Tag Archive | LGBTI

ILGA Oceania celebrates passing of marriage equality in Australia

ILGA Oceania celebrates passing of marriage equality in Australia

ILGA Oceania – the regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – celebrates Australia’s YES vote on equal marriage, and wishes to acknowledge the hard work that LGBTIQ and human rights activists in Australia, and around the world, have done during this long and protracted fight. “First of all, thank […]

Australia: Alex Greenwich – “Our Country Can Be Truly Proud” Of Equal Marriage Victory

Australia: Alex Greenwich – “Our Country Can Be Truly Proud” Of Equal Marriage Victory

Alex Greenwich of The Equality Campaign is justly proud of the LGBT community and its supporters’ achievement of marriage equality in Australia yesterday, and the fact that they have done it “simply and fairly”. “[…] marriage equality is now law! […] our country can be truly proud”, he said. Greenwich, originally from New Zealand, moved to […]

Job Vacancy: Secretary – The EP Intergroup on LGBTI Rights – Deadline 4th December

Job Vacancy: Secretary – The EP Intergroup on LGBTI Rights – Deadline 4th December

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights is looking for a motivated and resourceful secretary to the Intergroup. Founded in 1999, the LGBTI Intergroup promotes the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people throughout the work of the European Parliament and the European Union. It currently gathers over 150 elected Members of the […]

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

When Bisi Alimi came out as gay in Nigeria, his parents took him to a church where he underwent seven days of isolation, prayers and fasting to be ‘cured’ of homosexuality, he said. The experience, which prompted him to attempt suicide at the age of 17, is common for gay people from Nigeria to China […]

BeLonG To: It’s Time To Stop The Silence

BeLonG To: It’s Time To Stop The Silence

Happy Stand Up Week From BeLonG To! During this week students, teachers and school communities across Ireland will take a stand against the anti-LGBTI+ bullying, harassment, and name-calling that silences many students. It is unacceptable that 70% of young LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school.

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Stand Up Awareness Week November 13th-17th Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD joined forces to Stand Up for LGBTI+ students across Ireland. According to 2017 research (1), 70% of young LGBTI+ people do not feel safe at school. For eight years now, Stand […]

The MAC Theatre, Belfast – There’s A Bishop In My Bedroom – Outburst QAF

The MAC Theatre, Belfast – There’s A Bishop In My Bedroom – Outburst QAF

Tinderbox Theatre Company and Outburst Queer Arts Festival present – There’s a Bishop in my Bedroom. A hugely entertaining one-man show that riffs on the familiar theme of religiously mixed marriage to address a very contemporary topic: same-sex love and marriage. Directed by Patrick J O’ Reilly, this is wonderfully funny, raw, and deeply-affecting storytelling […]