SAND – Safe Ageing No Discrimination – SAND has been formed to raise community awareness and help local authorities, care providers and carers to address the fears and discrimination that may be experienced by older LGBT people and carers by overcoming prejudice in care, stopping negativity, protecting those who are vulnerable and encouraging openness about specific LGBT needs.
Let’s Cheer Our Own! A World First – Two Openly Gay Men Will Lead A Country. For the first time in history, a country will have an openly gay man as both its prime minister and its vice prime minister.Xavier Bettel was sworn in yesterday as Luxembourg’s prime minister, making the former talk show host Europe’s first openly gay prime minister. (Bettel is Europe’s third openly gay head of state, Iceland has had a gay premier in the past, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and Belgium’s current premier, Elio Di Rupo, is gay.)
Resource: Queerbio.com – The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 5,000 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer, and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.
Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’. Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man. In a YouTube broadcast, the 19-year-old London 2012 bronze medallist said: “In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.
Today is World AIDS Remembrance Day. With ‘How To Survive A Plague’ being released, this year is perhaps even more a fitting time to remember and reflect on the origins of the modern AIDS movement and remind ourselves that the success of the treatment cause was also the root of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Today is also the public honorartion of the heroes and heroines of a time without which, today would be impossible. A kiss and a salute in equal measure. And still, silence equals death. We Remember.