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OPINION: Other Girls Like Me – A Greenham Common Memoir

OPINION: Other Girls Like Me – A Greenham Common Memoir

By Stephanie Davies Stephanie Davies is a writer living in New York, who worked for many years in communications for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and co-edited an LGBT+ magazine in Brighton, UK. Her memoir Other Girls Like Me is out now. At Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, I was free to be a tomboy, to […]

US: LGBT+ TikTok users fear losing ‘safe space’ with Trump ban

US: LGBT+ TikTok users fear losing ‘safe space’ with Trump ban

US LGBT+ TikTok users said on Friday they feared losing a popular community platform, and valued “safe space”, after the Trump administration announced it would stop Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. The order, which takes effect today, only bans new downloads of the app, but TikTok said another restriction, due to kick in […]

Triskel Cork: ‘Numb’ – Solo Exhibition by Stephen Doyle

Triskel Cork: ‘Numb’ – Solo Exhibition by Stephen Doyle

Numb – Solo Exhibition by Stephen Doyle Curated by Miguel Amado Venue: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Date: 18th September – 15th November Time: 12noon Stephen Doyle is a Cork-based artist exploring issues of queer identity through the relationship between figuration and the politics of representation.

BeLonG To/Focus Ireland report: ‘A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland.’

BeLonG To/Focus Ireland report: ‘A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland.’

“It was horrible, it was terrible, I felt like nothing.”  This is the response from one LGBTI+ young person, when asked about what it felt like to experience homelessness. In partnership with Focus Ireland, BeLonG To have now launched a report: ‘A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland.’

US: Nearly 1 million same-sex couple households in 2019 – Census Bureau

US: Nearly 1 million same-sex couple households in 2019 – Census Bureau

(Reuters) – The number of same-sex married and unmarried couple households in the United States reached nearly 1 million in 2019, according to a US Census Bureau survey that broke out the statistic for the first time. Married couples made up most (58%) of the 980,000 same-sex couple households, while 42% were identified as unmarried […]

Hong Kong: Court refuses to recognise overseas same-sex marriages

Hong Kong: Court refuses to recognise overseas same-sex marriages

A Hong Kong court refused on Friday to recognise same-sex marriages conducted abroad, dealing a blow to the city’s LGBT+ community, in a case brought by a gay local councillor who got married in New York. Same-sex unions are illegal in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, but gay couples have won small recognitions in some spousal […]

Australia: Murray backs calls to remove Margaret Court’s name from arena

Australia: Murray backs calls to remove Margaret Court’s name from arena

(Reuters) – Andy Murray thinks the Australian Open should consider removing Margaret Court’s name from the arena at Melbourne Park, as he says the multiple Grand Slam champion’s values are at odds with what tennis stands for. The 78-year-old Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 major singles titles, has been heavily criticised for […]

UK doctors back trans self-ID rules for under-18s

UK doctors back trans self-ID rules for under-18s

Britain’s doctors union has come out in support of proposals to allow transgender people to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis, as the government stalls on promised reforms. The British Medical Association voted for the government to simplify the rules so that trans and non-binary people – who identify as neither male nor female […]

Poland: Ruling party faces internal struggle over LGBT, women’s rights

Poland: Ruling party faces internal struggle over LGBT, women’s rights

(Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is resisting efforts by ultra-conservatives in the ruling coalition to step up a government crackdown on LGBT and women’s rights, wary of further hurting ties with the European Union, government sources say. The Law and Justice (PiS) government angered Brussels by using language during the campaign for a […]

EU chief executive decries ‘LGBT-free zones’

EU chief executive decries ‘LGBT-free zones’

(Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive said on Wednesday there was no place in the bloc for so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’, a pointed criticism of Poland’s nationalist government pushing to curb the rights of LGBT people. “LGBTQI-free zones are humanity free zones. And they have no place in our (European) Union,” European Commission President Ursula […]