Image Credit: Barilla Group and Olimpia Zagnoli Barilla, the company which faced immense backlash after its CEO made homophobic comments in 2013, handed out packets of spaghetti featuring an illustration of a lesbian couple during the October Pasta World Championship. In 2017, Barilla contacted Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli to create an image to be used on limited edition packets of spaghetti no 5 for the Barilla-sponsored World Pasta Championship 2018. “My first reacti
A New York Times report on Sunday says the Trump administration is planning to roll back civil rights protections for LGBTQ people - which were strengthened during the Obama administration - by narrowing the definition of 'sex.' A leaked draft memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to erase transgender rights and recognition by “considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” Accord
Image Credit: Human Rights Campaign The Human Rights Campaign used the Helsinki Summit between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday 16th July to pressure both leaders to stop the human rights abuses against suspected gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. A message was projected onto a wall at the Presidential Palace where the summit was held. The scrolling messages read: Trump and Putin: Stop the Crimes Against Humanity in Chechnya Investigate LGBTQ Persecution in
Donald Trump's first 99 days in office were punctuated by record-breaking protests, so it’s fitting that his 100th day was no different.
Thousands of people joined marches across America on Saturday, protesting Trump’s roll back of Obama-era climate change policies and demanding immediate climate action. Reflecting on his own performance so far, Trump ignored his record lowest approval ratings for any president at this point in his term since polling began. "The first 100
On Saturday night at a New York gala for LGBTQ civil rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, Meryl Streep accepted the National Ally For Equality Award.
In a powerful, emotional and at times funny acceptance speech, Streep defended her January Golden Globe’s anti-Trump tirade and addressed his twitter response labelling her ‘overrated’. But more importantly, she dedicated the award to “my gay and trans teachers, colleagues, agents, mentors and friends, who should take the
49 celebrities honour the 49 victims of the Orlando Massacre in new #StopTheHate video. The Human Rights Campaign has released an 18 minute video honouring the 49 victims of the Orlando Massacre at Pulse Nightclub.
The video is directed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel and features 49 actors, directors and entertainment leaders including Sofia Vergara, Matt Bomer, Caitlyn Jenner and Lada Gaga, telling the individual stories of the victims of the attack.
"The 49 hero