Rachel Savage

INTERVIEW-'Rebel Dykes' filmmaker hopes to unite British LGBT+ generations

Nov 26 2021

LONDON, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L eather-wearing lesbians may have been a minority in 1980s London, but one of the original "Rebel Dykes" hopes her documentary about the punk-loving subculture will bring LGBT+ people together across generational and political divides.

'Killer business case' for diversity in newsrooms

Nov 18 2021

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As media companies around the world struggle to stay afloat, ensuring more diversity among journalists and interviewees is necessary for newsrooms' survival, top editors said on Thursday.

ANALYSIS-IOC's new transgender and intersex guidelines divide sport

Nov 18 2021

ATLANTA/LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The International Olympic Committee's move to drop its advice on testosterone levels for transgender athletes in the absence of scientific consensus leaves sports bodies facing tough decisions on who can compete, some experts have warned.

'People lost their homes': LGBT+ veterans seek redress for sackings

Nov 11 2021

LONDON, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lauren Hough left the U.S. Air Force after she received homophobic death threats, had her car set on fire and was tried for arson. She was cleared by a military court but, despairing of the whole process, she came out as gay and was discharged.

First LGBT+ Afghans arrive in Britain since Taliban's return

Oct 29 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of LGBT+ Afghans has arrived in Britain for the first time since the Taliban's return to power in August caused panic among gay and transgender Afghans, who feared persecution and even death under the Islamists' rule.

'A time of coming out': Greenham lesbians reflect on UK peace camp

Oct 18 2021

LONDON, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In its early 1980s heyday, Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp became an emblem of the global anti-nuclear movement, making headlines in Britain and beyond.

Lithuania's 'gay propaganda' law looms over fight for same-sex unions

Oct 14 2021

VILNIUS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the target of constant homophobic abuse as a teenager, Rimas Prokopovicius rarely heard anything positive about gay people when he was growing up in a provincial city in northern Lithuania.

FACTBOX-Same-sex marriage around the world as Swiss vote in favour

Sep 27 2021

LONDON, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Switzerland voted overwhelmingly to allow same-sex couples to wed and adopt children in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the last countries in Western Europe to legalise gay civil marriage.

ANALYSIS-As Swiss vote on same-sex marriage, reforms slow elsewhere in Europe

Sep 24 2021

LONDON, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Swiss voters decide this weekend whether to let same-sex couples marry and adopt children, LGBT+ rights activists elsewhere in Europe say their fight for gay marriage has taken a back seat to more urgent issues like tackling hate crime.

UPDATE 1-UK court overturns puberty blocker restrictions

Sep 17 2021

LONDON, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British court on Friday overturned a ruling that restricted children's access to puberty-blocking drugs - a new twist in a global debate over when someone can opt to medically transition genders.

World News

Australia sets out curbs for travellers from virus-hit southern Africa

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japan-tighten-border-controls-s-africa-others-new-virus-variant-jiji-2021-11-26 of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.