The Gambian government has rejected National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s recent comments against the country’s LGBTI rights record.
An anchor on state-run television on June 5 read a statement from the Gambian government that noted Rice last month “described the rejection of gay and lesbian activities by the Gambia as a violation of human rights.”
This week, Colombia moved to begin allowing its transgender_intersex_issues citizens to legally change how their name and gender are registered on government identification cards—without having to endure intrusive physical and psychological examinations to prove their sex.
Sri Linka's Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera should be arrested for voting in favor of gay rights at the UN, a Sri Lankan MP has said.
Wimal Weerawansa, leader of the National Freedom Front, said the minister had violated the country's penal code by voting against a Russia resolution calling for the withdrawal of partner benefits to gay and lesbian UN employees.
Chechen strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov denied Wednesday that any homosexuals have been arrested in his Russian Caucasus republic, dismissing media reports about alleged abuse of gays. "Provocative articles about Chechnya (have) reported...