Tag Archive | LGBTI

Australia’s First Gay Indigenous Speaker Promises Reform

Australia’s First Gay Indigenous Speaker Promises Reform

The first gay Indigenous Speaker in an Australian parliament said he wanted to see more minorities in politics, and would start by bringing Aboriginal art into the building. Chanston ‘Chansey’ Paech, who made history as Australia’s first gay Indigenous lawmaker in 2016, holds the most senior position in the parliament of the Northern Territory, a […]

LGBTI Documentary: Sidney & Friends – 
Now Available on Amazon Prime Video & Lockdown Film Club

LGBTI Documentary: Sidney & Friends – 
Now Available on Amazon Prime Video & Lockdown Film Club

SIDNEY & FRIENDS is now available on Amazon Prime Video, after more than 100 screenings in 28 countries, and winning 13 Best Documentary Awards (plus 11 additional nominations). Also available on UN Lockdown Film Club, see below. The film tells the story of Sidney, who is intersex. When his family tries to kill him, Sidney […]

IDAHOT 2020: Statement from President Michael D. Higgins

IDAHOT 2020: Statement from President Michael D. Higgins

Irish President Michael D. Higgins marked IDAHOT 2020 by releasing the following statement: “Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we are invited to renew our resolve to combat the violence and hate that homosexual and transgender people continue to experience. On this special day, we are all to join the great […]

Tonight: ‘LGBTI Challenges During COVID 19’ on Insta Live – ILGA Europe

Tonight: ‘LGBTI Challenges During COVID 19’ on Insta Live – ILGA Europe

ILGA-Europe will host a discussion on Insta Live tonight, about the difficulties facing LGBTI people during the Coronavirus pandemic, and ask that you join the discussion: “#LGBTI communities have been affected by the #COVID19 pandemic in particularly harsh ways, while the way forward looks unclear”. On Monday, 20th April, at 8pm CET, join ILGA Europe’s […]

BeLonG To: Future of LGBTI+ Healthcare – Have Your Say!

BeLonG To: Future of LGBTI+ Healthcare – Have Your Say!

‘BeLonG To’ ask that you spare 10 minutes to help shape the future of LGBTI+ healthcare in Ireland.  The HSE are developing their Corporate Plan, and want to know what you want to see prioritised in the health service over the next 5 years. This is your opportunity to let them know the healthcare needs […]

BeLonG To: Will you #VoteWithPride?

BeLonG To: Will you #VoteWithPride?

How will you vote in this election? Do you know where your candidate stands on LGBTI+ issues? BeLonG To would like you to ask your election candidates to protect and advance the rights of LGBTI+ youth. They have set out 10 commitments that the new government could include in their programme for government to improve […]

BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

Growing up can be tough, and being LGBTI+ can bring more challenges. Taking the brave step of opening up to someone about your worries and fears, no matter how big or small, is worth it.  24/7 ANONYMOUS TEXT SUPPORT If you need support at any time of crisis, you can chat in confidence, 24/7, with […]

George Clooney clout unlikely to change LGBT+ laws in Aceh

George Clooney clout unlikely to change LGBT+ laws in Aceh

George Clooney’s star power helped in Brunei but LGBT+ advocates said a similar celebrity boycott of businesses in another anti-LGBT+ hotspot in Southeast Asia was unlikely to have the same results. Clooney, who led celebrity protests over the death penalty for gay sex in Brunei, is global ambassador for Nestlé-owned coffee maker, Nespresso, that sources […]

WEF: Companies must commit to workplace equality – senior business leaders

WEF: Companies must commit to workplace equality – senior business leaders

Companies must commit to equality in the workplace or miss out on millennial LGBT+ talent, global business leaders warned on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Sander van ‘t Noordende, group chief executive of products at professional services company Accenture, said a corporate culture of equality was both a human rights […]

LGBT Version of #MeToo – #MeQueer – Now on Twitter

LGBT Version of #MeToo – #MeQueer – Now on Twitter

It started with an angry tweet. But by Wednesday, the #MeQueer hashtag had morphed into a global online storm with thousands of LGBT people taking to Twitter to detail their experiences of verbal abuse, sexual attack, and physical violence. Comments ranged from criticism of media representation to descriptions of assault. “Nearly crying because you saw […]