Tag Archive | LGBT

US: President Biden overturns trans military ban

US: President Biden overturns trans military ban

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Monday overturned a controversial ban by his predecessor on transgender individuals serving in the US military, a move that fulfills a campaign promise, and will be cheered by LGBTQ advocates. Former Democratic President, Barack Obama, in 2016 allowed trans people to serve openly, and receive medical care to transition […]

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend has died (1933-2021)

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend has died (1933-2021)

Pioneering AIDS researcher, Joseph Sonnabend, one of the first doctors to warn of the emergence of a new virus in the late 1970s, has died at the age of 88, in a London hospital. Sonnabend first noticed the rise in the number of similar illnesses among his gay male patients, at a private sexual health […]

Opinion: Drama ‘It’s A Sin’ – 1980s when young gay men were objects of fear

Opinion: Drama ‘It’s A Sin’ – 1980s when young gay men were objects of fear

It’s the sense of oblivion, combined with the wide-eyed expectations of being young, that resonate so powerfully in Russell T Davies’ ‘It’s A Sin’, a compelling new drama about the emergence of AIDS in 1980s London. Like Davies’ late 1990s series ‘Queer as Folk’, this is a tale of a group of young men, who […]

Gay Games HK 2022: Volunteers Wanted!

Gay Games HK 2022: Volunteers Wanted!

Join the team at the Gay Games 2022 – a once in a lifetime opportunity to positively impact Hong Kong and Asia Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to positively impact Hong Kong and Asia, and to work with some of Hong Kong’s most professional people, to make history, by bringing to life […]

Honduras: MPs vote to lock in anti-gay ban

Honduras: MPs vote to lock in anti-gay ban

(Reuters) – Members of the Honduran Congress voted on Thursday to amend the constitution, making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on abortion and same-sex marriage, as lawmakers double down on socially conservative priorities. Lawmakers voted to require a three-quarters super-majority, to change a constitutional article that gives a fetus the same legal […]

US: GSK (ViiV) – HIV monthly injection approved by FDA

US: GSK (ViiV) – HIV monthly injection approved by FDA

(Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a long-acting HIV injection from British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV treatment division, ViiV Healthcare. “This is the first FDA-approved injectable, complete regimen for HIV-infected adults that is administered once a month,” the FDA said in a statement. ViiV, in which Pfizer Inc and Shionogi & […]

US: As old LGBT+ court battles die, Biden’s actions ignite new ones

US: As old LGBT+ court battles die, Biden’s actions ignite new ones

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden, in his short time in office, already has turned the page on some major legal battles that consumed former President Donald Trump’s administration, while also taking actions certain to ignite new ones, likely headed toward the US Supreme Court. The Democratic president, sworn in on Wednesday, quickly signed a flurry […]

US: White House adds gender-neutral pronouns, tackles discrimination

US: White House adds gender-neutral pronouns, tackles discrimination

People can now select gender-neutral pronouns when contacting the US government, as President Joe Biden signed a raft of executive actions on his first day in office, including an order tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people. People who identify as non-binary – neither male nor female – can now select the gender-neutral title ‘Mx’ on the […]

Webinar: Gay Games Hong Kong – Exciting plans for 2021

Webinar: Gay Games Hong Kong – Exciting plans for 2021

You’re invited to GGHK Webinar on 28th January, 2021, 7pm Hong Kong Time [11am Irish time].   Welcome to 2021. Join Gay Games Hong Kong in their first monthly webinar, and hear the exciting plans they have in place for 2021, for the GGHK program; registration, sponsorship and contingency, and how you can be involved. […]

US: NYC opens billions in contracts to LGBT+ business

US: NYC opens billions in contracts to LGBT+ business

New York City has opened $25 billion worth of contracts to bids from LGBT-owned businesses, as part of a pledge to widen access to a raft of benefits already offered to other minorities, from women to Black entrepreneurs. The city made the change on Tuesday, allowing LGBT+ business owners to compete for a host of […]