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Video: First Same-sex Marriage In Australia

Video: First Same-sex Marriage In Australia

The first same-sex marriages have taken place in Australia under special exemption, in Sydney and Melbourne, which meant the two couples could marry before the due date of 9th January, put forward by the government. Lauren Price and Amy Laker became the first gay couple to tie the knot, and the ceremony took place in […]

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, expressed his support for same-sex unions yesterday (Sunday), after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Speaking at a gathering of LGBT people in his hometown, Davao City, Duterte vowed to protect the rights of homosexuals, and invited […]

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Sao Paulo to bring in sanctions for anti-gay and racist slurs in football A bill brought in in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will see changes to allowed behaviour in soccer stadiums, where clubs and their supporters may now be fined if they engage in homophobic or racist slurs at matches. They could be fined from R$2,500 […]

Mexico: In Memoriam – Julia César Zúñiga

Mexico: In Memoriam – Julia César Zúñiga

On November 21, 2017, Julia JulioCésar Zúñiga was tragically killed by two individuals with firearms, who entered into the salon where she worked, taking her life, in the presence of customers, including a child.   Julia was a well-known Mexican gay activist, and representative of gay sports in Mexico. She was a member of the […]

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, will today launch new guidelines aimed at boosting the inclusion of trans and gender variant people in the workplace. The resource, Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Guidelines for Employers and Employees, was produced by Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) with support from the […]

Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBT Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBT Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Rights groups have denounced the confirmation of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm a nominee who is clearly unfit to serve as a federal judge,” said HRC Government […]

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), has announced that it will honour transgender advocate, Gavin Grimm, with an Upstander Award, at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conferenceon February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association. “Gavin has set […]