This week’s Extra! Extra! COVID-19 offers a case-by-case look at how the pandemic is playing out in different parts of the world. Please join the conversation with stories from around the world that interested you in the comments.
This week’s Extra, Extra! brings you some reflections on the 2020 US election (not the primary!) from our beloved political writer and 2020 Democratic Debate Recapper Natalie, more disheartening immigration and LGBTQ+ news, conservative organizing, a new progressive campaign arm from AOC, and an update on the Wet’suwet’en land protectors.
In a historic first both abortion and same gender marriage were decriminalised on midnight October 21st
The ruling from the High Court in Kenya effectively dismissed a joint petition by activists who wanted to strike down colonial era laws that criminalize a whole host of sexual activities.
“Lyra was a ball of energy, passion and wit. To know her even a little was an inspiration.”
Activists score more legal wins in Kenya, where a Court of Appeals dismissed a case seeking to strike down the registration of a national LGBT rights organisation. The win comes amidst a wave of increased visibility of the rights of LGBT Africans.
From conquering Latin America to conquering the world. Meet Juliantina, your new favorite queer couple.
Here’s why Jair Bolsonaro is so dangerous to LGBTQ Brazilians, what’s been happening with the Brazilian presidential race the past few months and how Bolsonaro’s potential win could affect not just Brazil but the entire world.
South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has come under fire from LGBTQ activists and community members for discriminating against LGBTQ people in their processes.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Billie Jean King paved the way for openly gay tennis players, lesbian couples getting married in Australia, Alexandra Chandler would be first trans woman in Congress, Rosa Diaz: Bisexual Avenger, and a cute otter!
LGBTIQ+ activists from around the world gathered to discuss the challenges and the solutions from the front lines around the world at OutSummit.
“Marriage is one thing – it’s just the tip of the iceberg of true equality,” says Cake Tin, bringing up trans people, intersex people, Indigenous people, and people of color. “It isn’t over yet.”
“Seeing 110,000 people take to Taipei’s streets for a pride march that explicitly made diverse sex education its theme gave me hope for a more ambitious movement.”
“Led by youth, a steadfast belief in legal justice, and their right to exist fully and wholly in a country whose mainstream rhetoric remains staunchly anti-gay, NGLHRC refuses to shy away from its mission: to promote and protect the equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals and communities in Kenya.”
“Is this how straights think we have sex? We’re all just rainbow buckles and buckle ends, fruitlessly clacking against each other in sin.”
Taiwan’s ruling made me curious about how the news was being received by LGBTQ people across Asia. Did they too face cultural and institutional oppression against their gender and sexuality, or were their countries more accepting? Would the ruling have any impact on their livelihoods? Is Taiwan an inspiration for their leaders to consider marriage equality or LGBTQ rights overall, or will it not matter as much? I set out to find out by reaching out to LGBTQ activists in 42 Asian countries.
After a decade of using our community to score votes, the Tories have shown that they were always waiting to throw us under the bus.
The government needs to know that we support increasing abortion rights, not suppressing them, and that it is absolutely unacceptable to force uterus owners to fund an organisation trying to restrict our bodily autonomy.
Seven years of cuts have left the NHS on its knees, and we’re all suffering.
We’re allowing vulnerable refugees and migrants to come to harm, and it’s up to us to hold the government accountable.