About Greg Hogben

British author of 'My Daughter's Army.' Advocate for Women’s Rights and LGBT Equality.

Watch: Dublin Bus takes senior members of the LGBT community to their first ever Pride.

I posted a video a couple of weeks ago of proud fathers picking up their LGBT kids to take them to Pride on the Dublin Pride Bus. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Ca5QG42dg Now they are back with this heartwarming video of the Dublin Bus taking senior members of the LGBT community to their very first Pride! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF49Lci7irM Homosexuality was illegal in the Republic of Ireland until 1993. Marriage equality finally followed in 2015.

By | 2019-07-05T11:36:41+01:00 July 5th, 2019|LGBTQ+|0 Comments

New York pays $610,000 to a woman forced to give birth in handcuffs.

New York City has agreed to pay $610,000 to a woman they kept handcuffed and shackled whilst in labor. The woman, identified as 'Jane Doe', was 40 weeks pregnant at the time of her arrest for violating an order of protection that was part of a child custody dispute with her former partner. CNN reports: According to the complaint, she was taken from jail to New York's Montefiore Medical Center the next morning with metal cuffs on her wrists and heavy shackles on her feet, binding her legs together at the ankles. Shackling pregnant women in police custody or prison [...]

By | 2019-07-05T10:57:47+01:00 July 5th, 2019|News/Politics, Women's Rights|0 Comments

Open Letter: Dear Nancy Pelosi, it’s time to impeach the President.

Dear House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Ever since the Barr-corrupted release of the Mueller Report, I’ve been hoping and praying you would do the right thing and initiate an impeachment inquiry. But, you did not. Ever since that time, I have placed my trust in your political intuition and experience, but I can no longer do so, for the following reasons: 1)  Trump’s conviction and removal from office by the Senate is NOT the point. Doing the right thing is the point. Trump’s obstruction of justice is flagrant and Mueller’s documentation is clear and convincing. Therefore, impeachment is a Constitutional imperative. 2)  The [...]

By | 2019-07-04T20:53:59+01:00 July 4th, 2019|News/Politics, Open Letters|0 Comments

Dalai Lama ‘deeply sorry’ for remarks about a potential female successor.

The Dalai Lama has apologized for controversial comments made during a recent BBC interview. Responding to a question of whether he would be open to having a female successor, the Tibetan spiritual leader said any future female Dalai Lama should be "attractive". Watch: https://youtu.be/c3Ukm4gKYU4 A statement released on the official Dalai Lama website reads: Remarks made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a recent BBC interview have caused disquiet that we felt it was important to address. Firstly, in responding to a question about whether his own reincarnation could be a woman, and suggesting that if she were she should [...]

By | 2019-07-03T12:11:08+01:00 July 3rd, 2019|News/Politics, Women's Rights|0 Comments

‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizers targeted with glitter bombs.

The FBI and Massachusetts state police have launched an investigation after three members of a group that plans to hold a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston next month reported receiving suspicious packages in the mail Monday. When opened, the packages were found to contain bible passages and glitter. CBS Boston reports: https://youtu.be/9gFAfnR1jzk “Glitter bombing” is seen as an act of protest against those who oppose LGBTQ rights. It was often used by activists against Republican presidential candidates who campaigned against marriage equality. Newt Gingrich 2011 Rick Santorum 2012. Mitt Romney 2012 The Straight Pride Parade is expected to take place on [...]

By | 2019-07-03T13:04:33+01:00 July 3rd, 2019|LGBTQ+, News/Politics|0 Comments

Watch: Anderson Cooper on Trump: “Meeting Putin makes Trump giddy and dictator-curious.”

Anderson Cooper coined a new phrase last night when describing meetings between Vladamir Putin and Kim Jong-Un. "There's just something about meeting with Putin that does it to him that makes him all giddy and dictator-curious." Watch: https://twitter.com/i/status/1145850942765641728 Cooper clearly knows how to coin a phrase.

By | 2019-07-02T12:59:18+01:00 July 2nd, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Twitter ridicules Eric Trump after Obama tweet.

Eric Trump posted a ( since deleted ) tweet yesterday in an attempt to slam Obama. It didn't work out so well for him. A history lesson was swiftly delivered on the President's son. https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/1145798838390837259 And then, of course, came the jokes. https://twitter.com/1IronMan2020/status/1145817018945302528 https://twitter.com/HowardA_Esq/status/1145858820884893696 https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1145897567995211778 https://twitter.com/lifeluver212/status/1145995125061017600 In an attempt to recover any kind of credibility, Eric tweeted out another image in the early hours of Tuesday morning, this time with a different caption. https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/1146000371346759680 Nice try, Eric. https://twitter.com/mrod21mvp/status/1145973187617927168

By | 2019-07-02T11:42:08+01:00 July 2nd, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine lights up for Pride.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York marked Pride this year with a display of rainbow lights illuminating the interior of the cathedral. Cathedral of St. John the Divine The Manhattan Episcopal Church also sent out messages of support to the LGBT community as the city commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall movement. From Facebook: Happy Pride Month from the Cathedral! We're proud to be an official partner of NYC Pride and will be sharing details of upcoming events throughout the month! You can discover more information about this church and its services here: https://www.stjohndivine.org/?fbclid=IwAR2_yby-BejynnoVz__pFAO14m8e8iTo0vwXqEfLrp_Mnp12DA4SLtaORwU

By | 2019-07-02T10:51:04+01:00 July 2nd, 2019|LGBTQ+|0 Comments

Trump pushing for military tanks on the National Mall for 4th of July celebrations.

The National Parks Department is trying to figure out the logistics of Donald Trump’s request for tanks or “other armored military vehicles” to be placed on the National Mall before his 4th July celebrations in Washington. The Washington Post reports: “The ongoing negotiations over whether to use massive military hardware, such as Abrams tanks or Bradley Fighting Vehicles, as a prop for Trump’s “Salute to America” is just one of many unfinished details when it comes to the celebration planned for Thursday, according to several people briefed on the plan, who requested anonymity to speak frankly,”National Park Service acting director [...]

By | 2019-07-01T15:20:45+01:00 July 1st, 2019|News/Politics|0 Comments

Watch: Olly Alexander delivers inspirational speech about LGBT history at Glastonbury.

Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander took time out of their Glastonbury set to speak about LGBT history and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Watch: https://www.facebook.com/bbctwo/videos/490103251560353/ Watch: Years and Years perform 'If you're over me' at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drqFTPhsGs8

By | 2019-07-01T14:34:26+01:00 July 1st, 2019|LGBTQ+|0 Comments