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Lesotho: Human rights record to be reviewed by UPR

Lesotho: Human rights record to be reviewed by UPR

Lesotho’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, in a meeting that will be webcast live. Lesotho is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group, during its upcoming session, […]

IOC ban silences strong sports voices like Megan Rapinoe

IOC ban silences strong sports voices like Megan Rapinoe

(Reuters) – Athletes are not just sports role models, and should speak out about social and political issues, just like US soccer player, Megan Rapinoe, at last year’s World Cup, the CEO of independent German athletes’ association Athleten Deutschland said. Johannes Herber said on Wednesday that the International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50, which banned any […]

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

(Reuters) – South Korea’s military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate about the treatment of LGBT troops. The soldier, who holds the rank of staff sergeant, and is stationed in Gyeonggi Province, north […]

Cork Sexual Health Network Conference 2020

Cork Sexual Health Network Conference 2020

  Supporters of the Cork Gay Project are invited to attend the Cork Sexual Health Network Conference 2020 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 from 12:30 to 16:30 (GMT) Event to be held at: Millenium Hall Cork City Council Eglinton Street Cork Ireland For those wishing to attend, click through to Eventbrite at: ATTEND You can also visit […]

Asia: LGBT K-pop chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

Asia: LGBT K-pop chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

Wearing bright bow ties and dark dresses, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay – part of a growing clamour for LGBT+ rights in Asia. ‘Unnie Choir’ sang about their struggles, at a sold-out concert in the socially conservative nation, where homosexuality remains […]

Dating Apps share intimate data, says consumer group

Dating Apps share intimate data, says consumer group

Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses, a Norwegian consumer group said on Tuesday, as it filed a complaint about breach of privacy rules. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that 10 widely used Android apps that gather sensitive data about […]

US: Democrats seek release of trans migrants

US: Democrats seek release of trans migrants

Dozens of Democrats in the US Congress on Tuesday asked government immigration authorities to release all transgender migrants held in federal detention, saying they are particularly at risk of being attacked or harmed. Transgender migrants are vulnerable to sexual harassment, physical assault and medical neglect and often are put in solitary confinement, the 44 lawmakers […]