Articles tagged with: Gay rights

Mar19

Epic television drama When We Rise charts the fight for LGBTI equality.

POSTED ON // Sunday, 19 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Epic television drama When We Rise charts the fight for LGBTI equality.

Cleve Jones account of the rise of the gay civil rights movement in the US makes for a compelling drama in this new docudrama created by Dustin Lance Black and starring Aussie actors Rachel Griffiths and Guy Pearce.

Jan30

A gay Iranian documents his uncertain future under Trump’s regime

POSTED ON // Monday, 30 January 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

A gay Iranian documents his uncertain future under Trump’s regime

A gay Iranian man yesterday expressed his fear at being denied re-entry into the United States following President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban Muslim immigrants from a number of countries deemed ‘high risk’.

 

Nov23

King Alexander visits gay rights group in Amsterdam

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 23 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

King Alexander visits gay rights group in Amsterdam

In a first for the Dutch gay community, King Willem Alexander has paid a visit to gay rights group, COC Netherlands, to pay tribute to the organisation.

Nov22

LGBT supporters win against African states opposing LGBT rights investigator

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 22 November 2016 Written by // GayNewsNetwork

LGBT supporters win against African states opposing LGBT rights investigator

LGBT advocates have won a victory at the United Nations this week after an African attempt to block the first U.N. independent expert appointed to help protect the LGBT community from violence and discrimination failed.

Nov09

Hillary Clinton's 8 best LGBT moments

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 09 November 2016 Written by // GayNewsNetwork

Hillary Clinton's 8 best LGBT moments

As the next president of the United States is just hours away from being called, we had a look at some of Hillary Clinton’s best LGBT friendly moments.

Oct14

Indonesia: Gay couple arrested for posting ‘pornographic’ photos

POSTED ON // Friday, 14 October 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Indonesia: Gay couple arrested for posting ‘pornographic’ photos

A young gay couple have been arrested by Indonesian authorities after they posted an image of themselves kissing to Facebook.

May12

Malta's Ira Losco celebrates her country's ranking as number one for LGBTI equality in Europe at Eurovision

POSTED ON // Thursday, 12 May 2016 Written by // Reg Domingo

Malta's Ira Losco celebrates her country's ranking as number one for LGBTI equality in Europe at Eurovision

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Ira Losco, the singer representing Malta, has come out in support of the LGBTI community at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, following news the Mediterranean nation has been ranked number one for equality among LGBTI people in Europe.

May09

Obama planning a monument to gay rights?

POSTED ON // Monday, 09 May 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Obama planning a monument to gay rights?

White House officials will attend a meeting in New York this week to consider a monument being erected in Greenwich Village’s Christopher Park across from the Stonewall Inn.

Mar22

Aussies to star in mini-series on gay rights

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 22 March 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Aussies to star in mini-series on gay rights

Aussie actors Rachel Griffiths and Guy Pearce are set to star in a new mini series on gay rights, set in the US. The series called When We Rise will also star long time LGBTI advocate Mary Louise Parker of Weeds fame and follows the stories of a group of activists fighting for gay rights in America.

Feb01

Victorian government to apologise for historical gay sex convictions

POSTED ON // Monday, 01 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Victorian government to apologise for historical gay sex convictions

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the Victorian government will make a formal apology to people convicted of historic gay sex offenses prior to homosexuality being decriminalised.