In April, a viral video was trending on Nigerian Twitter. A naked man was walking down the street. Behind him were men hurling insults at him. It is unclear from the video how he got in contact with them or how they found him. One of them said, “You go die today,” as they followed… Read More The fight for our lives is not up for negotiation. Not anymore. #IDAHOT2019
As we countdown to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, it is important that we celebrate initiatives around the world doing their part towards the push for equality for all LGBT people. The BBC recently did a report on the school in Chile that is predominantly for transgender children and their siblings. Called… Read More The school for transgender students in Chile
It is Lesbian Visibility Day and we are excited about celebrating women who love women and are living their authentic lives. To commemorate the day, here is a video of Pamela Adie speaking to BBC Pidgin on her experience as a lesbian in Nigeria.
The Initiative for Equal Rights in partnership with The Rustin Times is starting a monthly conversation meetup called Q Conversations. The Q Conversations meetups are aimed at facilitating dialogues around issues and common topics in the LGBTQ+ community. They will be interactive meetups where everyone present will have the opportunity to air their opinions and… Read More The Rustin Times is collaborating with The Initiative for Equal Rights and we are excited!!!
Awarded winner of the Outstanding Film category at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards, and Comedy Movie of 2018 by Teen Choice Awards amongst many others, ‘Love, Simon’ is a 2018 American romantic teen comedy-drama centred on Simon Spier (acted by Nick Robinson), a 17-year old closeted gay high school boy. In the movie, Simon is… Read More Disney+ might be remaking ‘Love, Simon’ into a TV Series
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
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has repealed some of its polices that discriminate against LGBT people in the church. The rule will allow children of gay couples eligible for baptism. It will also stop the expulsion of gay couples who are married. In the statement though, it states that the church will… Read More The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will drop some of its anti-LGBT policies
Brunei has enacted laws that will put the LGBT community in the Asian country at risk despite international outrage. Staying true to the country’s determination to enact sharia law, a law has taken effect that will stone anyone caught engaging in gay sex. The same penalty follows for adultery and the limbs of anyone that… Read More Global outrage as Brunei will stone individuals who engage in gay sex to death
It is great news for the LGBT community in the Cayman Islands as a court has ruled that the government had no right to refuse a marriage license to Chantelle Day and her partner, Vickie Bodden Bush. Openly is reporting that the couple went to court after they were refused permission to marry last year.… Read More Gay Marriage has come to the Cayman Islands
There is a lot about trans people that many still don’t know and the perfect time to learn is on International Transgender Day of Visibility. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans… Read More Janet Mock on finding her path and self-love #TransDayOfVisibility