Tag Archive | LGBTQI

Miss South Africa’s first trans contestant fights for community

Miss South Africa’s first trans contestant fights for community

(Reuters) – The first transgender contestant in South Africa’s national beauty pageant, 24-year-old Lehlogonolo Machaba, hopes she will inspire greater acceptance of the LGBTQI community. Machaba, a fashion model, is competing for the Miss South Africa title, which opened to transgender contestants in 2019.

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

The United States said on Wednesday it would add a third gender option on US passports, for people who do not define as male or female, in a victory for non-binary and intersex Americans. Wednesday’s announcement adds the United States to a growing number of countries offering a third – or ‘X’ – option on […]

Leitrim Pride: ‘First Time For Everything’ – Let’s Raise the Flag!

Leitrim Pride: ‘First Time For Everything’ – Let’s Raise the Flag!

In a year of firsts for many, Leitrim Pride have another first.This is the first time Leitrim will have a Pride Festival of it’s own! As such, the steering committee of Leitrim Pride has decided to announce their theme for 2021 as: ‘First Time for Everything!’    They are very excited with the theme for […]

GAA Set to Register First Gay Club

GAA Set to Register First Gay Club

The GAA is about to register its first gay club. The association has increasingly been to the fore in promoting LGBTQI rights and supports in recent years, and had its first official delegation take part in Dublin’s Pride Parade last year. Men’s Gaelic games already have two prominent gay activists – Cork star, Dónal Óg […]

Hungary: LGBTQI face increased government hostility – rights group

Hungary: LGBTQI face increased government hostility – rights group

(Reuters) – Hungary’s gay community is facing increased government ‘attacks’ and fears that its hard-won rights, and an improvement in public acceptance of them, may be at risk, a rights group said. The European Union has long criticised Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing government, over its record on the rule of law and civil liberties, […]

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

The Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland have congratulated their partners, Pride in Newry, on being chosen to host next year’s 2019 UK & Ireland Pride Festival and Parade. They say the team have worked very hard in increasing visibility and acceptance of LGBT people in Newry, and beyond. The Rainbow Project said:

Cork Gay Project: LGBT Personal Development & Info For Running Group

Cork Gay Project: LGBT Personal Development & Info For Running Group

If you are interested in Personal Development, and live in the Cork area, then you may be interested in one of these courses:  The Cork Gay Project have a one-day Workshop on Emotional Self-Care with Brian Burleigh using the work of Byron Katie, this Saturday 29th at 11am. In addition, Dr. Robert Fourie is hosting an […]

TENI & Pavee Point launch gender identity resource for Traveller community

TENI & Pavee Point launch gender identity resource for Traveller community

A resource for Travellers that will raise awareness about transgender people was launched by TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) and Pavee Point yesterday, 6th September 2018. “We know trans Travellers exist and through our work we want to ensure positive visibility and inclusivity in the Traveller rights’ movement going forward,” said Aoife Mallon, Pavee Point […]

Cork Gay Project appoints Michael O’Donnell as new Community Development Officer

Cork Gay Project appoints Michael O’Donnell as new Community Development Officer

Cork Gay Project are delighted to announce that they have just appointed Michael O’Donnell as their new Community Development Officer.  Michael had this to say about his appointment: “I am delighted to be working so closely with the LGBTQI+ community in the role of community development officer. I have always been passionate about issues of […]

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

(Reuters) Athletes from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Russia were among the thousands of people convening in Paris on Saturday for the opening ceremonies of the 10th Gay Games, which aim to raise awareness about LGBT rights. They paraded behind their respective national flags in a stadium in western Paris, in celebrations attended by Mayor Anne […]