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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. […]

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

Russia discriminated against gay people by banning their rallies, the European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday, Tuesday, eight years after a judgment on the issue that led to no change. The court ruled in 2010 that a Moscow ban on gay pride marches violated the right to freedom of assembly, to an effective remedy, […]