Tag Archive | LGBTQ

OPINION: Invest in the LGBT+ movement and change will come

OPINION: Invest in the LGBT+ movement and change will come

LGBT+ activists on the ground are the most important tool for creating change for the community around the world, writes Jessica Stern

USA: Sex Education Becomes Battlefield in Culture War over LGBT+ rights

USA: Sex Education Becomes Battlefield in Culture War over LGBT+ rights

The parental opt-out law passed in Tennessee may embolden more conservative states to follow in the run-up to 2022 midterms, LGBT+ activists say Sex education is emerging as the next battleground in a U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights, as some conservative state legislators seek to keep discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity out […]

NI: Permanent rainbow crossing in Derry

NI: Permanent rainbow crossing in Derry

“Our vision for a permanent rainbow crossing at a prominent position in Derry city centre has been realised. Contractors completed the work [on] Monday evening, Sep 6th, shortly before midnight”, said Jim Doherty, Chairperson of Foyle Pride Committee 2020. “We would like to thank the Foyle Pride Committee 2020 for initiating this project, and Derry […]

Spain: PM to act on hate crime after homophobic assault

Spain: PM to act on hate crime after homophobic assault

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will chair on Friday an urgent meeting of Spain’s commission against hate crimes, amid an uproar over a suspected homophobic assault on a 20-year-old Spaniard in central Madrid. The young man was returning home on Sunday afternoon, when eight people wearing hoods managed to surround him in his building’s […]

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In – Life Opens Up When You Do…

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In – Life Opens Up When You Do…

When worries and fears have nowhere to go, they bounce around inside your head, and get amplified more, until they become larger than life. It’s when you share these thoughts that you realise they are far ‘Better Out Than In.’ BeLonG To have recently seen a huge increase in the number of LGBTI+ young people […]

Music Video: Stefan Varga – Identity (LGBT-themed)

Music Video: Stefan Varga – Identity (LGBT-themed)

A new and unknown artist, Stefan Varga, based in Malta, has been releasing music for little less than a year. Now he has released an LGBTQ-themed single, Identity, which went on sale on Friday last.         This year, after reading about so many horrific attacks on gay men around the world, being […]

LGBT+ Afghans left behind say world turned its back on them

LGBT+ Afghans left behind say world turned its back on them

LGBT+ Afghans said on Friday they felt abandoned by the international community, as the closure of Kabul airport to passengers this week shattered their hopes of fleeing Taliban rule. Many LGBT+ people have gone into hiding since the Islamist militia seized power last month, fearing a return to the group’s harsh 1996-2001 rule, when it […]

LGBT+ Paralympic medallist: ‘Coming out was liberating’

LGBT+ Paralympic medallist: ‘Coming out was liberating’

At an age when many LGBT+ teenagers are coming to terms with their sexuality, gay Paralympic medal-winner, Hailey Danz, was coping with a bone cancer diagnosis, and the decision to have her left leg amputated above the knee. Danz, a triathlete, who won her second Paralympic silver medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, came […]

Cork Gay Project: Carrauntoohil Climb 12th Sept!

Cork Gay Project: Carrauntoohil Climb 12th Sept!

  Join Gay Ramblers on Sunday 12th September, as they conquer Ireland’s tallest mountain!  Register at hillwalkers@gayproject.ie to receive meeting times and location, or call the Gay Project team on 021 4300430.

Russia: Navalny activist’s election bid is crushed

Russia: Navalny activist’s election bid is crushed

First came leaflets in her stairwell, accusing her of encouraging children to become gay. Then her office was vandalised, and its windows shot at. And after that she was taken to hospital for COVID-19 treatment that she said she did not need or want. Violetta Grudina, an opposition activist in Russia’s Arctic port city of […]