Tag Archive | LGBT

Uganda: Sex violence law targets LGBT+, HIV-positive

Uganda: Sex violence law targets LGBT+, HIV-positive

A new Ugandan law that seeks to better protect victims of sexual violence has been criticised by rights campaigners, who say it discriminates against vulnerable groups, including LGBT+ people, sex workers, and those living with HIV. The Sexual Offences Bill has drawn praise for provisions, such as protecting victims during trials, and outlawing sexual harassment, […]

UNAIDS: Scrap Anti-gay bans to fight HIV

UNAIDS: Scrap Anti-gay bans to fight HIV

Scrapping [anti-gay] bans around the world is vital to fighting the spread of HIV, because it would encourage more people to get tested, Britain’s former health minister during the 1980s AIDS crisis said on Thursday. Norman Fowler, who this month takes up an ambassadorial role at the UN agency, UNAIDS, said many people are unwilling […]

Croatia: Court Backs LGBT Adoption

Croatia: Court Backs LGBT Adoption

A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a gay couple in their five-year fight for the right to family life, the government said on Thursday. Zagreb’s Administrative Court ruled on April 21 that same-sex couples should not face discrimination in state adoption, the Rainbow Families Association (RFA), an LGBT+ group, […]

OPINION: I’m a trans parent, and I can’t travel freely with my children

OPINION: I’m a trans parent, and I can’t travel freely with my children

“Whenever my children travel outside of Italy, me being trans is revealed and our privacy is violated”. Egon Botteghi is a transgender parent who shared his story, about travelling freely in the EU, in a recent report by Transgender Europe (TGEU), ‘Stuck on the swing’ My name is Egon, and I’m a transgender parent living […]

BeLonG To: One Year Later – LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

BeLonG To: One Year Later – LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

Last year, BeLonG To’s LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown research revealed that 93% of LGBTI+ young people struggled with anxiety, stress, and depression during lockdown, compared to the 53% of the general youth population. They are re-running this research this year, to see if anything has changed for LGBTI+ young people, and continue to best support […]

US: Gay actor Leslie Jordan proud of role on Will & Grace

US: Gay actor Leslie Jordan proud of role on Will & Grace

His marching days are over, but Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan is proud for bringing LGBT+ life into US living rooms, and helping bust prejudice with hit TV sitcom, Will & Grace. When he joined the programme, which premiered in 1998, and was one of the first mainstream shows with leading gay characters, straight men […]

Cameroonian LGBT activist supports imprisoned trans women

Cameroonian LGBT activist supports imprisoned trans women

(Reuters) – Coming from Cameroon, where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer, Bandy Kiki, struggled to adjust to her newfound safety, after emigrating to Britain a decade ago. Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Cameroon, punishable by up to five years in […]

US: Supreme Court denies challenge to California LGBT rights policy

US: Supreme Court denies challenge to California LGBT rights policy

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge by Republican-governed Texas, to a law enacted by Democratic-led California, that bars state-funded travel to states deemed to be hostile to the rights of LGBT people. The 2016 measure was enacted in the most populous US state, in response to laws in conservative […]

Mexico: Old hotel becomes LGBT+ refuge

Mexico: Old hotel becomes LGBT+ refuge

Moving from one migrant shelter to another, Susana Coreas – a transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador – endured rundown buildings, broken toilets, and eviction, so she jumped at the chance to open a refuge of her own. Coreas, 40, was working as a cleaner in a bar in Ciudad Juarez, on the US-Mexico border, […]

OPINION: Trans students simply want to play the sports they love

OPINION: Trans students simply want to play the sports they love

‘As a former Olympic women’s gymnast, I believe trans people should be fully included in sport’ – Kathy Johnson Clarke Being an athlete has taught me some of the greatest lessons of my life. I believe the same is true for so many Americans – athletics are woven into the fabric of our lives. From […]