In The South

If you’re young, LGBT+ and want to work abroad – Malta tops the list

James Ledward April 30, 2018

Where should you move to if you’re young, LGBT+ and want to work abroad? Expert Market, a leading UK B2B comparison site, has produce new research to identify the European countries that offer the best lifestyle and opportunities if you’re LGBT+ and looking for a career change overseas, with Mediterranean hotspot Malta topping the list.

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OPINION: Transitioning with Sugar – Looking Forward by Ms Sugar Swan

Ms Sugar Swan May 27, 2017

Today sees me one week post op of my fourth, and hopefully last, hair transplant surgery. Back in late February I headed to Latvia after a long search for a surgeon who would take on my hair restoration case. A tricky one due to the very advanced state of my balding. In April’s Gscene I covered the search for my surgeon and my experience of Latvia as a solo trans woman, this can be read in back issues online.

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FEATURE: Transitioning with Sugar – Sugar’s Big Hair Trip – Part 1

Ms Sugar Swan April 1, 2017

Latvia, a country neighbouring Russia, regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1992 and decriminalised homosexuality soon after, however, general social opinion has not moved on much since then. In 2005, Riga, the capital city, held its first Pride but unfortunately counter protesters greatly outnumbered Pride attendees and in 2006 Riga Pride was banned by the authorities. Regardless, Pride took place again in 2007 and the 500 Pride-goers outnumbered the 100 counter protesters. However, simultaneous anti-Pride events elsewhere in the city attracted thousands of protesters.

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