Current Affairs

Tougher measures against gay conversion therapy

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The UK’s Health Minister is appealing for an assurance that NHS England’s GPs are not referring people for gay conversion therapy.

Local & European Elections and LGBTQ Issues

Apr 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Next month sees polls open in both local Government and European Parliament elections, these are important for members of the LGBTQ community but what can you do?

US Supreme Court declines appeal photographer

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The United States of America encourages entrepreneurship. The “Land of the Free” is a place where if you have a dream, and a plan, you can see it become reality. People open businesses every hour in America. Those who open businesses are doing it with the intention of providing a service to the public and thus generating revenue from the public purchasing what they are offering.

Texas Lesbian Couple’s child rejected from Montessori

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Gay Star News revealed that lesbian couple Tracy and Dawn Keller were told that their son was not welcome to attend the Bedford, Texas school despite the school’s original promise that they could enrol their three-year-old. The couple believe that their son was not welcome because of his parents orientation. They hoped that their child could attend the New Beginnings Montessori School.

Latest poll shows support for same-sex marriage increasing

Apr 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Irish Times have published figures from the latest poll on same sex marriage in Ireland. Whilst encouraging they do show us that more work needs to be done if we are to secure a yes vote in next year’s referendum.

RTÉ wants defamation law reformed

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

RTÉ have called for the Defamation Act to be updated so that the accusers have more of a responsibility to show that actual serious harm has been caused to them. In light of Pantigate, I’m all for it!

Trans* Education & Advocacy Protest RTE March 31st

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Trans* Education and Advocacy have organised a protest this evening outside RTE at 7:30pm to show their displeasure towards the broadcaters new comedy show “The Centre”

National Organisation for Marriage co-founder says same-sex marriage is inevitable

Mar 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is an American non-profit political organization which was established to work against legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United States.

Noirín O’Sullivan could be the first female Garda Commissioner

Mar 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

In the wake of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s resignation, Deputy Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is taking over his role in the interim as Acting Garda Commissioner. This means that for the first time in the Irish state, there is a woman at the head of An Garda Síochána.

California Assembly’s First Open Lesbian Leader

Mar 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Monday the 17th of March marked a historic occasion for the state of California as San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins became the first open lesbian to serve in the role of Assembly speaker. The Democratic majority leader was elected by a unanimous vote during Monday’s floor session. Atkins will be replacing John Perez who became the Assembly’s first open gay speaker four years ago and will be taking over such duties as appointing members to committees and subcommittees, establishing committee schedules and allocating funds and staffing.

HIV: The Lesbian Perspective

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

A study has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the rare transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by sexual contact between two women. One HIV+ partner transmitted the virus to her partner through sexual activity.

Lesbian Couple Murdered, Father Suspect

Mar 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Larry Cosby, has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his daughter, Britney and her partner Crystal Jackson. It seems likely that their relationship was the motive.

Don’t turn back the hands of time

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Legislators in Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and so many other states have tried to force back the hands of time. Instead of considering all people to be equal citizens, some are still focused on judging them.

Dalai Lama support

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Dalai Lama voiced his support to same-sex marriage during his latest visit to the United States while doing an online interview with talk show host Larry King.

Coming Out

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

This week is Stand Up! An LGBT anti-bullying awareness Week, organised  by BeLonG To, and in honour of that I’d like to talk about coming out. Coming out is something we all have to think about at some point. I spent about three years sorting it out in my head enough to come to a […]

Stand Up! In Schools

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Yesterday was the first day of Stand Up!, BeLonG To’s awareness against Homophobic and Transphobic bullying. In a landmark step Catholic and Protestant schools across the country will be displaying LGBT posters in classrooms in a move to stamp out LGBT bullying.

LGBT Harassment & Violence Against Women Still Rife

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Sometimes you read a survey or a report and it makes you shake your head, this week I have read two that have really given me pause.

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