Tag Archive | LGBT

Biden rekindles American Dream for Africa’s LGBT+ refugees

Biden rekindles American Dream for Africa’s LGBT+ refugees

Joe Biden’s electoral victory has revived the American Dream for scores of African LGBT+ refugees, who fled persecution at home only to languish in Kenya, when President Donald Trump denied them a fresh start in the United States. Trump is due to leave office in January, with his Democratic successor promising to open the door […]

EU executive launches action to protect LGBTIQ people

EU executive launches action to protect LGBTIQ people

(Reuters) – The European Commission launched on Thursday a strategy for the equality of LGBTIQ people in the 27-nation European Union, as some countries step up anti-LGBT rhetoric. The Commission proposed tackling discrimination against LGBT people, in particular when it comes to employment and ensuring their safety, also from online hate speech, by including homophobic […]

Egypt: Trans woman faces uphill battle against stigma

Egypt: Trans woman faces uphill battle against stigma

(Reuters) – Farida Aly spent decades performing blood tests, brain scans and personality tests before doctors issued the needed medical reports to allow her to undergo gender reassignment surgery. […] the transgender woman is one of the few in the conservative Muslim country able to confront what doctors diagnosed as gender dysphoria.

Hungary: Gov’t proposes amendment using Christian gender roles

Hungary: Gov’t proposes amendment using Christian gender roles

(Reuters) – Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment on Tuesday requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling nationalists turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support. The draft amendment submitted to parliament by Justice Minister Judit Varga declares that children must be guaranteed an […]

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people

Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender and bisexual people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code, which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981. People found guilty of hate speech face a fine or up to a year in prison for private remarks, and a maximum of three years for public comments, according to […]

BeLonG To: Will you #ComeIn?

BeLonG To: Will you #ComeIn?

The team at BeLonG To believe that no one would have to come out if everyone chose to come in. To come in is to show that you support, you understand, and you accept the LGBTI+ community. Last year they put this to the nation as part of their #ComeIn campaign with IAPI and RTE 2FM.  This […]

65th Cork International Film Festival

65th Cork International Film Festival

This year’s 65th Cork International Film Festival is taking place online, until Sunday 15th November, and features a full program of world premieres in Irish Film, special events, international features, documentaries and shorts. Check out this year’s selection of LGBT+ themed films below.

US: Biden-Harris signal new era for trans rights

US: Biden-Harris signal new era for trans rights

With vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, including her pronouns in her Twitter bio, and president-elect, Joe Biden, thanking trans supporters in his victory speech, trans Americans have already won exceptional backing from the incoming US administration. Harris describes herself not only as a wife and auntie, but also ‘she/her’ on Twitter, signalling that one of the […]

England FA chairman Clarke quits after ‘gay’ ‘coloured’ remarks

England FA chairman Clarke quits after ‘gay’ ‘coloured’ remarks

(Reuters) – Greg Clarke has resigned as English Football Association chairman hours after referring to “coloured footballers” during questions from members of parliament on Tuesday. The 63-year-old was widely criticised after making a series of inappropriate comments while taking questions from members of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) select committee.

C of E leaders apologise for ‘damage and hurt’ to LGBT+ people

C of E leaders apologise for ‘damage and hurt’ to LGBT+ people

The Church of England’s two most senior figures apologised on Monday for the “huge damage and hurt” caused to LGBT+ people, as the church published a package of teaching materials, covering sexuality and gender identity. The archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell respectively, said in a joint foreword to the ‘Living […]