A Sinn Fein motion in Northern Ireland’s assembly to legalise same sex partnerships has been voted down. this is a set back but the fight for equality continues
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Jason Collins of the NBA has become the very first openly gay player on a major American sports team. well done to him, his brave move will inspire countless people in and out of the sports world.
Malta move towards same sex marriage with the formation of an LGBT inclusive advisory council. They are also looking into trans rights and hopefully this will all lead to a safer and more equal society for all Maltese LGBTs.
Show Your Support for LGBT Young People!
Join Team BeLonG To this June Bank Holiday weekend for the annual Flora Women’s Mini Marathon!
Yesterday, Wednesday, March 6th, Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD and Cork GAA sports star, Donald Óg Cusack joined forces to Stand Up against homophobic and transphobic bullying in Ireland.
Bumblefuck, USA follows a young Dutch documentary maker Alexa (Cat Smits), as she arrives in a
small Iowa town for the summer to film a documentary.
Even though we tell ourselves that the world is making progress sometimes LGBT rights can seem like one step forward, one step sideways and the occasionally leap backwards. I feel this particularly about the legal situation of LGBT people in Poland. One of my favourite ‘I bet you’d never guess’ facts that I like to use from time to time is that Poland has never in its history criminalised homosexuality.
I started questioning my spiritual beliefs just before I made my Confirmation. Science and doubt pervaded my thoughts and I flipped between blasphemous atheism and overwhelming Catholic guilt until I was fourteen.
A few months back, Bindel wrote an article for the Huffington Post called “Where’s the Politics in Sex?”. There are things she says that make sense. Like how we all face compulsory heterosexuality from birth. And how she made a positive choice to be a lesbian. Good for her! We really do live in a world that assumes heterosexuality of (almost) all of us. And choosing to embrace your sexuality, to decide who and how you will love is brilliant.
I have a lot of things to say about John Irving’s In One Person, but I’m going to start with a few very notable notes.
But as more and more political figure heads and celebrities come out in support of the LGBT community and gay marriage, should we focus less on gay pride and more on gay marriage?
IDOHOT? You DOHOT! Sorry I’ve been wanting to do that since yesterday. Ahem, anyway, swiftly onward. Yesterday’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia was a busy one. Here’s what was going on, but remember to tell us what we missed!
I get asked this a lot. The age ranges are startling to me. Given that I didn’t figure it out until I was 20, I’m flabbergasted these kids have figured things out, in some cases, before they’ve learned to read. Nobody has asked me this who isn’t 100% committed to making sure that the child [...]
Next Thursday, May 17th, the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will be launching a book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans experiences from across Ireland and will be launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.
As part of the work LGBT Noise does in seeking equal rights for all LGBT people, they will be launching a new campaign called SolidariTy, and shooting a short video on Saturday the 10th of March in Outhouse from 12pm until 4pm.
As you may or may not have read this week, it seems that under current travel regulations in Canada, transgender individuals can be prevented from merely boarding a plane. In a recent post, I wrote about the violations of every day rights faced by T* identified people, and this is a prime example.
So everyone’s all annoyed at Cynthia Nixon because she said that being gay is her choice. Maybe it is. Why are we so ready to jump down her throat over it? “I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, [...]