Asia / Middle East / North Africa

Online activists spur change in Middle East, China, world

Online LGBT activism and community-building are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. Moderator for the latest discussion is Andre Banks, executive director of AllOut.org, the  U.S.-based advocacy organization that has enlisted 2 million people worldwide to take action online for LGBTI rights. Panelists / … Continue reading

Europe

Video: The human cost of Russia’s anti-gay campaign

Russia’s “concerted, government-run anti-gay propaganda campaign” is the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. In the latest Daily Beast video, activist Anastasia Smirnova, who was arrested in Russia for posting an LGBT banner at the Sochi Olympics, talks with Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen.  Although Smirnova … Continue reading

Africa / Americas

Video: Challenges, hopes for LGBTI rights worldwide

Challenges and hopes for LGBTI advocacy around the globe are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. In the Daily Beast video titled “Levers for Change,” a panel of three United States-based activists considers LGBTI rights advocacy in the world at large, especially other societies’ … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Jamaican activist: Be a global voice for LGBT liberation

“Parents are kicking out their kids as young as 10 years old because they are LGBTI, for fear that having the kids in the house will incur the wrath of God.”  – Jamaican activist lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, explaining the intensity of his country’s homophobia. In an 8:25-minute video, Jamaican lawyer and activist Maurice Tomlinson urges … Continue reading

Commentary

Quorum – Attend with Live Blog on Human Rights Day

World’s Leading LGBT Activists Speak In New York The Daily Beast, in collaboration with groups including 76Crimes.com, is to host “Quorum: Global LGBT Voices” at the New York Public Library, featuring talks and panels highlighting the struggles and triumphs of LGBT people worldwide.  While the evnt is by invitation only, you can attend by Live … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Quorum: Global LGBT Voices in New York

World’s Leading LGBT Activists To Speak In New York The Daily Beast, in collaboration with groups including 76Crimes.com, is to host “Quorum: Global LGBT Voices” at the New York Public Library, featuring talks and panels highlighting the struggles and triumphs of LGBT people worldwide News Release – Dec. 4, 2014/PRNewswire/ — The Daily Beast, in collaboration with … Continue reading