Discrimination and Equality

Global News

Added on: 12/14/2018
12/12/2018
Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is directly harming and endangering LGBT+ children and young people, according to a new report. The report – which is called “No Support:…

Global News

Added on: 12/13/2018
12/13/2018
On the night of the Brazilian election, Bianca Gama cried as it became clear that the country’s next president would be Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician whose career has…

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Added on: 12/13/2018
12/13/2018
The names of both parents who adopt a baby in Israel must be registered on its birth certificate even if both parents are the same sex. Israel’s…

Global News

Added on: 12/12/2018
12/11/2018
The worldwide struggle for LGBT equality has dramatically changed in the past few years. From our movement’s inception, our great challenge has been to shed our invisibility…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
12/11/2018
Making asylum claims more difficult for members of the LGBTQ community, caravans of refugees — as with those that have traveled up through Central America hoping to…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and…

Global News

Added on: 12/11/2018
12/11/2018
Argentina and the United Kingdom have been chosen Monday to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition for two years starting next June, to succeed Chile and Canada at…

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Added on: 12/11/2018
12/10/2018
On the surface, Australian anti-discrimination laws safeguard queer, trans and non-binary adults and children from discrimination while working and receiving an education. But in reality, our anti-discrimination laws…

Global News

Added on: 12/11/2018
A new religious group will launch a campaign on Tuesday against the LGBT+ community and in support of the “traditional family,” and plans to hold a demonstration…

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Added on: 12/11/2018
“I’m asking you a simple question: Do you have any responsibility towards the LGBT community?” This was one of many inflammatory questions addressed to Armenia’s acting Prime…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
When petitions were filed against the Aadhaar in the Supreme Court years half a decade ago, nobody could have guessed that it would have such an impact…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
From South Africa to India, Costa Rica to Trinidad and Tobago, here is some of the progress made in terms of LGBTIAQ rights across the world in…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
12/09/2018
Senior Church of England bishops will start an inquiry into ‘gay cure’ therapies. Bishops will take evidence from people who have gone through the so-called ‘treatments’ to…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
Staff members at Leo Jr./Sr. High School won’t let their recently-founded Gay-Straight Alliance use the word “gay” or the initialism LGBT+, according to New Now Next. The alliance was originally…

Global News

Added on: 12/08/2018
The civil society association called “Rainbow Families”, which brings together LGBT activists, will ask the Constitutional Court to assess if the new foster care law was in line…

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Added on: 12/08/2018
12/08/2018
“A Europe that protects” is Austria’s motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn’t agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on…

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Added on: 12/07/2018
12/07/2018
Before he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student, Virginia teacher Peter Vlaming defended his convictions. “We are here today because a specific…

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Added on: 12/07/2018
12/06/2018
Gay rights in Mexico is a tricky subject — same-sex marriage is legal in 12 of 31 states plus Mexico City, and gay marriages are federally recognized….

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Added on: 12/07/2018
12/05/2018
An Indonesian city has launched a new campaign to “cleanse” LGBT people of their “social sickness” through religious exorcisms, a move that’s been seen as part of the…

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Added on: 12/07/2018
12/06/2018
Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party. It was all a far…

World Voices

Added on: 12/06/2018
Robert Blackmon
Alturi Project Director
This struggle is depicted in the new feature documentary “Letis in Waiting.” Created by  Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson & Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu, the film features Joey Mataele…

Global News

Added on: 12/06/2018
On a small farm in eastern Uganda, a baby boy named JoJo was born. Skinny with thin lips and cute ears, JoJo grew up hanging out only…

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Added on: 12/06/2018
12/06/2018
The 2019 presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has taken a stance on issues concerning the LGBT community in Nigeria.  She said, yesterday, during…

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Added on: 12/05/2018
12/03/2018
The Trump administration has exempted the United States from provisions in the new USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada that require LGBT+ rights protections to be put…

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Added on: 12/05/2018
12/04/2018
A meeting with Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Lee Bee Wah last night turned awkward, according to an activist representing the Ready4Repeal movement. Edward Foo,…

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Added on: 12/05/2018
12/04/2018
After the Nov. 24 series of referendums, the international media reported that Taiwan’s push for same-sex marriage referendum had been defeated. Although this is disappointing, there was…

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Added on: 12/04/2018
12/03/2018
After 15 years together, social networks manager Marcelo Serrano and designer Wellington Pereti decided to get married immediately instead of waiting until the end of 2019 as…

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Added on: 12/04/2018
12/02/2018
Initial analysis of the final text of the new North American trade pact Canada signed on Friday is pointing to two changes – one potentially helpful for the auto…

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Added on: 12/04/2018
The city council in Pariaman on Nov. 27 approved the new bylaw providing fines of 1 million rupiah (U.S. $70) for behaviors that “are considered LGBT,” the Jakarta…

Global News

Added on: 12/04/2018
12/02/2018
After losing three referendums regarding LGBTQ rights, Taiwanese calls to a LGBTQ helpline jumped 40%, reported Gay Star News. The Taiwain Tongzhi Hotline, which is dedicated to…