Feb 272013
RU - Una niña de 8 años envió una carta a un diputado británico para condenar su homofobia

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 [...]

Feb 252013
USA - Republicans strip transgender protections from Violence Against Women Act

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 [...]

Feb 212013
Rumänien - „Tod den Schwulen“ tout en regardant "The Kids Are Alright". La police qui étaient présents ne font rien.

„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“.

Feb 212013
France - L’interdiction Russe de la « propagande gay » suscite une forte émotion

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.

Feb 212013
Vietnam - Ministry of Justice requires Binh Phuc authorities to halt legally redefining local trans woman

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 [...]

Feb 212013
Puerto Rico - Supreme Court rules against same-sex adoption

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 [...]

Feb 212013
USA - Local clinic in Asheville, North Carolina works to aid transgender residents

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 [...]

Feb 212013
Ukraine - EU should raise LGBT rights at summit, condemn anti-gay bills, violence (Human Rights Watch)

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 [...]

Feb 212013
Australia - Intersex included in Australian draft discrimination bill

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 [...]