Tag Archive | Racism

UK: Reports of homophobia, racism in football soar

UK: Reports of homophobia, racism in football soar

Reports of racist and homophobic abuse at football matches in Britain soared to a record high in the last year, despite the disruption to the season from the coronavirus pandemic. Recorded discrimination in the 2019/20 season at professional games rose 42% to 446, with homophobic abuse almost doubling, and reports of racism increasing by 53%, […]

Paris: LGBT Pride activists protest against racial injustice

Paris: LGBT Pride activists protest against racial injustice

(Reuters) – A pared-down LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, without the colourful trucks blasting out techno music, but with powerful slogans demanding racial equality and protesting against police violence. The French capital’s official Pride parade was postponed to November because of the coronavirus epidemic, but organisers […]

‘No more rainbow capitalism’ in protests about Black trans lives

‘No more rainbow capitalism’ in protests about Black trans lives

(Reuters) – Protests and marches for the rights of Black trans people drew thousands to the streets under the banner of ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ in recent weeks, amid global demonstrations against racism. Reuters digital editors, Ben Kellerman and Arlene Washington, hosted a conversation featuring the Black trans community as part of the #AskReuters Twitter […]

US: Calls grow for police to be banned from Pride marches

US: Calls grow for police to be banned from Pride marches

[In the US] calls are growing for police to be banned from marching in Pride parades, and for the LGBT+ events to return to their roots as rebellions against police brutality, amid a rolling, global anti-racism movement. While Prides have mostly been cancelled, or moved online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the marches that kick […]

US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

The killing of George Floyd has prompted LGBT+ groups to shift the focus of Pride events to racial justice. Organisers of LGBT+ Pride events in major US cities are shifting their focus to racism and police violence, they said this week, addressing the concerns and demands raised by protesters over the killing of a black […]

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown calls on LGBT+ community to out racism

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown calls on LGBT+ community to out racism

With protests over racial injustice continuing to roil the United States, Queer Eye star, Karamo Brown, has called on LGBT+ people to recognise the racism and transphobia in the community, and remember the radical roots of the gay rights movement. Brown, the culture expert on Netflix’s reality makeover show, which begins its fifth season on […]

LGBT+ dating apps ditch ethnicity filters amid US protests

LGBT+ dating apps ditch ethnicity filters amid US protests

Gay dating apps are scrambling to remove ethnicity filters in a bid to tackle racism, as violent protests over the killing of a black man in police custody rocked the United States for a second week. Using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Grindr, which allows its more than 4 million daily users to choose between five options, including […]

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Sao Paulo to bring in sanctions for anti-gay and racist slurs in football A bill brought in in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will see changes to allowed behaviour in soccer stadiums, where clubs and their supporters may now be fined if they engage in homophobic or racist slurs at matches. They could be fined from R$2,500 […]

Film Review & Trailer: Loving

Film Review & Trailer: Loving

Frances Winston reviews Loving, a movie based on the true story of mixed-race couple, Mildred and Richard Loving Directed by: Jeff Nichols – Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas Despite the fact that she has been around for eons, and has turned in some hugely acclaimed performances, Loving will be remembered […]

Review & Trailer: Belle

Review & Trailer: Belle

Scott De Buitléir reviews this striking British film based on a true story Director: Amma Asante  Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) […]