Category : gay rights

Padraig Reidy: The “gay cake” case bedevils Northern Ireland

alt informationA new struggle has emerged over what many religious people in Northern Ireland see as threats to their religious freedom and way of life. And a cake has become the latest flashpoint

Gay Egyptians living in “constant fear” as crackdown from authorities and media worsens

alt informationIn recent months, 150 suspected homosexuals have been arrested and detained, while reporting by pro-government media has further fuelled prejudice against gay people. Shahira Amin reports

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

alt informationA media that paints puritans and fanatics as mainstream forfeits its right to condemn them, writes Alex Gabriel

“We no longer feel safe”: Egypt’s attacks on gay rights

alt informationFollowing three men being sentenced to eight years in prison "for committing homosexual acts", Shahira Amin investigates the dangers faced by Egypt's vulnerable gay community

Homophobic rant by radio host highlights Greece’s gay rights problem

alt informationJournalists Dimos Verikios said there is a "dictatorship of the gay minority” and gay people should be "treated" by members of Golden Dawn, writes Christos Syllas

Ireland: Legal threats from Catholic commentators put drag artist Panti in a twist

alt informationA gay performer faces legal action after criticising "homophobic" journalists. But does this signal the weakness of traditional views on sexuality? Padraig Reidy reports

India: “Even the Supreme Court thinks my ‘lifestyle’ is illegal”

By reinstating a law banning gay sex, the Indian state is entering citizens' bedrooms and infringing on their integrity and bodily autonomy, writes Sayan Bhattacharya

Croatia’s referendum: Religious institutions, right wing flex their muscles on gay marriage

Croatians voted Sunday to amend the constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. The campaign had been orchestrated by the country's religious institutions. Barbara Matejčić reports

All Out: Downloading is a choice

alt informationGay rights campaigners should be wary of calling for censorship of a "sexual purity" app, says Sean Gallagher

Shutting down Russia’s LGBT community

Russia’s drive against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people continues unabated as the country’s Duma considers a law banning “homosexual propaganda”, Elena Vlasenko reports from Moscow. Before 1993, being a homosexual in Russia meant the possibility of being sent to either a mental institution or prison — and it wasn’t until 1999 that it was dropped […]

Mexican teacher fired for showing gay rights film

A 28-year-old middle school teacher at a private school in Mexico City has been fired after showing her students the 2008 film Milk, which tells the story of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was murdered in San Francisco in the 1970s. Mexico’s capital has been celebrated as a champion of gay rights in the […]

British theatre producer freed in Uganda

David Cecil, who faced jail for putting on a "gay" play, has seen charges dropped after an Index campaign. Milana Knezevic reports