UK health care organizations unite against conversion therapy

UK Health care organizations

Major U.K. organizations have been working against Conversion Therapy for a number of years, publishing a Memorandum of Understanding against the practice (2015) and updating the document to warn against conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality). Aware of concerns regarding the future of Conversion Therapy in the USA, and […]

Victoria Beckham to be honored by the Queen for her HIV/AIDS work

Victoria Beckham

LONDON — Victoria Beckham, wife of former soccer star David Beckham is to be honored by the Queen in her New Year’s Honors List for her for her fashion empire and charity work with the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Mrs. Beckham broke with protocol by announcing the award ahead of the official notification. Sky […]

Israeli TV authority bans PSA for backing gay marriage and Arabic language (VIDEO)

Israel PSA

A PSA entitled “Human Rights: Because without I’m not Equal,” produced by the Association for Civil Rights (ACRI) in Israel has been banned from Israeli TV because of its backing of gay marriage. The ad ad includes appearances by such well-known Israeli celebrities as model and actress Galit Gutmann, former Miss Israel Titi Aynow, social […]

‘Turing’ post office site closing

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ENGLAND –The Web site of a once secret little post office is to close in January 2017. This will be the last chance to view the “little pieces of art and history” produced over 20 years at Bletchley Park celebrating the work of the Alan Turing and the code breakers. Originally the undercover mailroom with […]

Polish pop star faces hate after publishing gay video

Jakub and David

Beata Kozidrak is a vocalist of legendary polish band – Bajm. This year she got divorced from her husband and relaunched her solo career releasing her third solo album B3. Polish gay couple Jakub and David, who found notoriety with their version of a Roxette video, loved her new song Niebiesko-zielone and made an amateur […]

David Beckham’s tattoos come to life in new UNICEF film (VIDEO)

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Monday, David Beckham and UNICEF released a powerful new film to shine a light on the issue of violence against children, highlighting how physical and psychological abuse marks children forever. In the film Beckham’s tattoos come to life representing the millions of children worldwide who bear marks of violence that they have not chosen. David […]

Elton John: New HIV fund makes ‘horribly clear’ how LGBT human rights abuses are a barrier to ending AIDS

Rapid Response

BRIGHTON, England — A Rapid Response Fund to support HIV services at risk as a result of human rights violations has been launched by the International HIV AIDS Alliance. In its first few weeks the $4 million LGBT Rapid Response Fund received more than 235 applications from organizations providing HIV services. The fund supports organizations […]

Tanzania bans HIV/AIDS outreach programs that serve LGBT people

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Tanzania has banned HIV/AIDS outreach programs in the latest in the country’s discriminatory laws against the LGBT community. Out reports that this ban comes just months after Justice Minister Harrison Mwakyembe announced a plan to end pro-LGBT charities. Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu also announced a ban on personal lubricants because it “encourages homosexuality.” The Washington […]

Justin Trudeau announces Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues

Randy Boissonnault

OTTAWA – Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Tuesday that Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues. Boissonnault’s principal role will be to advise the Prime Minister on the development and co-ordination of the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2 agenda. This will include working with LGBTQ2 organizations […]

American duo honored for their pioneering efforts to build global recognition for LGBT+ businesses

Chance Mitchell and Justin Nelson

TORONTO – The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has awarded its first-ever Chairperson’s Award to Chance Mitchell and Justin Nelson, co-founders of the Washington-based National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The Chairperson’s Award recognizes an organization or individual that has made a significant contribution to the LGBT+ business movement in […]

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