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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 […]

ILGA Job Vacancies: Admin Support & Director of Programmes

ILGA Job Vacancies: Admin Support & Director of Programmes

Working at ILGA means being a part of a dedicated and diverse team: you will join a team of professionals from all over the world, including human rights lawyers, researchers and academics, all committed to advancing equality for LGBTI people worldwide. If you are interested in working with ILGA, here are the currently available job […]

Africa: Conference – ‘Empowering LGBTI Youth’

Africa: Conference – ‘Empowering LGBTI Youth’

Empowering LGBTI Youth: Uniting for an Inclusive Future was the theme of the 4th Regional Conference of Pan Africa PAI, the federation of African LGBTI organisations. Over two days, more than 250 LGBTI activists and supporters from over 30 African countries met in Botswana. Opened by UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, […]

BeLonG To: Free Counselling Service for LGBTI Young People

BeLonG To: Free Counselling Service for LGBTI Young People

FREE Confidential Counselling Service for LGBTI Youth Working with Pieta House, ‘BeLonG To’ provides a free counselling service for LGBTI+ young people in Dublin city centre. This vital service is for 14-23-year-olds, who are self-harming or thinking of suicide. The free, confidential counselling sessions take place every Wednesday and Friday 9am-1pm.

ILGA: Survey – Your Views on UPR Follow-up And Implementation

ILGA: Survey – Your Views on UPR Follow-up And Implementation

Have you got 7 minutes? ILGA wants to hear your experiences with UPR follow-up and implementation! ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) is currently exploring the different follow-up and implementation activities that civil society organisations have undertaken with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process […]