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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Tomorrow (Tuesday), Statements on Homophobic Bullying will be heard by Seanad Éireann at 3:45pm, and can be watched live online
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
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”
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 Gaelick.com on this new law and hate crimes in Ireland
Being at a loose end for a good read, I started asking friends what would be on their “essential reading” list. The same title kept coming up over and over again, “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg.
A protest will take place outside the Ukrainian Embassy in Dublin tomorrow, Wednesday, 4th July at 6:30pm calling for an end to state-sponsored homophobia in Ukraine. The so-called ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ Bill currently being proposed in that country would ban even the most basic expressions of support for LGBT people and is an affront to human rights and dignity.
This just in from GLEN: To mark Dublin Pride, Ernst and Young will launch GLEN’s new online toolkit for employers tonight. The toolkit – Excellence In Diversity – aims to help employers realise the benefits of LGBT diversity in the workplace.
Good morning, proud people! Tis the season, and we’re all praying to the weather godess, Jean Byrne, that the rain stays away this Saturday. Here’s what’s been happening while the Pride build-up has been under way!
Halifax, in the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia, is a pretty awesome place to be gay. It’s the city where I first went to a pride parade. It’s also the city where I married my wife. There is a really amazing feminist and queer bookstore there too. A homophobic murder in Halifax is a [...]