Tag Archive | LGBT

Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia’s president, who on Friday ordered lawmakers to delay a planned vote on updates to the country’s penal code, has been urged to scrap the changes, as they would further persecute the country’s beleaguered LGBT+ community. Under draft laws agreed by lawmakers and the government earlier this week, unmarried couples who “live together as a […]

Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

(Reuters) – Brazil’s top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators would take over the case. In comments to reporters on her last day in office, Brazil’s prosecutor general, Raquel Dodge, said she would charge two […]

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

The Indonesian parliament should substantially revise the proposed new criminal code to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch has stated. The current bill contains articles that will violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people, as well as freedom of speech and association. “Indonesia’s draft criminal code is disastrous not only for […]

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration As NGO

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration As NGO

An appeals court in Kazakhstan on September 3 upheld a decision denying Feminita, a national feminist initiative, registration as a nongovernmental organisation (NGO). The group’s focus includes the rights of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. The Almaty department of the Justice Ministry had refused the group registration on the grounds that it didn’t comply with the […]

Opinion: Gareth Thomas coming out as HIV+ offers hope for millions

Opinion: Gareth Thomas coming out as HIV+ offers hope for millions

-by Ash Kotak On Saturday, former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas made a statement via Twitter which he began by saying: “I want to share my secret with you. Why? Because it’s mine to tell you. Not the evils that make my life hell, threatening to tell you before I do”.

Galway: Let’s Have A Kiki – Changed to Thursday nights!!

Galway: Let’s Have A Kiki – Changed to Thursday nights!!

Let’s Have A Kiki! Just to remind you that Kiki has changed from Wednesday nights. Kiki is now on Every Thursday, in the Upstairs Bar in the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, and of course, it’s Free Admission!  So there’s no excuse not to have a great time on an early weekend night, go on, […]

Singer Sam Smith using gender neutral pronouns ‘they/them’

Singer Sam Smith using gender neutral pronouns ‘they/them’

(Reuters) – British singer Sam Smith on Friday asked to be referred to by the gender neutral pronouns they/them, citing “a lifetime of being at war with my gender.” The Grammy-winning musician, 27, made the announcement in an Instagram post titled: “My pronouns are they/them.” “I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside […]