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Pop Legends Stand Firm Against Far Right Hate

Popular dance music network Radio FG in France and Belgium has expressed its solidarity with rapper Will I Am and his band the “Black Eyed Peas”, who are perhaps most famous for their 2003 hit single “Where is the Love?”  Performing in Poland at the New Year, the band elected to wear rainbow armbands as a gesture of solidarity with the country’s beleaguered LGBTQIA people, as well as women, gypsies and other minorities facing the wrath of a highly conservative administration.  Will confessed to being taken aback at the deluge of hatred he experienced from Polish nationalists, far right extr

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Varadkar Resumes Role as Taoiseach in Ireland

In the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar has for the second time been appointed Taoiseach, or Prime Minister. He resumed duties in December as part of a coalition deal which sees his own Fine Gael Party forming a majority at the Dail with Fianna Fail and the Green Party.

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Remembering Paris Gay Legendary Artist Copi

French gay magazine Tetu has paid tribute to the life and times of gay cartoonist, playwright and artist Copi, who died thirty five years ago, in December 1987 of an AIDS related condition.

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Celebrations at Spanish Trans Bill Victory

Reuters reports that LGBTQIA and especially transgender activists celebrated outside the Spanish Parliament building after the broad left coalition group passed a law that would allow people to legally change their legal and formal gender without reference to a psychologist or medical interventio

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Praise for Finnish Law Reform Proposals

Brazil based radio station, Radio LGBT-Mix says that the Finnish government is poised to change the rules on gender recognition for trans adults.

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Lego have included their “Everyone is Awesome” set of figures in their pre-Christmas “Black Friday” sales.  Media website Digital Spy reports that the figures represent all the colours of the progr


The Irish Times newspaper reports that Ireland’s Parliament, the Dail, will work through a reform of hate crimes laws as a new Bill is proposed by cabinet.


Radio Free Europe, the independent station that since 1949 has transmitted free journalistic commentary from a base in Germany to countries where there is little free media, reports from Belgrade,


Atheist and LGBTQIA campaigners have joined forces to welcome the decision of the Irish Supreme Court in Dublin to reject an application by an evangelical Christian fundamentalist teacher to return


Pink News reports that more than one hundred people attended a demonstration in Dublin outside the offices of the Irish Independent newspaper, to protest at its consistent platforming of anti-trans

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