Tag Archives: Lgbt

Supreme Court Opens Same-Sex Marriage to All Fifty States

Washington, D.C.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the country, essentially invalidating laws in some states barring same-sex marriage. Here’s how people reacted to the news. Photo courtesy of Tom Morris, WikiCommons. Graphic issued today from the White House. Tweet

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‘Free & Equal’ Campaign by U.N. Spotlights LGBTI Diversity

New York, N.Y.  A new United Nations ‘Free & Equal’ campaign video highlighting the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community is being shown today on the massive screens in New York’s Times Square ahead of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Launch of new video by U.N. Free & Equal […]

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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

New York, N.Y.  Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia University drew participants from Bombay to Brooklyn and Berkley – including glitterati such as literary giant Sir Salman Rushdie, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar of Disgraced fame, and […]

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Has Roman Catholic Synod Embraced the LGBT Community?

The Vatican, Rome.  Yesterday, the Roman Catholic Eleventh General Assembly released its Relatio post disceptationem offering the most embracing view of the LGBT community and other groups historically disenfranchised within the Church.  As media outlets around the globe dissect the findings, and the more conservative American Catholic Church distances itself from the more moderate Pope, our […]

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Ban Says World Must Press Ahead on Equal Rights for LGBT Community

New York, N.Y.  Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that the fight against discrimination “lies at the core of the mission of the United Nations.” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida. In his video message to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, […]

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LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore

Singapore – Singapore’s annual Pink Dot event takes place on Saturday 28 June 2014, and this year it appears to have stirred up more controversy than usual. The grassroots movement which was started in 2009 by a group of individuals, is a large public gathering where attendees are encouraged to wear pink to support the ‘freedom […]

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Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

London, U.K.  The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have today written to all Primates of the Anglican Communion, and to the Presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, recalling the commitment made by the Primates of the Anglican Communion to the pastoral support and care of everyone worldwide, regardless of sexual orientation. In their letter, the Archbishops recalled […]

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Stephen Fry Inspires Sochi Gay Rights Protest Music Video

London, U.K.  German vocalist, Babsi, has shot a video for her debut single We Are Everywhere in support of Stephen Fry’s idea that all athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi, Winter Olympics make a simple gesture: crossing their arms over their chests to show solidarity and support for the LGBT community of Russia.  The video […]

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