Tag Archive | LGBTQ

US cities hit record highs in LGBT+ protections, research shows

US cities hit record highs in LGBT+ protections, research shows

A record number of US cities earned perfect scores this year for LGBT+ legal protections, extending their laws and policies to include more gay and transgender people, a leading rights group said on Tuesday. This year, 88 cities scored 100 points on the Municipal Equality Index, up from 78 cities last year. and 11 cities […]

Sporting Pride Ireland: Ireland’s LGBTQ+ sports organisation

Sporting Pride Ireland: Ireland’s LGBTQ+ sports organisation

Following on from the success of Team Ireland at the World Gay Games in Paris last year, Sporting Pride, Ireland’s national LGBTQ+ sports organisation, has been established. Sporting Pride is committed to making sport a more inclusive and diverse environment for members of the LGBTQ+ communities, and in doing so, promoting the well-known positive benefits […]

HRC: 2019 MEI rating cities on LGBTQ Inclusion

HRC: 2019 MEI rating cities on LGBTQ Inclusion

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 88 cities across the US earned the highest possible score in the eighth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, policy and services. Cities and municipalities are meeting and […]

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has called on Congress to pass the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) to reauthorise the Higher Education Act. The College Affordability Act includes important protections for LGBTQ students. “No student should feel unsafe or unwelcome on any college campus,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The College Affordability Act would ensure LGBTQ […]

US: 4th Mississippi City Enacts LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protection

US: 4th Mississippi City Enacts LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protection

In the US, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has hailed Holly Springs Mayor, Kelvin Buck, and the Board of Aldermen, for enacting city-wide non-discrimination protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations, and employment. These protections will extend to nearly 8,000 residents in the city, nearly 80 percent of whom are […]

Croatia Has Become A Gay Friendly Hot Spot!

Croatia Has Become A Gay Friendly Hot Spot!

Two months ago, the top subject in the whole of Croatia was that it has become a gay-friendly hot spot! This news was on all internet portals in the country, national television, and newspapers, and top social media platforms were also full of this step forward in pink tourism. The author of the project, a […]

US: Biden’s LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

US: Biden’s LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

(Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s decades-long record on LGBT issues was scrutinised on Friday in Iowa, at the first major forum focused on the topic during the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest. Biden was questioned at the multi-candidate event on Friday night, about his votes as a US senator from Delaware, on legislation […]