Young LGBT activists seek to establish equality and freedom under the law for LGBT persons at the Supreme Court of Mauritius by challenging the constitutionality of Section 250
The Young Queer Alliance is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered as HIV tester for the organisation on a freelance basis starting February 2022 up to January 2023.
The Young Queer Alliance is inviting for Expression of Interest (EOI) from Academics, Legal Practitioners, Law firms and Human Rights Consultancy firms to submit a thematic research with regard to: “Trans equality in Mauritius through universal human rights lenses”.
The PlanetRomeo Foundation supported the Young Queer Alliance to supply face masks, hand sanitizers and food packs to 20 LGBTQ people in Mauritius affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2021, a one-day symposium on the theme “Diminie inegalite, avanceman drwa imin” was organised by the Young Queer Alliance (YQA) on the 15 December 2021to raise awareness among policy makers, public sector actors, the private sector representatives, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other human rights bodies on the situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) in Mauritius.
Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director, Out Leadership, intervened during the symposium organised by the Young Queer Alliance on the theme “Diminie inegalite, avanceman draw imin”. During his intervention, Fabrice Houdart emphasised on the role of the Private Sector in promoting equality.
As part of the European Union funded project “Strengthening the inclusion and social acceptance of LGBTQIA+ persons, through policy and mindset changes, in Mauritius and Rodrigues”, the Young Queer Alliance launched the thematic research “A place called home: the condition and challenges of LGBTQIA+ persons in family settings” on 03 December 2021. The research was carried out by Me. Danisha Sornum, MMP, LLM.
On Saturday 06 November 2021, the US Navy christened and launched a ship named after gay rights leader Harvey Milk who was forced to resign from the naval force because of his sexual orientation despite having served his country during the Korean War.
Dr. Rachel Levine, the senior President Biden health appointee, made history by being nominated as the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender official and first openly transgender four-star officer.
The Young Queer Alliance organised a training session on “Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius” whereby the current legal framework available in the respect, protection and promotion of human rights including LGBTQIA+ rights were shared among participants present.