JK Rowling Gives Blessing to Powerful Harry Potter Comic Tribute for Orlando Victims

A powerful artwork featuring Harry Potter characters will appear in a comic book to raise funds for Orlando Pulse victims, after JK Rowling gave her blessing. The artwork was created by celebrated comic book artist Jim Lee – and the Potter author gave her blessing for it to appear in the ‘Love is Love’ anthology


Rainbow staircase brightens up historic Reykjavik school for Pride

This amazing rainbow staircase was unveiled in the heart of Iceland’s capital ahead of this month’s Pride parade. Reykjavik Pride took place over the last weekend, with thousands flocking to the parade through the city centre. Ahead of the event, the steps to one of the city’s oldest institutions, Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík school, were lit up


On Saturday the 10th of May, the 2015 European IDAHOT Forum celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) took place in Montenegro. The representatives of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL participated to the event and were presented together with the other international LGBT* organizations attending the event, the ILGA-Europe’s 2015 review of


Fabuloso! Is this the world’s first languages school for LGBTIs?

The Gay European Tourism Association [GETA] has partnered with Sign Up, a Seville-based language school, to create language courses specially tailored for LGBTIs. The big question is, will they teach Polari? The two and four-week courses will be taught by a gay teacher in Seville [the city’s Plaza de España is pictured, right], the capital


Switzerland votes for law to protect LGBTIs from prejudice

While it is not allowed, 54% of Swiss people support same-sex marriage. Switzerland has voted for a law to protect LGBTI people from discrimination. The parliament voted with 103 in favor, 73 against and nine abstentions to ensure nobody is targeted with hate speech and discrimination on the basis of their sexual or gender identity. It


Slovakia’s fight for LGBTI equality

Slovakia’s referendum result provides a strong platform for future constructive discussion on same-sex partnerships, according to equality organisation ILGA-Europe. It was announced on Sunday (8 February) that the referendum had not reached the required 50% voter threshold and was therefore invalid. Despite attempts by anti-equality campaigners and various organisations (from both inside and outside Slovakia)


The Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will perform live at the Vienna International Centre in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during the Secretary-General’s visit to the United Nations in Vienna. During the event both the UN Secretary-General and the singer will address the audience of UN staff, diplomats