Tag Archive | homophobia

Roberts slams Australian sports for failing to curb homophobia

Roberts slams Australian sports for failing to curb homophobia

(Reuters) – Ian Roberts, the first elite rugby league player to come out as gay, said Australian sport had not done enough to stop homophobia, as studies on Wednesday highlighted the level of discrimination faced by young LGBT+ athletes. Two Monash University studies found most LGB athletes were unwilling to reveal their sexuality to team […]

England: Nearly half of LGBT+ pupils feel unsafe at school – Survey

England: Nearly half of LGBT+ pupils feel unsafe at school – Survey

Almost half of LGBT+ pupils in England do not feel safe at school, with more than a third saying homophobic and transphobic bullying is common, a study showed on Wednesday, raising concerns about the possible impact on students’ mental health. Gay, bisexual and transgender secondary school students were twice as likely (42%) to report such […]

Hungary proposes gay adoption ban as COVID-19 worsens

Hungary proposes gay adoption ban as COVID-19 worsens

( Reuters) – Hungary’s right-wing government has drafted legislation that would practically ban adoption by same-sex couples, in what rights groups said was an attack on the LGBTQ community when COVID-19 meant they could not protest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government also proposed a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of […]

Italy: Demos planned as LGBT+ hate crime law is considered again

Italy: Demos planned as LGBT+ hate crime law is considered again

When Marlon Landolfo kissed his date on a night out, onlookers started heckling, a fight broke out, and his friend ended up in hospital – the latest in a series of anti-gay attacks in Italy, where plans to combat homophobic violence are hotly contested. “They hurled insults at us,” said Landolfo, 22, describing how he […]

Lawmakers criticise hosting of 2023 Games in Polish ‘LGBT-free zone’

Lawmakers criticise hosting of 2023 Games in Polish ‘LGBT-free zone’

European lawmakers criticised on Thursday a decision to hold the 2023 European Games in a Polish ‘LGBT-free zone’, in the latest international rebuke over the treatment of LGBT+ people in the country. Organisers of the regional Olympic event chose the city of Krakow, and the surrounding Malopolska region, last year to host the event, but […]

Georgian police abused LGBT+ activists with strip searches, court rules

Georgian police abused LGBT+ activists with strip searches, court rules

Europe’s top rights court said on Thursday that Georgian police had deliberately humiliated LGBT+ activists, by strip-searching them during a raid, a ruling campaigners hope will help change attitudes towards gay people among local authorities. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the ex-Soviet republic had breached its international obligations, by failing to protect […]

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBT violence & US

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBT violence & US

(Reuters) – Human Rights Watch has criticised Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, for failing to stop violence against LGBT people, in a new report published on Wednesday, which also denounced the United States for denying these LGBT asylum seekers safe haven. “LGBT people in the Northern Triangle face high levels of violence that their own […]

US: USL’s San Diego Loyal protest over homophobic slur

US: USL’s San Diego Loyal protest over homophobic slur

(Reuters) – San Diego Loyal walked off the field halfway through their USL Championship match against Phoenix Rising, after an alleged homophobic slur was directed at their openly-gay midfielder, Collin Martin. The incident occurred at the end of the first half, with Loyal leading 3-1, resulting in a heated argument between the managers of the […]

Belarus: Hope is thin as LGBT+ activists join protests for change

Belarus: Hope is thin as LGBT+ activists join protests for change

LGBT+ activists in Belarus hope mass protests for democratic rule in Belarus will also help deliver long-awaited gay rights, and rid the former Soviet state of homophobia. But they concede such hopes might be far off in their deeply conservative country, with no anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBT+ people.

Poland: Anti-LGBT+ tirade similar to pre-war ‘dehumanising’ of Jews, MEP says

Poland: Anti-LGBT+ tirade similar to pre-war ‘dehumanising’ of Jews, MEP says

A prominent gay politician in Poland has compared the government’s repeated attacks on the LGBT+ community to the way Jewish people were ‘dehumanised’ in the run-up to World War Two. LGBT+ rights are increasingly contested in Poland, where President Andrzej Duda was re-elected in July, after an acrimonious campaign, in which he proposed a constitutional […]