discrimination

Mar 052013
 
Italia - Essere transessuali. Una storia del coraggio di essere se stessi

Dopo il racconto di S, ragazzo trans (FtM) ci ha scritto una ragazza, sempre di Pisa, per raccontarci la sua esperienza. Per ovvi motivi useremo un nome di fantasia, la chiameremo Erica.

Mar 052013
 
Nepal - Police accused of long-hair crackdown

Police in Nepal denied on Tuesday that they had been targeting people with long hair as part of a drive against “hooliganism” in the capital that has seen more than 1,000 people arrested in the last week. “We based our arrests on complaints from local people about youth loitering and making noise,” Kathmandu police spokesman [...]

Mar 042013
 
New Zealand - Coroner who declined full inquest into suicide of gay soldier previously attacked gay marriage

The coroner who declined a full inquest into the suicide of a gay soldier is a Mormon church elder who attacked same-sex marriage in a submission to Parliament, saying it was an unnecessary “social experiment”. Gordon Matenga (pictured) put the submission before MPs just three months before declining to open an inquest into the death [...]

Mar 042013
 
Australia - Senator Christine Milne: I was once called the "mother of teenage sodomy"

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother”.- Lin Yutang, Chinese writer The Australian people may know me as a politician but I am, and will always be, a mother first. I am incredibly proud of both my sons and love them both equally and passionately. Both my children were brought [...]

Mar 042013
 
España - Jorge Fernández Díaz, ministro del Interior, contrario al matrimonio igualitario porque no garantiza “la pervivencia de la especie”

The Minister of the Interior, Jorge Fernández Díaz, has returned to express once again its opposition to the right of same-sex couples to marry. Fernández Díaz, who after the ruling dismissing the appeal of his party against equal marriage was one of the first to show his disagreement, returns to the fray stating that it is in [...]

Mar 012013
 
Россия - Запрет прошлогоднего гей-прайда в Москве обжалован в Верховном Суде России

Запрет шествий и митингов прошлогоднего майского гей-прайда в Москве обжалован в пятницу 1 марта в Верховном Суде России. В высшую судебную инстанцию страны направлена надзорная жалоба на решения нижестоящих судов о законности запрета столичными властями акций седьмого Московского гей-прайда 26-27 мая 2012 года.

Mar 012013
 
Россия - Оргкомитет Социального марша запретил использование ЛГБТ-символики на шествии и митинге 2 марта.

Оргкомитет Социального маршазапретил использование ЛГБТ-символики на шествии и митинге 2 марта. Об этом сообщила в твиттере член совета Левого фронта Екатерина Мочалова, которая будет вести митинг. Она уточнила, что решение было принято за месяц до акции большинством голосов на заседании оргкомитета. Ранее сообщалось, что “радужная колонна” собирается принять участие в марше.

Mar 012013
 
South Africa - Annie Lennox demands an end to violence against women and girls

Annie Lennox has issued a call to action today, in response to the epidemic of violence that has been taking place against women and girls in South Africa for years. The petition implores South African media, key government officials, and religious leaders to make a commitment of personal and professional responsibility, in order to ensure [...]

Feb 272013
 
Sweden - Transgender people battle for forced sterilization payments

With transsexuals in Sweden now able to change gender legally without being sterilized, those who were forced to accept the procedure prior to a recent law change continue their fight for compensation from the state. Sweden is often hailed as a forward-thinking society promoting equality for all, but transsexuals who had to accept to be [...]