Tag Archive | Portugal
After winning several auditions, including for a Madonna video, Aquila Correia was close to realising her dreams in Portugal, after relying on sex work to survive as a transgender migrant. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Correia was evicted, despite a government ban on the eviction of cash-strapped tenants. As an undocumented Black Brazilian, without […]
A Film Directing Workshop, led by Stephen Elliott, aims to help develop Film Directing skills, with very knowledgeable and inspiring writer/directors, giving insight into how the process of writing and directing influences the final film, and how perspective is important to a Director’s career. Stephan Elliott directed The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and […]
Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law last Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants. Several European nations require transgender people to undergo medical procedures, such as surgery and sterilisation, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, […]
Portugal’s LGBT community is facing an unexpected rights campaign on their hands, as their parliament has approved holding a referendum, asking citizens whether or not to annul adoption rights for same-sex couples. The motion to hold a referendum was approved with a slight government majority on last Monday, January 17. It has not yet been […]
Today, Portugal has passed a law that will allow same-sex married couples to adopt their partner’s child, whether that child is adopted or biological, but they have stopped short of allowing a same-sex couple to adopt as a married couple like a heterosexual couple.