May 242012
USA - University of North Carolina investigating campus group that voted to expel an openly gay member

Chapel Hill officials are investigating whether an on-campus a cappella group violated the school’s non-discrimination policy when it voted unanimously to expel an openly gay member based on his views. Blake Templeton, a spokesman for the Christian group, Psalm 100, says that it dismissed senior Will Thomason because his views on homosexuality differed from the Bible and [...]

May 242012
Italy - For 75% of gays in the workplace there is discrimination, new study in Bologna

Sono discriminati and invisible, and non denunciare preferiscono spesso i soprusi of subiti colleghi the dai loro capi. E ' il che framework emerges from una ricerca che, per la prima volta in Italia, ha non soltanto i lavoratori interpellato omosessuali, ma anche quelli eterosessuali, sulle condizioni di lavoro dei loro colleghi Glbt (gay, lesbiche, bisessuali [...]

May 242012
Ireland - Prejudices in healthcare can put gay patients at risk, group warns

Gay, lesbian and bisexual people are at risk of receiving inadequate healthcare because of assumptions and prejudices among some healthcare workers, a leading advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has warned. Odhrán Allen, director of mental health issues with the Gay Lesbian Equality Network (Glen), was speaking at the publication of [...]

May 242012
Malaysia - Authorities seize copies of lesbian activist, Irshad Manji, book

Malaysia’s Islamic authorities have seized copies of the book by Canadian author Irshad Manji as its content was deemed contrary to Islamic teachings, a senior official said on Thursday. Wan Jaafar Wan Ahmad, chief senior assistant director of the Religious Islamic Department, said enforcement officers raided a bookshop late on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur and [...]

May 222012
Georgia - Christian Democrats in country want to follow example of Russia

The Georgian Christian Democrats want to follow the example of Russia and so-called "propaganda" for homosexuals in Georgia be punishable. The Georgian intelligence Civil Georgia reported this. In St. Petersburg was adopted before a law that homosexuality, is known as "propaganda" for a determined sexual orientation of a person, in this case under penalty. The [...]

May 182012
Iran - Lifestyles of LGBT exposes them to horrific punishment, study finds

The lifestyles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Iran are comprehensively and systematically denied by the Islamic regime, which exposes them to horrific punishment, bullying and risk of suicide, a study has found. The first detailed report on Iran’s LGBT community has found that its members live under social and state repression, with [...]

May 182012
Vietnam - Gay teens encounter dilemma of discrimination

A majority of homosexual students have suffered from communal discrimination and violence, including from their friends and teachers, according to experts addressing a workshop in the capital on Wednesday. A recent survey conducted by the Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population on 520 homosexual, bisexual and transsexual people with an average age of [...]

May 172012
Belarus - March to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia not allowed in Minsk

Authorities in the Belarusian capital Minsk have prevented gay activists from holding protests to mark the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17. The owner of an online portal focusing on gays in Belarus, Syarhey Androsenka, told RFE/RL that city authorities had rejected a request from the activists to hold three separate demonstrations — in [...]

May 172012
Fiji - Police cancel gay pride march

Gay rights activists in Fiji accused police of homophobia on Thursday after the first ever planned pride march through the Pacific nation’s capital was cancelled at the last minute. Roshika Deo, a trustee of rights group Oceania Pride said the group received a permit last month to hold the march on Thursday evening but police [...]

May 162012
Danmark - Præst afviste at begrave homoseksuel

A daughter from North Jutland had speechless accept that a priest refused to bury her 74-year-old mother, because his mother had lived as a homosexual. It was a priest from the Diocese of Aalborg, who a fortnight ago refused to stand for the funeral of Kirsten's mother, who has lived with another woman in 30 years. Not [...]