Elizabeth, an 8-year-old girl raised by a couple of women in the United Kingdom, has written a letter condemning statements homophobic made recently by Deputy David Jones. The girl recalled in his writing that is being educated "perfectly well" by their two mothers. The British press has highlighted the letter to a girl [...]
A gay lad has refused to be intimidating once appeared a homophobic painted on the facade of its Institute of Rome asking for his resignation as representanteestudiantil. And in Modena, a lesbian student has faced a teacher who called homosexuality "disease" during a debate on homophobia. Two cases that put current debate [...]
That nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage is encouraging progress for those of us who believe that everyone deserves to have basic civil rights. But, even if every state in the country could pass a similar legislation, it would not be enough. What we need is for our federal government [...]
Republicans in the House of RepresentativesFriday introduced a modified version of theViolence Against Women Act that strips the bill of its express protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity, which would enable states to exclude lesbian, bisexual,transgender and transsexual women from receiving benefits under the grant. The House version of the VAWA also modifies language concerning Native American women, adjusting the capability of [...]
Trans-men are reticent, a hardly visible group among the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. Most people do not really know who they are. On the sidelines of the 5th Bangalore Queer Film Festival, this often misunderstood group of people shared details of their struggle to live as they are. “The term ‘transgender’ in common [...]
Police officers in central London have allegedly called a transgendered woman “not normal” as they arrested her for a public order offence in Soho on yesterday afternoon. Witnesses to the arrest on Wardour Street in the heart of London’s gay quarter claim police mocked 49-year-old Jose Dos Santos, taking off her wig and pouring the [...]
„Tod den Schwulen!“ Unter diesen Ausrufen stürmten über 50 Aktivisten schwulenfeindlicher, orthodox-christlich fundamentalistischer und rechtsradikaler Organisationen am Mittwoch Abend in der rumänischen Hauptstadt Bukarest einen Kinosaal und unterbrachen die Vorführung des Films „The kids are all right“.
Vingt ans après la légalisation de l’homosexualité, le parlement russe prépare une loi visant à interdire la propagande gay. Dans une société largement homophobe, cette motion renforce encore plus les divisions entre les organisations pro-gouvernementales et l’opposition, tout en détournant l’attention de la population des problèmes plus pressants.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Justice has required authorities in Binh Phuoc southern province to temporarily halt withdrawing its decision to legally redefine a local transgender woman as real woman, a VnExpress report said. The requirement has been imposed while the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice are waiting for Prime Minister Nguyen Tan [...]
Puerto Rico’s LGBT community received bipartisan support earlier this yearwhen the newly elected mayor of the capital city, San Juan, ordered the municipality’s health insurance provider to include same-sex partners. On the opposite side of the political spectrum, former governor Pedro Rosselló openly endorsed marriage equality, making him the first prominent figure in the Statehood party [...]
For many transgender men and women — the “T” in LGBTQ — Asheville offers a road to acceptance and a comfortable, integrated life. But transgender people often face hurdles in receiving health care, particularly the uninsured. One area clinic, Western North Carolina Community Health Services, helps people scale those hurdles. WNCCHS provides comprehensive care to [...]
The European Union should urge the Ukrainian government at the upcoming EU-Ukraine summit to end abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Ukraine, Human Rights Watch and 23 other groups said today in a letter to EU officials. The letter, signed by 22 Ukrainian nongovernmental organizations, and Equal Rights Trust as well as [...]
Following calls from LGBTI rights groups and legal experts, the Australian Senate committee drafting the new Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill has recommended that ‘intersex’ be included as a category in its own right in the proposed law. ‘The committee recognizes that intersex individuals are often the subject of discrimination in public life, and that [...]