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US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House’s nomination of William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. During his nomination hearing this week, Barr failed to alleviate HRC’s concerns and confirmed he will continue the Trump-Pence administration’s biased and negligent approach to enforcing […]

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with nine California civil rights and education organizations, has released the California LGBTQ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of LGBTQ students in California. The report analyzes responses from more than 1,700 young people from California, ranging in age from 13 to 17, who participated in HRC’s online 2017 […]

TV’s rising LGBT presence critical to rights – GLAAD

TV’s rising LGBT presence critical to rights – GLAAD

(Reuters) – Drama series, Pose, and a new transgender superhero in Supergirl helped boost the number of LGBTQ characters to an all-time high on US television, according to a report released on Thursday, that said diversity programming was a crucial bulwark around attempts to undermine gay rights. GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBTQ people, […]

Toronto: LGBTQ Activist To Receive AFP Philanthropy Award

Toronto: LGBTQ Activist To Receive AFP Philanthropy Award

LGBTQ activist and philantropist, Mark S. Bonham, the patron and namesake of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at UC, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter.  In announcing the award, the AFP made particular note […]

LGBTQ Individuals Who Have Received France’s Highest Honours

LGBTQ Individuals Who Have Received France’s Highest Honours

France offers several national honours for civilians who have made remarkable contributions to the country, its language and culture. The most notable of these awards include the highest civilian honour, Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honour, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802) and the Ordre du Mérite (Order of Merit, created by Charles de Gaulle in […]

GFEST 2018: LGBTQI+ Artists to Shine Spotlight on Social Equality

GFEST 2018: LGBTQI+ Artists to Shine Spotlight on Social Equality

GFEST 2018 Launch at Ally Pally on 12 November! The annual November LGBTQI+ entertainment and cross-art event, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival® will be launched at a free event on Monday 12 November at Alexandra Palace, Palm Court, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY. GFEST 2018 events this year will run from 12 to 24 November, […]

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

From gender-fluid and non-binary to genderqueer, the world has grappled in recent years with the growing spectrum of how people identify themselves. Now an Australian study has found more than 30 separate gender definitions available on social media platforms or offered by government institutions. These include pangender, poligender, transgender, androgyne, and demigirl, alongside the traditional […]