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Cork Gay Project: At Home Fitness Classes

Cork Gay Project: At Home Fitness Classes

The Cork Gay Project are reminding members of the continuing ‘At Home Fitness Classes with Aoife Cooke’, every Tuesday from 7.30pm, on Zoom, to keep you fit during COVID!  For more information, or to attend, go to: ATTEND

Opinion: Jamaica’s anti-gay ban fuels homophobic violence

Opinion: Jamaica’s anti-gay ban fuels homophobic violence

“Them fe dead long time.” When a gay man or transgender woman is killed in Jamaica, a police officer or other law official will utter those words in patois. The phase translates as: “Someone should’ve killed them a long time ago.” As a gay Jamaican and an LGBT+ activist, I’ve seen at close range how […]

Honduras: LGBT+ in legal bid to stop same-sex marriage ‘lock’

Honduras: LGBT+ in legal bid to stop same-sex marriage ‘lock’

Honduran LGBT+ advocates on Thursday mounted a legal challenge to changes made to the constitution by lawmakers, that make it harder to reverse the existing ban on same-sex marriage. Last month, members of the Honduran Congress voted to amend the constitution, making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on abortion and same-sex marriage, as lawmakers […]

Britain’s MI6 apologises for LGBT+ discrimination

Britain’s MI6 apologises for LGBT+ discrimination

(Reuters) – The chief of Britain’s MI6 foreign intelligence service publicly apologised, on Friday, for historic discrimination against LGBT+ people in the spy agencies before 1991. Britain decriminalised homosexual acts between men in 1967, but its spy agencies refused to hire LGBT officers until 1991, because they believed they would be susceptible to blackmail.

Brazil: Churches under fire for LGBT+ Lenten support

Brazil: Churches under fire for LGBT+ Lenten support

A group of major Brazilian churches came under fire for supporting LGBT+ people for the first time, in an annual Lent fundraising campaign that launched on Wednesday, in which they said homophobia leads to murder. Every year the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference (CNBB) kicks off a Fraternity Campaign on Ash Wednesday, with a message from Pope […]

Jamaica should repeal anti-gay ban, says rights body

Jamaica should repeal anti-gay ban, says rights body

Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era [anti-gay] ban, the top rights body of the Americas said on Wednesday, in a symbolic landmark ruling on LGBT+ rights in the Caribbean. Two Jamaicans who initiated the case in 2011 – after they were attacked by homophobic gangs and sought asylum overseas – said the 1864 ban […] legitimised […]

Was AIDS ‘Patient Zero’ a World War I soldier?

Was AIDS ‘Patient Zero’ a World War I soldier?

As World Health Organization scientists comb the Chinese city of Wuhan for the first cases of the coronavirus, a Canadian infectious disease expert believes he has found the source of another pandemic, HIV/AIDS, more than a century earlier. In a revised edition of his 2011 book, ‘The Origin of AIDS’, published last month, Jacques Pépin […]

Trans model Bergdorf urges social media giants to tackle abuse

Trans model Bergdorf urges social media giants to tackle abuse

With online abuse pushing her to quit Twitter, transgender model, Munroe Bergdorf, has called for social media companies to act faster to tackle racism and transphobia on their platforms. The Black trans model, who said she regularly receives threats, and waits hours for racist comments about her to be deleted, called on social media firms […]

More European politicians using homophobic speech

More European politicians using homophobic speech

Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday, as it sounded the alarm about a backlash against LGBT+ rights in the region. Politicians in 17 countries in Europe and Central Asia – including Estonia, Finland and Italy – have verbally attacked LGBT+ […]

UK: British LGBT+ veterans say return of medals taking too long

UK: British LGBT+ veterans say return of medals taking too long

British LGBT+ veterans, dismissed from the armed forces because of their sexuality, will find out this week how to get back their confiscated medals, but some ex-servicemen said the government had taken too long to make the announcement. The defence ministry said in November 2019 that all veterans, who had lost their jobs due to […]