South Scotland By Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website 24 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47291707 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel It is one of Dumfries' most prominent … [Read more...] about Church could host LGBT-friendly homes
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Amid a mass of colour and pounding Latin rhythms, revellers at this year’s Bogotá Pride march waved banners stating “not one step back”. They were among tens of thousands who took to the streets to celebrate and support Colombia’s LGBT community. Many annual Pride marches that were once solemn protests against repression have become celebrations of now-existing rights or progress, reflecting the strength of LGBT communities. In Bogotá, for example, the capital of a macho and socially conservative country, there has been surprising progress in LGBT rights. In March, Angélica Lozano Correa, a former member of the Bogotá city council, became the first openly LGBT person to be elected to the country’s Senate. In 2016 the country’s government passed laws allowing same-sex couples to adopt and marry, and the previous year it granted transgender people the right to change their identity on official government documents – policies … [Read more...] about Which is the world’s most LGBT-friendly city?
0 Have your say SIX Yorkshire-based organisations have made the list of the top 100 employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender staff. The highest entry in Yorkshire and Humberside comes from Touchstone at number 20, which remained consistent after ranking in the same spot in 2018. The University of Sheffield is the regions second highest ranking organisation, climbing one position to 23 (24 in 2018) while DFW makes the strongest debut of organisations in Yorkshire and Humberside, ranking at 59.The Joseph Rowntree Foundation also joins the list for the first time at 67 where they join Leeds City Council and Teesside University. The top 100 rankings are produced by campaign group Stonewall and are considered to be the definitive list ranking employers from across public, private and third sectors on how LGBT-inclusive their workplaces are and is intensely competitive.Alison Lowe, chief executive and Touchstone LGBT Champion, said: “Touchstone is … [Read more...] about Yorkshire firms’ LGBT work lauded in campaign group list
The Royal Navy has once again been included in the annual list of the best employers to work for if you are lesbian, gay, bi or trans (LGBT). In fact, the armed forces, including the Royal Marines, all appear prominently in the list of the Top 100 Employers 2019 compiled by Stonewall, the UK LGBT rights charity. With it having become accepted in modern business that staff perform better when they are allowed to be themselves, all right-thinking, up-to-the-minute employers are now doing everything to ensure LGBT people are fully included in the workplace. Stonewall compiles an annual Workplace Equality Index, the “definitive benchmarking tool” for employers, to measure progress on LGBT inclusion. The charity – named after the 1969 Stonewall gay rights riots in New York City – said: “Every organisation featured (in its list) has done great work over the past year to help achieve acceptance without exception for all LGBT people.” Participating employers … [Read more...] about These are the most LGBT-friendly employers in South West
The sun sets on Havana as male dancers carrying colourful fabrics, sequin lace dresses and peacock feathers rush into Las Vegas nightclub, located just steps away from The Malecon, a seaside promenade serving as the city’s unofficial nightly gathering point. Just a few years ago, Cuba would never have allowed the LGBT-friendly venue to exist in such broad visibility. After Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, the state persecuted gay men and women for years, sending people to labour camps, forcing the repression of millions by outlawing homosexuality and implementing strict laws which led to widespread harassment of the LGBT community during the 1960s. But the cabaret performers have no spare time tonight to reflect on their nation’s history, or even to share a Havana Club with some of the regulars who have begun flooding into the bar. The show is running slightly behind schedule due to a last-minute ordering issue. Dancers race against the clock … [Read more...] about Cuba’s most famous transgender drag queen has a message for Trump: Lift the embargo