강원도교육청이 추진중인 학교인권조례(안) 일부 조항이 동성애를 조장할 수 있다는 우려가 확산되는 가운데 조례 제정을 둘러싸고 찬반 논란이 심화되고 있다.
Abuse and sexual assaults on boys, girls and adolescents are a reality of great dimension and that still does not acquire the recognition that should to be considered even within society as a taboo. Certain it is that offenders who are convicted go to jail but what about a greater visibility [...]
The Massachusetts Department of Education on Friday issued directives for handling transgender students, including allowing them to use the bathrooms or play on the sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify. The guidance was issued at the request of state board of education to help schools follow the state’s 2011 anti-discrimination [...]
Trouble viewing translation? Select your default language using Google Translate near top of page. Please be patient with machine translation as it is an evolving technology. Gender, in particular, is problematic in machine translations. This Valentine´s Day, sex is on the table. While the fluff of romance is barricading everyone´s mind, the youth of Beirut [...]
Shrinking the target age group defining youth from the existing 13-35 years to 16-30 years and inclusion of groups — transgender, gay and lesbians along with those infected with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis who suffer from social or moral stigma — in a new category are some of the salient features of the draft National Youth [...]
El cuerpo de Anthony Stubbs, un adolescente de 16 años de Lancashire y padre de una pequeña de 4 meses de edad, ha sido encontrado en el bosque, colgado de un árbol y junto a una nota de suicidio. El joven había desaparecido a mediados del pasado noviembre, y su madre culpa de lo sucedido al acoso [...]
The words “CUÍDATE, PATO” were scrawled across a piece of paper that had been tucked under Pedro Julio Serrano’s windshield wiper. “‘Take care of yourself, faggot,’ it means in English’,” Pedro Julio said. It was 1998 and the then-24-year-old Pedro Julio was running as the first openly gay candidate of the Puerto Rican House of [...]
In Oakland, the group where HIV infection rates are growing the fastest, is described as YBMSM or young, black men who have sex with men. Precise numbers for Oakland aren’t available, but of 153 HIV positive young people with HIV living in Alameda County last year, 72.5 percent of them were male and 56 percent [...]
The Dutch justice ministry is planning to examine the possibility of recognising three parents or more for one child, notably to protect so-called “pink” families. “I think my friends are a little jealous, because I’ve got two mummies and two daddies and they’ve only got two parents,” says Simon, 6, squirming with his brother Joaquin, [...]
The second annual LGBT Hustings (debates) for student union (SU) candidates took place on Wednesday evening in a packed Thomas Davis theatre. Introduced last year, the event provides an opportunity for candidates to discuss their policies specifically relating to LGBT issues facing students. The format, differing from the traditional Dining Hall Hustings, was a question [...]
An HIV-positive child whose family does not have enough good food available is more likely to have a poor clinical outcome, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital reported. In a study of HIV-positive patients at the Texas Children’s Hospital HIV Specialty Clinic, researchers found that patients who [...]
About 16,000 parents and teachers have attended the Education Ministry’s seminars on how to curb lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) behaviour. Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said 21 seminars had been held and the ministry would be conducting more. About 1,000 participants from 156 schools in the North Seberang Prai and Central [...]
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.