LGBTQ+

18.03.2021

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

The growing visibility of queer Palestinians poses a challenge to Arab political parties that are exploiting homophobia ahead of the Israeli election, says attorney and activist Fady Khoury. By Edo Konrad The Palestinian LGBTQ community isn’t used to being at the heart of their society’s… »

13.03.2021

What International Women’s Day looked like around the world in 2021

What International Women’s Day looked like around the world in 2021

Written by : Melissa Vida, Belen Febres-Cordero, Juliana Harsianti, Carlos E. Flores, Romina Navarro, Ardita Osmani, Andrea Mendez, Samea Shanori, Dahlia Kholaif,… »

10.11.2020

LGBTQ activist Sarah McBride becomes first transgender Senator in the USA

LGBTQ activist Sarah McBride becomes first transgender Senator in the USA

30-year-old Sarah McBride was elected to the state parliament of Delaware with a majority of 73 percent of the votes. The first transgender senator advocates a socially just health policy, paid sick leave and the rights of queer people. After her great electoral success, McBride published a thank you note… »

30.09.2020

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

Does the October general elections hold any promise for Lithuania’s LGBTQ community? While some major parties have backslid on issues like legalising same-sex partnership, LGBTQ voters and allies have more choice than in any previous election, argues Simonas Bartulis. Baltics in-depth. LRT English presents a forum of expert voices from… »

05.08.2020

A Queer Cry for Freedom: Meet the LGBTQ Palestinians Demanding Liberation

A Queer Cry for Freedom: Meet the LGBTQ Palestinians Demanding Liberation

It happened all at once, without any coordination. Suddenly, all 150 protesters were on the street — lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queers, and their allies. All proudly Palestinian, marching from Haifa’s German Colony to the Baha’i Gardens. “A queer cry for freedom,” they chanted. Courageous and beautiful, the demonstration, which… »

13.07.2020

The state of LGBTQ+ rights in India: An interview with Supreme Court Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

The state of LGBTQ+ rights in India: An interview with Supreme Court Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

“There is, however, a very long way to go” On September 6, 2018, India’s Supreme Court ruled that consensual homosexual acts would no longer constitute a crime. The historic move reversed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which was a legacy from British colonial rule. The change… »

03.07.2020

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

Activists cautioned that the law must now be put into practice Montenegro’s parliament has adopted a law on life partnership for same-sex couples, making Montenegro the first country in the Western Balkans to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The law passed on July 1 does not… »

20.05.2020

Conversation with Jaime Manrique

Conversation with Jaime Manrique

By Jhon Sánchez Jaime Manrique lives around the corner of the AIDS monument in the West Village. As soon as I entered his apartment, I saw the poster of the book-cover of “No One Writes to the Colonel” by Gabriel García Márquez, illustrated with a large fighting cock. Isabela, an Australian cockatiel greeted me with a… »

03.07.2019

Queer Liberation March in New York City

Queer Liberation March in New York City

On June 30, tens of thousands joined the Queer Liberation March in New York City, organized by a coalition of activist groups to “reclaim pride.” According to the group’s mission statement, “We march in our communities’ tradition of resistance against police, state, and societal oppression, a tradition that is epitomized… »

01.07.2019

Gay Pride and Nuclear Weapons

Gay Pride and Nuclear Weapons

Bayard Rustin, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, DC at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his Dream speech, traveled in the 1950’s with pacifist A.J. Muste to the Soviet Union to build the bridges that would help save the world from our mutually assured nuclear… »

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