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Hugo Greenhalgh

Editor, Openly

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hugo Greenhalgh is the editor of Openly, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's dedicated LGBTQ+ news site.

November 24, 2023

A museum in Britain identified Roman emperor Elagabalus this week as a transgender woman, saying it would start using she/her pronouns in written materials about the third-century emperor following a closer reading of classical texts.

North Hertfordshire Museum said historical texts provided ample evidence of the emperor's trans identity, for example recounting how Elagabalus asked to be called "lady", "mistress" and "queen".

May 23, 2023

Nigerian author Arinze Ifeakandu has often dreamed of a society where gay people do not have to hide their love or live in fear of homophobic hate.

But LGBTQ+ people are pushing back against repression through creativity and community, said Ifeakandu, whose debut book "God's Children are Little Broken Things" won the prestigious Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize for literature this month.

November 21, 2022

As the World Cup kicks off in Qatar this week, controversy is raging over the decision to hold the mega sporting event in a country where gay sex is a crime.

Here's what you need to know.

September 23, 2022

Low-income Britons will see few benefits from the historic tax cuts announced by the country's new finance minister on Friday, union leaders and anti-poverty campaigners said, warning that the measures would widen the rich-poor divide.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng scrapped the top rate of income tax as well as a planned rise in corporate taxes in his "mini-budget", and said bankers' bonuses would no longer be capped - measures Prime Minister Liz Truss hopes will help double Britain's rate of economic growth.