BFI Flare, London turns the spotlight on South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival KASHISH

BFI Flare

LONDON — This March 2017, BFI Flare, London, one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals will have a special focus on South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival KASHISH. Festival Director Sridhar Rangayan will be at BFI Flare to talk about contemporary Indian LGBTQ films. “It is an absolute honor that BFI Flare, one of […]

Parents of LGBT children form a support group in Mumbai, India

Mumbai Parents

MUMBAI, India — For the first time ever 10 parents of LGBTQ persons came together in Mumbai, India for a closed door parents’ support group workshop that aimed to share experiences and also chart out a future course of action. Organized by Solaris Pictures, as part of its ongoing engagement with LGBT community and parents, […]

On International Women’s Day UNAIDS is urging countries to stop 1 million women and girls from becoming infected with HIV every year

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GENEVA— Today, on International Women’s Day UNAIDS has released a new report which shows that there is an urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women and girls. The report, When women lead, change happens, shows that globally in 2015, there were 18.6 million women and girls living with HIV, 1 […]

Pride And Prejudice Summit: Business as a catalyst for change in LGBT rights

Pride and Prejudice

HONG KONG — March 23, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyze a fresh global discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, particularly by focusing on the economic and business costs of […]

Northern Ireland Marriage Equality launches large scale social media campaign

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NORTHERN IRELAND — The YesEquality Northern Ireland Marriage Equality campaign launched a large scale social media campaign action today. The campaign is primarily supported by Northern Ireland based The Gay Say, LGBT Rights NI and the international anti-homophobia and suicide prevention group Stop-Homophobia.com. The campaign has amassed huge amounts of support from individuals, celebrities, activist groups, charities, campaigners and businesses […]

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 […]

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