Tag Archive | LGBTQ

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 […]

US: HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index on LGBTQ Inclusion

US: HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index on LGBTQ Inclusion

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 78 cities across the nation earned perfect scores in the seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), meeting the most demanding and pioneering criteria since the report’s debut […]

Egypt: Filmmaker aims to show LGBT+ people are ‘not alone’

Egypt: Filmmaker aims to show LGBT+ people are ‘not alone’

The director of a new Egyptian movie about a secretly gay man preparing to marry a woman has said he wanted to let LGBT+ people in the Middle East know they are “not alone”. Sam Abbas, who also plays the lead character Rami, said the secrecy depicted in ‘The Wedding’ was a daily reality for […]