Tag Archive | LGBTI

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 […]

New Study reveals LGBTI face inequalities, barriers, discrimination in health services

New Study reveals LGBTI face inequalities, barriers, discrimination in health services

Researchers, experts, and activists in LGBTI health, conducted a state-of-the-art review, and 12 focus groups, in six EU Member States, for an EU-funded pilot project, Health4LGBTI. The aim was to better understand the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people and the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups.

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2017 – Get The New App!

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2017 – Get The New App!

For those of you thinking of going to Maspalomas for the Winter Pride 2017 celebrations in November, you can now download the Winter Pride Maspalomas App –  Available at the Apple App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Samsung) Winter Pride Maspalomas 2017 have developed a new app for your iPhone or Samsung. This means you […]

ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

The European Union’s journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention continued this week in Strasbourg. The report on the EU conclusion of the Istanbul Convention was approved by a large majority, with 489 MEPs voting in favour. The report calls on the European Commission and the Council to: draw up a holistic strategy to […]

UN Human Rights Council: LGBT Monitor Vitit Muntarbhorn Resigns

UN Human Rights Council: LGBT Monitor Vitit Muntarbhorn Resigns

Vitit Muntarbhorn, an international law professor from Thailand and the first-ever United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has resigned effective October 31. In a September 8 letter to the UN Human Rights Council, he regretfully cited illness and family obligations as the reasons […]

Australia: Vote ‘Yes’ campaign full steam ahead after High Court marriage equality outcome

Australia: Vote ‘Yes’ campaign full steam ahead after High Court marriage equality outcome

The Australian marriage equality plebiscite is due to begin on September 12, after the Australian High Court yesterday (September 7) ruled in favour of the Australian Government, in the Human Rights Law Centre’s challenge against the postal vote. Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, representing Australian Marriage Equality, and Senator […]

Denmark: Government Launch LGBTI Anti-Discrimination Plan

Denmark: Government Launch LGBTI Anti-Discrimination Plan

On 17 August, during Copenhagen Pride (official) week, the Danish government announced an upcoming LGBTI national action plan to prevent discrimination and promote security for the LGBTI community. The long-expected plan will be introduced in 2018. Besides announcing the plan, the government also announced a cross ministerial LGBTI working group, and a responsible minister, Karen Ellemann. […]