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The latest 10 countries to allow same-sex relations

The latest 10 countries to allow same-sex relations

Bhutan’s lower house of parliament voted on Friday to decriminalise homosexuality . If the amendment to the penal code passes the upper house of the Asian nation’s parliament, 69 countries will remain worldwide where same-sex relations are illegal, with seven countries having the death penalty for same-sex relations. Here are the latest 10 countries that have […]

Google barred from LGBT+ equality index over ‘life-threatening’ app

Google barred from LGBT+ equality index over ‘life-threatening’ app

One of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities ejected Google from a gay and transgender rights ranking on Thursday for hosting an app that advises people on how to “recover” from same-sex attraction. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) suspended the tech company from its Corporate Equality Index, which ranks US companies on the benefits they offer […]

Poland: Ruling party picks LGBT+ rights as election battlefront

Poland: Ruling party picks LGBT+ rights as election battlefront

(Reuters) – Poland’s ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity, ahead of two key elections this year, with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture, and should be blocked wherever possible. The Law and Justice Party (PiS) has condemned a new school sex education programme […]

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

British Airways and Air New Zealand have joined a wave of major US airlines planning to introduce extra gender options for LGBT+ passengers, who don’t identify as either male or female. LGBT+ groups have welcomed the change, saying it would smooth the way for many trans, intersex, and non-binary passengers – or those who simply […]

Japan: 26 mock weddings for Japanese lesbian couple

Japan: 26 mock weddings for Japanese lesbian couple

A Japanese lesbian couple plan to stage wedding photos in every country around the world where same-sex marriage is legal, in a push to increase understanding of LGBT+ communities at home, they said on Wednesday. Students Misato Kawasaki, 21, and Mayu Otaki, 22, hope to give other LGBT+ people confidence in their identity, and raise awareness of issues such as […]

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

Cuba dropped same-sex marriage this week from its new draft constitution in the latest setback in 2018 for LGBT+ rights as more gay couples hope to wed around the world. But with LGBT+ rights increasingly in the spotlight around the globe, the year also saw some progress.

EU LGBTI strategy: Joint paper from 19 Member States

EU LGBTI strategy: Joint paper from 19 Member States

19 EU member states have signed a common paper prepared by the Maltese government, calling for continued efforts within the EU to ensure full protection of LGBTI rights. The paper called on the next European Commission to ensure strong follow-up of the current EC LGBTI list of actions, and adopt a coherent EU LGBTI strategy. […]