Feb 182013
한국 - 강원 학교인권조례안 일부 ‘동성애 조장 우려’ 논란 속 찬반 심화

강원도교육청이 추진중인 학교인권조례(안) 일부 조항이 동성애를 조장할 수 있다는 우려가 확산되는 가운데 조례 제정을 둘러싸고 찬반 논란이 심화되고 있다.

Feb 182013
日本 - 境界を生きる:同性愛のいま

男性は女性を愛し、女性は男性を愛するもの−−。 「異性愛」を前提とした社会の中で、同性愛者は時に差別の対象とされ、自分の本当の姿を偽ることを強いられてきた。 生きづらさを抱える人がいる一方、彼らを取り巻く状況に、ここへ来て変化の兆しも見えてきた。 【丹野恒一】

Feb 182013
Epidemia de abusos sexuales

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 [...]

Feb 152013
USA - Massachusetts issues directives regarding trans students: bathroom, sports to match identity

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 [...]

Feb 142013
Lebanon - Lebanese youth want to lift the taboo of sex

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 [...]

Feb 132013
India - Draft National Youth Policy includes transgender people, gays, lesbians and people living with HIV and TB

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 [...]

Feb 112013
Puerto Rico - Profile of Pedro Julio Serrano, prominent gay rights activist

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 [...]

Feb 072013
Ireland - Candidates "perform strongly" at Trinity College Dublin's second annual student union LGBT Hustings

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 [...]

Feb 062013
USA - Food availability linked with poor outcomes for HIV-positive children reports Baylor College of Medicine

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 [...]

Feb 012013
Malaysia - 16,000 reportedly attend seminars on 'how to curb LGBT'

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 [...]

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 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.