After his sister, Mia Anderson was murdered in 2014 for being a transgender woman, NBA Star, Reggie Bullock, has been a huge supporter of transgender rights. In 2015, Shawn Oliver, her killer, was later acquitted on all counts. In her honour, Reggie has since then, become an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. A recent 6-minute documentary… Read More This VICE Documentary about Reggie Bullock, the NBA Star Fighting for LGBTQ Equality
In a Rustin Times news article dated 20th of December 2018, it was reported that The Kano Hisbah Corps, a religious police force in Kano state, Nigeria responsible for the enforcement of Sharia Law arrested 11 women for allegedly organizing a same-sex marriage in Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government Area. However, in a… Read More Kano Hisbah frees 2 of the women arrested for participating in same – sex marriage
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.
Founded in 1999, Netsweeper is a privately owned corporation designed to manage the Internet access and activity of Internet users around the world. However, a report from University of Toronto Citizen Lab has revealed that the company is doing a whole lot more than it might have been intended to by partnering with government bodies… Read More Netsweeper, a Canadian company, is censoring LGBT+ content. But, we can put an end to that.
I like to think humans are products of memories. We remember people by the memories they left behind — the things they did, how they did, when they did, how it made us feel and the lessons we learned from it. I remember Abacha as the Nigerian Military ruler that had Nigerians rejoicing at his… Read More Roi Petite: Goodluck Jonathan, today is an exercise in remembrance
The year is up to a good start for Intersex persons in Germany. The government of Germany has adopted a new law enabling intersex people to legally identify themselves as such. According to the Intersex Society of North America, “Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with… Read More Germany’s adoption of intersex identity on official documents takes effect from January 1st
It’s only a few days into the new year but for Puerto Rican Performer, Ricky Martin and his husband, Jwan Yosef, it’s more. It’s the celebration of the birth of their daughter. On the 1st of January 2019 Ricky announced the arrival of the baby in an Instagram post, showing the infant’s tiny hands. In… Read More Puerto Rican performer, Ricky Martin and husband, Jwan Yosef welcome their baby girl
Many LGBT+ people in Uganda and other Eastern Africa countries face unbelievable discrimination and violence, forcing them to flee their homes and seek refuge in a neighbouring country. They can end up stuck in impoverished and homophobic refugee camps or unwelcoming cities for years, with very little resources or help. Transgender refugees often face additional… Read More The Refugee Coalition of East Africa is raising funds to empower LGBT+ refugees
Cuba is undertaking its most significant political change in over 40 years, and the government is encouraging citizens to get involved. Thousands of community meetings are being held across the country, so people can share their thoughts on the new draft constitution. The proposed 224-article new constitution is designed to modernize the nation by recognizing… Read More Cuba removes language about Same-Sex Marriage from draft of new Constitution