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May 092013
 
Honduras - Salvador Nasralla comparecerá ante fiscalía

Presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla shall submit to testify this morning before the public prosecutor for human rights, after he was accused by members of the community lesbian gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) for alleged incitement to hatred, homophobia and discrimicacion. The so-called "Lord of television" said last April 28 in its [...]

Apr 252013
 
Chile - Critican a Carabineros por uso desproporcionado de la fuerza

The National Institute of human rights (NHRIS), today criticized Chile's Carabineros (militarized police) by the disproportionate use of force, degrading ill-treatment at police stations and the indiscriminate use of deterrent means demonstrations. The facts are highlighted in the 2012 annual report of this institution in the human rights programme and [...]

Mar 222013
 
France - Derrière la grande illusion de la "Manif pour tous" (Samuel Laurent)

There are thirty-seven. Thirty-seven associations co-host the demonstration for all, which is the detailed list on the official website of the movement, and who embody diversity: more gay marriage and Homovox represent a gay homosexual anti-marriage, while Muslims for child or son of France speaking on behalf of the Muslims. [...]

Mar 222013
 
Cameroon - Four rights groups decry anti-homosexuality laws. 28 procecuted for same-sex conduct since 2010.

Four rights groups released a scathing report Thursday claiming Cameroon clamps down on same-sex relationships more ruthlessly than most other nations in the world. The 55-page report, ‘Guilt by Association: Human Rights Violations in the Enforcement of Cameroon’s Anti-Homosexuality Law,’ was released by Human Rights Watch, Alternatives-Cameroun, Association for the Defence of Gays and Lesbians [...]

Mar 072013
 
Österreich - Rechtskomitee Lambda: Aktualisierte Auflistung der Ungleichbehandlungen bei Eingetragener Partnerschaft

Das ‘Rechtskomitee Lambda (RKL) – Österreichs Bürgerrechtsorganisation für homo- und bisexuelle sowie transidente Frauen und Männer’ hat anlässlich der Einführung der Eingetragenen Parnterschaft für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare eine Klagsoffensive gegen die (von der ÖVP hineinreklamierten) Ungleichstellungen und Diskriminierungen eingeleitet. Einige Klagen wurden bereits erfolgreich gewonnen. Nun legte das RKL unter und dem Präsidenten und Rechtsanwalt Dr. Helmut Graupner und Mag. Raoul Fortner eine aktualisierte Auflistung der Ungleichstellungen und Diskriminierungen im Gesetz zur Eingetragenen Partnerschaft im Vergleich zur Ehe für heterosexuelle Paare auf.

Mar 042013
 
UK - Stonewall calls for apology to gay people from Scottish Cardinal

A Scottish cardinal who stepped down from church leadership after admitting sexual misconduct should apologize to gay people for his years of “vicious and cruel language” about them, Britain’s leading gay-rights group said Monday. Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned last week as Britain’s top Roman Catholic cleric after being accused of inappropriate behavior by three priests [...]

Mar 012013
 
Türkiye - LGBT bireylere yönelik nefret suçları artıyor

HALKLARIN Demokratik Kongresi Mersin Gençlik Meclisi, Mersin Üniversitesi’nde “Cinsiyetçiliğe, ayrımcılığa, ötekileştirmeye son” başlıklı forum düzenledi. Vural Ülkü Konferans Salonu’nda düzenlenen forumda konuşan HDK Genel Meclis Üyesi, Lambda İstanbul Dayanışma Gönüllüsü Yıldız Tar, eşcinsel ve trans bireylere yönelik nefret suçlarının arttığını ve LGBT bireylerin toplumun dışına itilmek istendiğini söyledi.

Feb 012013
 
France - ACT UP/Paris: Les pouvoirs publics doivent maintenir une vigilance élevée face à la volonté de commercialiser prématurément la PrEP

Dans un communiqué de presse daté du 29 janvier 2013, l’association AIDES confirme sa volonté, déjà exprimée à l’automne, de faire commercialiser le truvada© en prévention de l’infection à VIH au plus vite. Elle demande à l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) de mettre en place une RTU (recommandation temporaire d’utilisation).

Feb 012013
 
Nepal - Human Rights Watch: Country failed key human rights commitments in 2012

Nepal’s government failed to take significant steps toward fulfilling numerous key human rights commitments in 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in its annual World Report 2013. In its 665-page report, Human Rights Watch assessed progress on human rights during the past year in more than 90 countries, including an analysis of the aftermath of [...]

Jan 312013
 
USA - Boys Scouts of America: Not good enough. Join petition. (HRC)

The Boy Scouts of America is considering ending its nationwide ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders. But the policy is not good enough – it would simply allow local units to decide on their own whims whether to turn members away just for being gay. That doesn’t sound friendly, courteous or kind. The Boy Scouts of America [...]

Jan 312013
 
USA - Send a message to the Boy Scouts before it's too late (GLAAD)

It’s been nearly a year since GLAAD first called on the Boy Scouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders. After hearing from GLAAD and seeing 1.4 million signatures on Change.org in support of equality, they’re considering changing the policy once and for all, but first they want to hear from you.

In just a few days, the Boy Scouts Board of Directors will vote on ending the discriminatory policy, and anti-gay activists are already doing everything they can to make sure that vote comes up short.

Jan 242013
 
Ireland - TV ads offended transgender community, rules Irish watchdog

A complaint against the mobile phone company Meteor by a transgender group has been upheld by the advertising watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) upheld a number of complaints against Meteor over an advertisement for mobile broadband. The company was the subject of complaints by the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) claiming the [...]

Oct 312012
 
UK - Stonewall's bigot award prompts banks' threat to withdraw sponsorship

Stonewall has promised to press ahead with its annual bigot of the year award, despite pressure from two leading banks which have threatened to withdraw sponsorship. Barclays and Coutts both say they will rethink their support for the British gay charity’s annual awards following complaints from Christian campaigners about the singling out of individuals for [...]

Oct 182012
 
USA - Catholic Church and NOM responsible for 60% of anti-equality funding in four marriage ballot states reports HRC

New HRC report finds money being siphoned from Dioceses around the country to fund political campaigns aimed at discrimination. The Catholic Church is funneling unprecedented dollar amounts into the four states where marriage equality is on the ballot this fall – Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington – and in many cases, parishioners may not even [...]