Tag Archive | LGBT

US: Biden picks transgender Levine for key health role

US: Biden picks transgender Levine for key health role

(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday named Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant US health secretary, a historic first, as Levine would become the first openly transgender official to be confirmed by the Senate. The pick of Pennsylvania’s top health official for a critical role during the raging COVID-19 pandemic continues Biden’s pattern […]

Ralph Lauren drops Thomas after homophobic slur

Ralph Lauren drops Thomas after homophobic slur

(Reuters) – Apparel company Ralph Lauren said on Friday that they were discontinuing their sponsorship of 13-time PGA Tour winner, Justin Thomas, after he used a homophobic slur, during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii last week. The world number three was heard via a television microphone uttering the slur, […]

Cork Gay Project: At Home Fitness With Aoife Cooke

Cork Gay Project: At Home Fitness With Aoife Cooke

Welcome to this 8 Week At Home Fitness Class for the LGBT+ Community with Aoife Cooke. This series was developed as a collaboration between the Gay Project, the Cork Hellhounds Rugby Club, Frontrunners Cork Running Club, Cork Rebels Football Club, and the Gay Ramblers Hillwalking Club. Whether your goal is to lose some lockdown pounds, […]

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief for Texas LGBTQ Workers

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief for Texas LGBTQ Workers

In the US, the Human Rights Campaign filed a brief as amicus curaie, or ‘friend of the court,’ to the Texas 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case, Tarrant County Community College v. Sims, addresses the scope of protections against discrimination for LGBTQ workers, under Texas state law. HRC is represented on the brief and […]

Cork: Gay Project Updates-Dragging Up The Past

Cork: Gay Project Updates-Dragging Up The Past

The Dragging Up The Past Documentary will launch on the 12th of February 2021, and the Gay Project can’t wait for you to witness the FABULOUSNESS! This documentary will highlight the colourful history of Drag in Cork, and features interviews from some of their most tantalising Queens, along with archival footage from times past.This is […]

Uganda: LGBT+ find hope and despair on election day

Uganda: LGBT+ find hope and despair on election day

Despite a presidential campaign marked by homophobic rhetoric, LGBT+ Ugandans turned out to vote on Thursday, with many hoping for change, and finding unexpected camaraderie. In the capital, Kampala, a ballot officer asked 30-year-old transgender lawyer, Noah, whether he was male or female when he handed over his identity documents, but fellow voters spoke out […]

US: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez for diverse Biden inauguration

US: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez for diverse Biden inauguration

(Reuters) – Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington next week, alongside others, in what his transition team said would showcase a diverse America. The two will perform at the January 20 event for the incoming 46th US president, which will also feature remarks […]

Cork: Gay Project – At Home Fitness With Aoife Cook

Cork: Gay Project – At Home Fitness With Aoife Cook

Welcome to this 8 Week ‘At Home Fitness Class’ for the LGBT+ Community, with Aoife Cooke. This series was developed as a collaboration between the Gay Project, the Cork Hellhounds Rugby Club, Frontrunners Cork Running Club, Cork Rebels Football Club, and the Gay Ramblers Hillwalking Club. Whether your goal is to lose some lockdown pounds, […]

Uganda: UN urges respect for LGBT+ ahead of polls

Uganda: UN urges respect for LGBT+ ahead of polls

The United Nations has called for LGBT+ Ugandans to be treated with respect and dignity, following homophobic remarks by some politicians, including the president, ahead of Thursday’s polls. Sexual minorities face widespread persecution in Uganda, where [homosexuality] is punishable by life imprisonment, and LGBT+ rights groups fear politicians exploiting anti-gay sentiment to win votes could […]

BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

Would you like to join the BeLonG To LGBT+ Youth Services team? They are now recruiting a Development Worker, to help them create more safe spaces for LGBTI+ youth.  The Development Worker will ensure youth services across Ireland are safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for LGBTI+ young people. They will support BeLonG To’s National Network […]