Tag Archive | LGBTQ

OPINION: Social media a weapon of mass LGBT+ destruction

OPINION: Social media a weapon of mass LGBT+ destruction

Pride month ended this year with Europe divided.  A rainbow curtain now cuts across the European Union, with Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law just the latest sign of an increasingly sharp frontier in the fight for LGBT+ rights. All eyes are now on Brussels and the fightback by the European Commission. But they should also be focused […]

Cork Gay Project: Lived Exp. of LGBTQ People of Colour

Cork Gay Project: Lived Exp. of LGBTQ People of Colour

If you’d like to participate in research about the lived experience of LGBT+ POC in Cork, reach out to Thomas Heising on crossroads@gayproject.ie

‘Dancing With the Stars’ first same-sex couple

‘Dancing With the Stars’ first same-sex couple

(Reuters) – YouTuber JoJo Siwa will join US television’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ next month, as part of the first same-sex couple on the show, producers said on Thursday. Siwa, 18, who earlier this year said she was pansexual, will be paired with a female professional dancer, when the show launches its 30th season in […]

Cork Gay Project: Meetup In The Market

Cork Gay Project: Meetup In The Market

Join the Cork Gay Project for their next Meetup. This time the Meetup is at the Marina Market, Centre Park Road, Cork. Click below for more info!   REGISTER HERE Parking is available at the Marina Market. For more info on the facilities available visit: https://www.marinamarket.ie/

LGBT family says ad brought more hope than hatred

LGBT family says ad brought more hope than hatred

(Reuters) – A Russian family who fled their country after receiving homophobic messages, and death threats online for appearing in a supermarket advert, say their ordeal was worthwhile because it helped raise the profile, if briefly, of the LGBT+ community. Yuma Yuma, a 49-year-old psychologist, who has a female partner, appeared with her two adult […]

LGBTQ in Computer Science

LGBTQ in Computer Science

With the large number of computer sites dedicated to the LGBTQ community, one would expect an equally large number of software programmers and developers to come from the community. A recent survey by Overflow showed that, of the 36,939 respondents in the field, 5.2 per cent identified as LGBTQ, and 0.9 per cent identified as […]

HRC: Launch of In-Home HIV Test Kit Programme

HRC: Launch of In-Home HIV Test Kit Programme

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a US-based LGBTQ+ civil rights organisation, in partnership with Us Helping Us, launched the United States’ first national in-home HIV testing programme, centred around reaching communities disproportionately impacted by HIV: Black and Latinx gay, bisexual men, and transgender women of colour. Also, for the first time in its history, […]

Copenhagen: Return of one of world’s largest LGBT+ Prides

Copenhagen: Return of one of world’s largest LGBT+ Prides

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Denmark on Saturday, in one of the biggest Pride marches since COVID-19 struck, with some celebrating, while others expressed solidarity with LGBT+ people living in fear in Afghanistan. Young people draped in rainbow flags, with face paint and glitter, walked alongside families with children, while gay men […]

Afghanistan: LGBT+ desperate to escape Taliban

Afghanistan: LGBT+ desperate to escape Taliban

Few countries are offering refuge to LGBT+ Afghans It was never easy being gay or transgender in Afghanistan. Now it could be deadly, according to LGBT+ Afghans, whose fear of violence under the Taliban is driving a frantic bid to escape. But how any evacuation might work is another matter, with scant practical support coming […]

Juergen Klopp urges L’pool fans to stop homophobic chant

Juergen Klopp urges L’pool fans to stop homophobic chant

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, has criticised the club’s fans for the homophobic chants aimed at Norwich City’s Billy Gilmour last week, saying such songs are a “complete waste of time”, and that he does not want to listen to them again. Some Liverpool fans were heard using homophobic language against the 20-year-old on-loan […]