Tag Archive | LGBT

“Hot To Trot” – New Documentary Film About Same-Sex Dance Sport

“Hot To Trot” – New Documentary Film About Same-Sex Dance Sport

This amazing new documentary takes a deep-dive look inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance. HOT TO TROT follows a small international cast of four men and women, on and off the dance floor, over a four-year period. An immersive character study — and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry

EU Parliament: Persecution of gay men in Chechnya – MEPs call for urgent investigation

EU Parliament: Persecution of gay men in Chechnya – MEPs call for urgent investigation

Chechen authorities must end the persecution of gay men and an investigation must be held as a matter of urgency, Members of the European Parliament said on Thursday (18 May).  MEPs say that Detention and torture of gay men in Chechnya must stop There is a need for urgent investigation by Russia EU and Council […]

Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

Ten Weeks that Changed the World, a photographic exhibition from Alison Laredo, was launched officially by Cllr. Frank McDermott, An Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, on Tuesday May  16th, as part of Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO/IDAHOT campaign. IDAHOT is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and the exhibition, a chronicle of Mayo LGBT Equality’s canvassing efforts […]

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

“Chelsea Manning almost died on our watch. She suffered at the hands of our government, and the toll of her incarceration nearly killed her. But she survived. Through long stretches of solitary confinement, the systemic denial of health care, relentless abuse, and a lifetime of consequences, she will have a chance to live” writes Chase […]

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief with Major Companies Supporting Transgender Student Gavin Grimm

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief with Major Companies Supporting Transgender Student Gavin Grimm

Yesterday (16th May) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) filed a “friend of the court” brief (amicus brief) signed by 59 major U.S. companies, supporting transgender student Gavin Grimm, in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Grimm, a transgender boy, filed suit against the school board, alleging it violated Title […]

Transgender Film Festival Awards 2017!

Transgender Film Festival Awards 2017!

Transgender Film Festival Awards 2017! The festival, in Kiel/Germany, includes documentary and feature films about Drag Queens (and Kings) and transsexuality. The audience decides on the awards, and you can see the winners below: Best Film of the Year: EKAJ by Cati Gonzalez https://www.facebook.com/EkajTheMovie Best Trans-Performance: Jonny Beauchamp in THIRSTY https://www.facebook.com/ThirstyMovie/ Elle Fanning in THREE GENERATIONS […]

ILGA Launches State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2017

ILGA Launches State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2017

The number of countries criminalising consensual, private same-sex sexual activity between adults has decreased to 72, while the variety of law relevant to sexual orientation continues to expand steadily Today, Monday May 15, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) launched the 12th edition of its flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia – A World […]