Same-Sex Marriage Moves Closer to Becoming Reality in Switzerland

Same-Sex Marriage Moves Closer to Becoming Reality in Switzerland

Autor: Jade MacEwan On the 11th of June, the lower house of the Swiss Parliament, the National Council, voted to approve draft legislation for same-sex marriage and access to sperm donation for women in same-sex partnerships. All parliamentary groups in the House of Representatives argued in favour of the draft legislation for same-sex marriage, although…

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Homophobic viral video in Russia

Homophobic viral video in Russia

Autor: Jade MacEwan You will not find any reference to the original video within this article due to the fact that it embodies hate speech. Images that we include serve the purpose of visual illustrations accompanied by our commentary.  A homophobic political advert has gone viral in Russia in the run up to the referendum…

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Putin aims to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage in Russia

Putin aims to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage in Russia

Autor: Jade MacEwan Photo: Queer Geography archive Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, intends to ask the Russian people to vote for same-sex marriage to be constitutionally banned in a referendum which is planned for next month. The ban on same-sex marriage is part of a wider package of amendments to the Russian constitution…

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Could Same-Sex Marriage Become a Reality in China?

Could Same-Sex Marriage Become a Reality in China?

Autor: Jade MacEwan Photo: Jay on Unsplash In only August of last year, after facing pressure to follow Taiwan’s lead in introducing marriage equality, Chinese government spokesman Zang Tiewei confirmed that same-sex marriage would not be legalised in China (PinkNews, 2019). But could there now be hope for same-sex couples in China who want to marry?…

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(CFP) Mapping Desire – 25 years on: legacies, lessons, and lacunae

(CFP) Mapping Desire – 25 years on: legacies, lessons, and lacunae

CFP: Conference of Irish Geographers (pre-conference symposium and conference 20-23rd May 2020, Dublin Ireland) and Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (1st September-4th September 2020 London, England). The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Mapping Desire edited by David Bell and Gill Valentine. This edited book was the first collection of geographical work on sexuality, and has long played…

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The EU Parliament Adopts a Motion to Protect LGBTI Rights

The EU Parliament Adopts a Motion to Protect LGBTI Rights

by Jade MacEwan On 18 December, the European Parliament passed its first motion on public discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people, including notoriously known Polish LGBTI free zones. The adopted text includes measures to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity and the recognition that hate crimes against LGBTI people…

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CFP: Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects

CFP: Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects

Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects Stefanie C. Boulila (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), Kath Browne (University College Dublin), Catherine Jean Nash (Brock University), Call for Papers for a Special Issue proposal for ACME: Journal of Critical Geographers We are looking for 1-2 more papers for a special issue that we will propose to…

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Zuzana Čaputová has become the first female president of Slovakia

Zuzana Čaputová has become the first female president of Slovakia

A liberal candidate with a strong anti-corruption programme Zuzana Čaputová has won Slovakia’s presidential election, becoming the country’s first woman president of Slovakia. Zuzana Čaputová entered the final presidential voting after winning the first round with 40,57% of all votes. In the morning of 31st of March 2019, when the last votes were counted it…

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Invitation: The European Congress of Psychology & The Russian Psychological Society

The European Congress of Psychology & The Russian Psychological Society Call for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Programming For the European Congress of Psychology in Moscow, Russia, July 2-5, 2019 Abstract Submissions Deadlines: Symposia, Panels, and Oral Presentations and Poster Sessions Submission Deadline: December 3, 2018.  Please distribute this Call to other individuals and groups that might…

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Czech government to support same-sex marriage bill

Czech government to support same-sex marriage bill

Today, on Friday, June, 22 the Czech government has given a backing to a bill which would allow same-sex marriage in Czechia, making it the first country from former communist Europe (with exception of former East Germany) to acknowledge marriage equality. Czechia introduced registered partnerships in 2006 granting partial recognition to same-sex partnerships. During the last…

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