Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

LGBTQ rights


'OneLove' anti-hate armbands sell out after FIFA World Cup ban

November 25, 2022 11:35 am

The armbands, intended to send a message of tolerance, connection and opposition to all forms of discrimination, have been in the global spotlight since FIFA threatened several European team captains with yellow cards if they wore them to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal

World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar

October 21, 2022 10:01 pm

Qatar, the first Arab or Muslim nation to host a World Cup, is a wealthy and politically stable outlier in the volatile Middle East. Citizens enjoy generous cradle-to-grave welfare paid for by its gas riches

Russian parliament mulls expanding ‘gay propaganda’ law

July 19, 2022 5:53 pm

A cross-party group of six Communist and socially conservative deputies, the bill would ban public discussion of LGBTQ relationships in a positive or neutral light, and any LGBTQ content in cinemas.

Pride Month: Addressing mental and emotional trauma among LGBTQI+ members

June 30, 2022 11:10 am

Research shows higher levels of trauma in the LGBTQ+ community in the form of rejection and hostility towards sexual and gender identity

Saudi Arabia confiscates rainbow-coloured toys in capital city: Report

June 17, 2022 8:24 pm

The report, which ran Tuesday evening, claims the Saudi government is attempting to protect children from material it believes is promoting homosexuality.

Greece tries to make up lost ground on LGBTQ+ rights

June 07, 2022 11:28 am

The Greek LGBTQI+ community has welcomed the reforms over the past decade, including allowing civil partnership among same-sex couples in 2015 and the legal recognition of gender identity in 2017. But many feel they have been half-hearted.

UK reveals rainbow 50p coin to mark 50th anniversary of Pride

May 19, 2022 12:08 pm

The coin, designed by east London artist and LGBTQ+ activist Dominique Holmes, uses state-of-the-art printing technology to emboss it with the colours of the Pride progress flag.

Soon, Pune to get a shelter home for homeless gay, trans and intersex men

April 17, 2022 9:07 am

Bindumadhav Khire, director, Bindu Queer Rights Foundation, said that due to space, financial and manpower constraints, they were focusing on the gay population of Maharashtra and transmen/intersex population of Pune district only.

Hungarians head to polls in the shadow of war in Ukraine

April 03, 2022 2:39 pm

The contest is expected to be the closest since Orban took power in 2010, thanks to Hungary's six main opposition parties putting aside ideological differences to form a united front against his right-wing Fidesz party.

'Support, encouragement and love can change the course of a person's life': Daniel Levy

March 28, 2022 12:18 pm

"And yet, for so many members of our beautiful LGBTQ+ community, those simple transformational acts of kindness aren't just an arm's length away," he said.