May 142013
India - Madurai is heaven, say transgender people. But finding jobs and homes are a challenge.

R. Jyothi Prakash is a second year student in a private engineering college. “I am a transgender. My parents have no clue about my identity. But I have told my teachers and classmates and they have accepted it”, she says. “If I tell my parents about my identity now, they may not accept me and [...]

May 092013
Kenya - Transgender woman sues over inability to obtain job when ID shows her as male

A woman who changed her gender has sued the Kenya National Examination Council for a new examination certificates reflecting her new gender. In a landmark case filed at the Milimani court, Audrey Mbugua Ithibu who was born [redacted] says the fact that her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education bears a different gender and name, she [...]

May 082013
New Zealand - “Shocked” university students stand by workers at McDonald’s in Queen Street

Auckland University Students’ Association stands in solidarity with workers at McDonalds in their fight against low-pay, casualisation, poor working conditions and discrimination such as homophobia and sexual harassment. On May 1st McDonald’s workers held a demonstration outside the company’s Queen St site. Our members who were at the demonstration were shocked by the accounts given [...]

Apr 112013
UK - Architecture firms fail to support gay equality in the workplace according to Stonewall

Built environment companies have again failed to feature on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, leading the campaign to warn of stifled output Architecture does less to promote sexual diversity and tackle homophobia than banking and the armed forces, a leading gay rights campaign group has warned. Stonewall said lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employees’ productivity could [...]

Apr 112013
Россия - В Петербурге появилось гей-такси

The St. Petersburg offered gays a new service – a specialized taxi drivers where all representatives of sex minorities. Most taxi drivers are razvozkoj from the gay clubs, but quite often they are used to carry people to the airport, and even at work. In "gay-taxi" work 20 machines, and all drivers undergo a rigorous selection. As explained by one of the co-founders of the firm's Online812 novel, to work for them [...]

Apr 092013
Univision's 'Nuestra Belleza Latina': la participante de origen mexicano, "Soy lesbiana y estoy orgullosa de serlo"

The participant of Mexican origin words were: "I am a lesbian and I'm proud to be it". Due to his confession, the participant received applause and criticism for his 'sincerity' during the hearings. Karina Hermosillo said he felt that he should be brave and from the beginning, sharing the truth. Hermosillo said that telling the truth " [...]