Tag Archive | LGBT

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

Forbidden by her global superstar mother, Gloria Estefan, from coming out as a lesbian to her grandmother, singer Emily Estefan said she contemplated suicide. The second child of multi-Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American singer of hits like ‘Rhythm is Going to Get You’, said her “anxiety went through the roof” when her grandmother died a few months […]

Global HIV funds underfunding GBT

Global HIV funds underfunding GBT

Funding to fight HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women is a fraction of what it should be, researchers said on Tuesday, with advocates blaming stigma for the shortfall. Gay and bisexual men account for about one in five new HIV infections, but they were only allocated 1% of the $57 billion in […]

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

Emmy Award-winning actors, Samira Wiley and Billy Porter, may be among the most well-known LGBT+ stars in Hollywood, but when it comes to LGBT history, even they admit there’s a lot to learn. Wiley and Porter are featured in an upcoming documentary series, ‘Equal’, which mixes archival footage and dramatic reenactments to depict some of […]

Soc Dems Announce 2 Online Events for Cork Pride

Soc Dems Announce 2 Online Events for Cork Pride

2 online events have been organised by the Social Democrats to coincide with this year’s Cork Pride. Scott De Buitléir will be hosting a webinar, titled ‘Where Next for LGBT+ Ireland?’ on Wednesday, 21st October, at 7.30pm. The panel features Cian O’Callaghan, TD, Siobhán O’Dowd, Cork City LGBTI Inter-Agency Group, Brian Sheehan, Gen Sec Soc […]

Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival Event Listings!

Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival Event Listings!

The Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival kicks off this Monday, 19th October! This year’s theme will be ‘Family Matters’, and includes a full program of online events for the week! Check out the link below for a full list of what’s happening. Happy Pride From The Cork Gay Project!   Cork Pride Events Listing

Italy: Demos planned as LGBT+ hate crime law is considered again

Italy: Demos planned as LGBT+ hate crime law is considered again

When Marlon Landolfo kissed his date on a night out, onlookers started heckling, a fight broke out, and his friend ended up in hospital – the latest in a series of anti-gay attacks in Italy, where plans to combat homophobic violence are hotly contested. “They hurled insults at us,” said Landolfo, 22, describing how he […]

Australian state moves to scrap ‘gay panic defence’

Australian state moves to scrap ‘gay panic defence’

The only state in Australia where the so-called ‘gay panic defence’ can be used in court moved on Thursday to scrap the provision, but LGBT+ rights campaigners said further reforms were needed to combat hate crime. Defendants accused of murder in South Australia have been able to argue that they acted out of panic over […]

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

By Clare Kenny Generation Z is growing up in a contradictory time. One minute they are told by world leaders that they are the future, the next they see an article – about climate crisis, COVID-19, you name it – that tells them we may not have a future. What I know is that listening […]

Gay Games Hong Kong surpasses crowdfunding milestone

Gay Games Hong Kong surpasses crowdfunding milestone

More than USD100,000 has been donated to support the first Gay Games to be held in Asia! With just over two years to go until the Gay Games are hosted in Hong Kong and in Asia for the first time, support for the Games continues to gather pace. The significant crowdfunding milestone of USD100,000 has […]

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

Almost all LGBT+ students in the United States have heard offensive remarks about their sexuality or gender identity, with comments such as ‘that’s so gay’ regularly bandied around playgrounds and campus cafeterias, researchers said on Tuesday. Just under 99% of LGBT students, aged between 13 and 21, reported hearing disparaging comments about their sexuality or […]