eSwatini activist

Interview: Anti-gay law ‘like a gun pointing at us’ says eSwatini activist

When LGBT+ people took to the streets last year for the first ever Pride march in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, some hardly believed they could celebrate the event in a country where stigma is rife, and gay sex remains illegal. Now gay rights activist, Melusi Simelane plans to go further by timing Pride events […]