Here’s what we know for sure about Special, the upcoming Netflix series; Ryan Kayes (played by Ryan O’Connell), the star of the series is in his mid-20s, gay and with cerebral palsy. “Cerebral Palsy is a disability of the brain manifested through muscular in-coordination” Ryan says in the trailer just before he falls. In an… Read More Netflix’s upcoming series, ‘Special’ explores the life of a disabled gay man
It’s another win for LGBTIQ persons in New York as both houses of the legislature passed bills to ban discrimination based on gender identity and to prohibit the use of conversion therapy on minors. Recorded as a success of 16 years of tenacity, the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act was passed in 2002, but the Gender… Read More Trans Rights Bill and Conversion Therapy Ban passed in New York
Popularly known for her role as Rue in Hunger Games (2016); Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017); and Starr Carter in The Hate U Give (2018), Amandla Sternberg is a 20-year-old American actress. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC); the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans,… Read More Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to honor Amandla Sternberg for her fight in LGBTQ Equality.
A court has handed down Colombia’s first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman.… Read More Colombia court hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman
Award-winning Journalist and Reporter for BBC WhatsNew — an exciting weekly TV programme by the BBC for young people in Africa — Ben Hunte was recently announced as the new (and first) LGBT correspondent for the BBC. The news of his appointment was shared on the BBC’s official website and twitter handle on Thursday, 13th December 2018. According to… Read More BBC announces Presenter, Ben Hunte as the first LGBT correspondent
Still in the aftermath of the 57 people arrested in Lagos, reports are reaching us that no fewer than 41 perceived gay persons have been arrested by security operatives in Bauchi State. The victims were arrested during a joint operation by men of the (NPF) Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence… Read More Security operatives in Bauchi join forces to arrest 47 allegedly gay persons.
A few days after Pope Francis told reporters that gay parents and the kids should seek psychiatric help. The Vatican has come forward with an attempt to correct his widely frowned upon comments. The head of the Catholic Church made the comments while on the plane back from his diplomatic visit to Ireland. While speaking… Read More The Vatican says Pope Francis didn’t mean to call homosexuality a mental illness.
Pope Francis’ stance on LGBTQ acceptance has always been a thing of debate. Perfecting the skill of sitting on the fence over the years, but it appears he has finally decided to set the record straight. During a press conference on his plane taking him back to Rome from Ireland he made a statement advising… Read More Pope Francis tells LGBTQ persons and their parents to seek psychiatric help amid resignation controversy.
The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values (NCPHSRFV) in Ghana is taking its fight against LGBTQ persons to the next level. The lastest plan features 400 allegedly gay persons taking part in a gay ‘cure’ conversion therapy forum/camp in Ghana. The attendees, who have all repeatedly signed up voluntarily, will receive… Read More A coalition in Ghana stages a mass conversion therapy camp for 400 Gay persons and plans to make it mandatory by law.
It is no secret that 2018 FIFA world cup host; Russia is one worst places for LGBTQ persons as homosexuality has been considered a crime until 1993. Being gay was considered a mental illness until 1999 in Russia. Anti-gay hate crimes have reportedly doubled in recent years and over the weekend a group of about 60 LGBTQ… Read More Russia cracks down on LGBTQ rights again by arresting activists in St. Petersburg.