activism

Mar 132013
 
Italia - Matrimoni gay: uno striscione contro il Papa. Multata dai vigili urbani: “Assurdo, non ho offeso nessuno”

“Caro Papa, da sempre la pace è stata ferita e minacciata da soldi, potere, religione e stupidità umana… ma mai dall’amore”. Il messaggio di Sara Merlini era indirizzato a Benedetto XVI, ma potrebbe essere valido anche per il prossimo pontefice.

Mar 132013
 
Indonesia - Constitutional Court justice apologizes after activist writes about being gay and Muslim in country

A constitutional court justice issued an apology after making a statement against gay marriage during a fit and proper test at the House of Representatives. “I apologize if my opinion offended the gay community. I will ask for God’s forgiveness,” judge Arief Hidayat said in a statement on Wednesday. During a fit and proper test [...]

Mar 132013
 
India - With accusations of homophobia, delegate from Jammu and Kashmir probes student suicide

A single-member delegation representing the Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference visited the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) on Tuesday, and recorded the statements of students over the suicide of Kashmiri Ph.D. scholar Mudasir Kamran’s suicide on March 2. Party senior vice-president Muzaffar Shah spoke to students and made notes on of their recollections [...]

Mar 122013
 
Uruguay - Después de las protestas, el gobernador ruso de San Petersburgo sin invitación para la visita Uruguay

El homófobo gobernador de San Petersburgo, Georgy Poltavchenko, canceló su visita a Uruguay. La intendenta de Montevideo, Ana Olivera, le informó al Colectivo Ovejas Negras que, en reconocimiento de los derechos humanos de la diversidad sexual, se anuló la resolución de ciudadano ilustre que había expedido en honor a Poltavchenko.

Mar 112013
 
Mexico - A un año del crimen de odio contra Agnes Torres Hernández, sólo 13% de avance en compromisos hacia comunidad LGBT

A un año del crimen de odio contra Agnes Torres Hernández, la comunidad de la diversidad sexual realizó una vigilia y evaluó los avances que ha habido respecto del pliego petitorio que entregó a las autoridades. Las demandas incluidas competen al gobernador Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, al Congreso y a la PGJ, principalmente, demandas que en su mayoría han sido ignoradas.

Mar 112013
 
USA - Supreme Court justice answers girl's gay marriage letter

A Supreme Court justice has responded to an 11-year-old Wilson girl’s heartfelt appeal for federal recognition of same-sex marriage. Justice Sonia Sotomayor sent Cameron Myers Milne a letter and signed portrait after Cameron asked the high court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and require North Carolina to recognize her lesbian parents’ [...]

Mar 072013
 
Perú - Activistas gay pudieron por fin besarse en la Plaza de Armas de Lima

Tras los incidentes ocurridos el pasado 23 de febrero, cuando la policía impidió que tuviera lugar la concentración “Besos contra la Homofobia” en la Plaza de Armas de Lima, activistas LGTB pudieron por fin llevar a cabo su acción en la simbólica plaza, flanqueada por las sedes de los poderes local (Ayuntamiento), nacional (Palacio de Gobierno) y religioso (catedral yarzobispado).

Mar 072013
 
Camerún - Abogado seguirá defendiendo a la comunidad LGTB pese a recibir amenazas

Lawyer Michel Togue has unveiled that it will continue to defend the human rights of the LGBT community in Cameroon, claiming the need to protect sexual diversity. The lawyer has revealed that it will continue to work for the rights of sexual minorities in the African country after receiving numerous threats. Both the African lawyer as your [...]

Mar 042013
 
Canada - Gay student wants Yukon bishop to back off

A gay student at Vanier Catholic Secondary in Whitehorse is speaking out against the school’s policy on sexual orientation. The policy follows the teachings of the Catholic Church, which hold that homosexual acts are ‘intrinsically disordered’ and are ‘acts of grave depravity.’ Some parents, students and teachers at other schools have expressed concerns about the [...]

Mar 042013
 
UK - Trans activists protest against police transphobia

A group of transgender rights activists held a protest against police transphobia and alleged brutality, in London. Some 25 to 30 people gathered outside Charing Cross police station, in London, this past Saturday (2 March) to protest against transphobic actions by the London police force. The protest followed an incident revealed by Gay Star News, where [...]

Feb 272013
 
Perú - (Video) Chorros de agua y gases para impedir una besada contra la homofobia en Lima

Two years later, the Peruvian Police returned to repress concentration 'Kisses against homophobia', convened Saturday in downtown Lima. Access to the square were blocked by order of the Government, using jets of water or even gas to prevent LGBT activists could carry out its Chile in the symbolic square, flanked [...]