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Hugo Greenhalgh

Marchers protest New York's 'commercialized' Pride parade

Jul 01 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chanting slogans of defiance, thousands of marchers took to the streets of New York on Sunday to protest commercialization of the city's official Pride parade attended by millions of people a few blocks away.

INTERVIEW-Straight people have "a lot to learn" from LGBT+ community - Richard Branson

Jul 01 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Straight people have "a lot to learn from gay people," billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson said on the eve of New York's Pride march, saying he would be "absolutely delighted" to have an LGBT+ grandchild.

Marchers protest New York's 'commercialized' Pride parade

Jul 01 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chanting slogans of defiance, thousands of marchers took to the streets of New York on Sunday to protest commercialization of the city's official Pride parade attended by millions of people a few blocks away.

INTERVIEW-Straight people have "a lot to learn" from LGBT+ community - Richard Branson

Jun 29 2019

NEW YORK, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Straight people have "a lot to learn from gay people," billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson said on the eve of New York's Pride march, saying he would be "absolutely delighted" to have an LGBT+ grandchild.

Grammy-nominated MNEK calls outs racism in LGBT+ community

Jun 29 2019

NEW YORK, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The LGBT+ community should look at its unspoken racism and question why it is not more diverse, Grammy Award-nominated MNEK said during celebrations of the Stonewall uprising.

INTERVIEW-Stonewall 50 is a 'call to stay awake,' says Broadway actor Tituss Burgess

Jun 29 2019

NEW YORK, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four-time Emmy Award nominee and Broadway actor Tituss Burgess doesn't just do activism, he sings it as well.

Drive for LGBT+ equality feared stalling 50 years after Stonewall

Jun 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Tree Sequoia joined hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people rioting in downtown New York 50 years ago, same-sex relations were illegal in more than 100 countries worldwide and every U.S. state had anti-sodomy laws.

Women hope playing in Europe's top LGBT+ rugby contest encourages others

Jun 09 2019

DUBLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women rugby players took to the pitch for the first time at the LGBT+ inclusive Union Cup Dublin 2019 on Saturday, with players and supporters hoping their involvement would encourage other women and greater diversity in the sport.

'Tales of the City' author calls for 'revolution' to end homophobia

Jun 06 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the modern LGBT+ rights movement, U.S. novelist Armistead Maupin said it was time for storytellers to take the "cultural revolution" to countries where "queers get thrown off roofs".

INTERVIEW-No rush to change gender - UK writer joins trans debate

May 30 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children should not make life-changing choices too early when "gender identity is more fluid," British novelist Jeanette Winterson said on Thursday in an intervention that could anger trans rights activists.

World News

Britain's new leader Johnson vows to get Brexit done

Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.