Posts tagged ‘LGBT’

October 10, 2012

Now Open: LGBT Flash Mob in Vietnam [HD]

Too cute. Not exactly my idea of a flash mob when you have  track cameras but still.

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October 2, 2012

Born Free and Equal

From the UN:

The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has released a 60-page booklet on sexual orientation and gender identity in international human rights law. The publication, “Born Free and Equal,” sets out the source and scope of State obligations to protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people under international human rights law. Drawing on almost two decades’ worth of UN research, guidance and jurisprudence, the booklet focuses on five core areas where State action is urgently required: protecting people from homophobic violence; preventing torture; decriminalizing homosexuality; prohibiting discrimination; and safeguarding freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

“The case for extending the same rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) persons as those enjoyed by everyone else is neither radical nor complicated. It rests on two fundamental principles that underpin international human rights law: equality and non-discrimination. The opening words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are unequivocal: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

Nevertheless, deeply embedded homophobic attitudes, often combined with a
lack of adequate legal protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, expose many LGBT people of all ages and in all regions of the world to egregious violations of their human rights. They are discriminated against in the labour market, in schools and in hospitals, and
mistreated and disowned by their own families. On the streets of towns and cities
around the world, they are singled out for physical attack – beaten, sexuallyassaulted, tortured and killed. And in some 76 countries, discriminatory lawscriminalize private, consensual same-sex relationships – exposing individualsto the risk of arrest, prosecution and imprisonment.”
September 17, 2012

The State of the LGBT Movement: A Panel Discussion

Very interesting discussion sponsored by HRC and Google.

June 26, 2012

The Amazing Verna St. Rose Greaves.

T&T has many problems but one good thing was that it had the most incredible Minister of Gender, Youth and Child development.  Verna St. Rose Greaves is a social activist and a fighter of much ferocity who amazingly ended up as that Minister.  Suddenly the talk became about human rights for all people and she was the champion of that fight. Last Friday she was removed from Cabinet for political reasons and my heart broke. She is the most wonderful compassionate person I know and she is a friend.  If the world were ending I would want to call Auntie Verna.

Here is Part one of my interview with her today.

 

June 13, 2012

Different sex, same God? Same sex, different God!

The Trinidad & Tobago Humanist Association weighs in on the current move to have equal rights for LGBT people in the T&T Equal Opportunity Act ( for protection from various forms of  discrimination).

April 13, 2012

Kicked Out: LGBT Youth Experience Homelessness

One in four LGBT kids are kicked out after coming out.

Via ITLMEDIA

March 7, 2012

NHL – “If You Can Play…”

Thanks to my brother Victor( I only really have one but still…)  for the link and heads-up.

Visit http://www.youcanplayproject.org/

January 17, 2012

The Second European Conference on LGBT Families – Catalonia 2012

European Documentary Lesbian and Gay Families, produced by Flg. Available from March 2012. More information familieslg.org.

The Second European Conference on LGBT Families want to share the situation of legal rights and inequality suffered by children of LGBT families in different countries across Europe. We work together with other organizations and governments to make progress on the rights of citizenship.We are expecting between 700 and 800 people from different European countries to attend the Conference. It is our intention to spread the achievements of social rights regarding LGBT people in our country.

The meeting will combine conferences, workshops, shared life experiences and leisure time for all families. It is our main objective to make our families visible and to have an impact on the media in our country and abroad.

In the meeting, we will broadcast our second documentary “Homo baby boom” based on the daily lives of LGTB families in different European countries.

The website (in English) is here.

January 14, 2012

Food and flowers at the party tonight.

This photo was taken with Pro HDR Camera for Android.
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January 4, 2012

I’m from Driftwood – A Hawaiian Elder.

What an amazing personal story from an older Hawaiian LGBT person.  Speaking of culture and colonialism and loving yourself.

The I’m From Driftwood Project is one of my faves.