Tag Archive | LGBT

IDGTF: 18 & Coming of Age – the Director’s Cut

IDGTF: 18 & Coming of Age – the Director’s Cut

In May, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival announced the eleven recipients of the 2021 Bursary Programme. These plays cover topics such as bisexuality, long-distance love affairs, conflicting traditions in Northern Ireland, and gender identity, and are now featured in a new book: ‘18 & Coming of Age: the Director’s Cut’.

Florida: One dead after crash into Pride Parade

Florida: One dead after crash into Pride Parade

(Reuters) – One person died and another was injured, after a pickup truck ran into a crowd of spectators at a Pride parade in south Florida on Saturday, local authorities said. Police have apprehended the truck driver responsible for the crash at the festival in Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Dean Trantalis told Miami television station WSVN.

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Frontrunners Cork – Couch to 5K – 6 weeks!

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Hungary: Businesses oppose ban on LGBT+ content in schools

Hungary: Businesses oppose ban on LGBT+ content in schools

Hungarian and international companies, including Google and ViacomCBS, on Monday condemned proposals by Hungary’s ruling party to ban the dissemination of LGBT+ content in schools and adverts, saying it would fuel discrimination and harm business.

Hungary: Fidesz proposes anti-LGBT law

Hungary: Fidesz proposes anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has proposed legislation that bans disseminating what it calls content promoting gender change, or homosexuality, in schools, a move which activists said resembled Russia’s 2013 ‘gay propaganda’ law. Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, which faces elections in early 2022 and promotes a strongly Christian-conservative agenda, has moved further […]

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Sports Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday that inclusion should be the starting point for any discussion about the participation of transgender people in the sex class of their choice. Robertson was responding to an open letter from 43 former Olympic champions and athletes calling on the government to widen consultation […]

India: Ignorance no excuse, says judge in LGBT+ case

India: Ignorance no excuse, says judge in LGBT+ case

An Indian judge, who went to a psychologist to tackle his “ignorance and prejudice” about same-sex relationships, has been praised for his ruling in a police harassment case that campaigners hope could raise awareness about LGBT+ rights. Judge Anand Venkatesh, who sits in Madras High Court, ruled this week in favour of a young lesbian couple […]

India: Court calls for huge LGBT reforms

(Reuters) – A court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple, who said they had been harassed by police. Judge Anand Venkatesh, of the […]

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the first cases of what became known as AIDS were reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the U.S. national public health agency, reported: “Five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles,” in their Morbidity […]

Docu about jailed gay hitman in El Salvador

Docu about jailed gay hitman in El Salvador

Geovany, a former gang member from El Salvador, has two reasons to fear he will be killed in the jail where he is serving a long sentence for murder: He quit his gang and he is gay. Geovany’s days behind bars – his fears, stark confessions about killing, as well as moments of tenderness with […]