Posts Tagged ‘ Homophobia ’

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.

Ugandan gays gain western support

Mar 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The introduction of Uganda’s new anti-gay bill has added to the recent list of anti-gay controversies. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has now reportedly come forward with his support for Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni.

Vladamir, vladamir, we are here and we are queer!

Feb 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

On Friday 7th February at 5pm two protests took place in Northern Ireland, against homophobia in Russia.

Putin on the Ritz

Jan 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Sport

In light of the up-coming Winter Games, Putin has moved to further clarify his country’s laws in the spirit of peaceful competition and global camaraderie. Putin claims that LGBT* folks will be welcome in Russia, and states that there are “no punishments for such kinds of relations”, but mandates that LGBT* visitors “stay away from the children”.

Leading Diva speaks out against homophobia

Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Music

At this year’s Last Night of the Proms, acclaimed American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato took to the podium to sing, dedicating her performance to her many gay friends, colleagues and supporters, and in particular, wants to highlight and speak out against the terrifying homophobia that is deepening in Putin’s Russia. Oh and the conductor was lesbian too. Woman power!

Is the west awake?

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

I’m alright Jack: A well known Irish expression and a mentality that many of us are guilty of adopting when we hear about other people’s misfortunes, despite our initial feelings/displays of empathy.

The strange case of Kaitlyn Hunt Smith

May 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Kaitlyn Hunt Smith, who was then a 17 year-old, was recently arrested and charged for having what appears to have been a single sexual encounter with her then 15 year-old girlfriend.

Stand up to hate speech

May 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Today is IDAHOT (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), and the No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe is asking you to stand up to hate speech online.

Being gay is bad for your health, apparently

May 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The group Faith 2 Action has recently released a video in which they present ‘scientific’ evidence to suggest that being gay is three times more dangerous to your health than being a smoker. Naturally, I was intrigued to hear this argument.

Russian gay milk turns sour

Oct 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The stereotypical Russian image – a post-Soviet Union and forever emerging economy, with a dominant influence over its Eastern European neighbours, right? Combine this with a lingering communist society and a cunningly rigged presidential election and the topic of gay rights and anti-homosexuality propaganda bans shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Blindly heteronormative

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Is the calm pseudo-logic of the pulpit politicians harmless ignorance or a real danger?

Baby I was born this way

Oct 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Linda Harvey, a US Radio pundit, who believes Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is leading children to a “self-destructive path” by “embracing homosexuality”.

Homophobic bullying to be debated in Seanad

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Statements on Homophobic Bullying will be heard by Seanad Éireann at 3:45pm, and can be watched live online

10 obvious signs you’re a lesbian & how to cure it

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Since reading all about Malaysia targeting children for “gay cures” and the “signs” that your little boy is gay, I thought there should be a proper list compiled of things to look for if you suspect the gal in your life is a lesbian

Children in Malaysia targeted for “gay cures”

Sep 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

As the world has progressed into a more enlightened place in some ways, it nevertheless seems that there are some who are fighting towards a “cure” for what Malaysia’s Deputy Education Minister refers to as an “unhealthy lifestyle”

Ireland to adopt EU law on victims of crime including hate crimes

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

This week, the EU agreed a new law establishing the rights of victims of crime, including hate crime. Currently, Ireland has no hate crime legislation in place. The Department of Justice issued a statement to on this new law and hate crimes in Ireland

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