Tag Archive | same sex couples

China: Same-sex couples welcome property rights in new civil code

China: Same-sex couples welcome property rights in new civil code

(Reuters) – It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner’s step-parents at a police station, where they demanded she leave the apartment the couple had shared for 12 years. “It was that very moment at the police station when I truly felt the pain […]

Same-sex ‘Dancing on Ice’ couple – greater LGBT+ representation?

Same-sex ‘Dancing on Ice’ couple – greater LGBT+ representation?

Two men taking to the ice might seem uncontroversial, but as a same-sex couple competing together this week on British reality TV show, Dancing On Ice, singer Ian Watkins and professional skater Matt Evers are set to make television history. The show, which begins on January 5, will mark the first time a same-sex couple […]

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

The number of same-sex couples living together in Britain has jumped by more than 50 percent in three years, driven by a big surge in gay marriage, according to official statistics. There were 232,000 same-sex couples living together last year, up from 152,000 in 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The biggest rise […]

Kansas: Adoption bill biased against gay couples

Kansas: Adoption bill biased against gay couples

On Friday (4th May) the Kansas legislature approved a bill that allows faith-based adoption agencies to turn away gay and lesbian couples, based on religious beliefs, and the state’s governor said he would sign it. Under the measure, the Kansas Department for Children and Families cannot block any foster or adoption agency, including those that […]

#HoldingHands For Equality Launched

#HoldingHands For Equality Launched

EILE’s Andy Cast writes on why a gesture as simple as holding hands can help fight everyday homophobia, and how you can get help Recent studies have found that heterosexual people are more accepting of homosexual people if they know someone who is gay. Not altogether surprising really is it? The old saying goes ‘familiarity […]

Australia: Ian Ross Channel Seven Gay Former Newsreader Dies

Australia: Ian Ross Channel Seven Gay Former Newsreader Dies

Ian ‘Roscoe’ Ross, former Channel Seven newsreader in Sydney, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 73. The newsreader, who had joined the channel in 2003, only went public with his same-sex relationship in January of this year. Himself and partner Gray Bolte had been together for 22 years, and he was well liked […]

Ladies And Gentoo Penguins – Same-sex Penguin Couple In Dingle

Ladies And Gentoo Penguins – Same-sex Penguin Couple In Dingle

  Two female penguins are showing all the signs of a courting couple for breeding season, at the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium in Kerry, according to the Irish Examiner today.   Penelope and Missy are the female same-sex pair who have been bowing to each other, which is what gentoo penguins do to show their interest in […]

Greece: Bishop Threatens To Excommunicate Those Who Pass LGBT Legislation

Greece: Bishop Threatens To Excommunicate Those Who Pass LGBT Legislation

A Greek Bishop has sent a letter to Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, asking that same-sex couples be excluded from a new cohabitation agreement. A new amendment, to recognise co-habiting same-sex couples, was proposed by PASOK,

Watch: The Call – Allies for Adoption Campaign

Watch: The Call – Allies for Adoption Campaign

The Call, about a gay couple waiting for word from an adoption agency, will warm your heart. It’s from the Family Equality Council in the US, part of the Allies for Adoption Campaign: Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in [the US] and […]

New Zealand’s First Same-sex Weddings

Congratulations to one of New Zealand’s first same-sex couples who were finally able to tie the knot in Auckland today, thanks to a bill originally proposed by Labour MP Louisa Wall, who has also spoken out about Russia (below).