Tag Archive | LGBT Rights

Respect LGBT rights or leave EU, Hungary’s Orban told

Respect LGBT rights or leave EU, Hungary’s Orban told

(Reuters) – Respect LGBT rights or leave the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told Hungary’s premier, as EU leaders confronted Viktor Orban over a law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality. Several EU summit participants spoke of the most intense personal clash among the bloc’s leaders in years on […]

Guatemala: LGBT+ living in fear after killings

Guatemala: LGBT+ living in fear after killings

The murder of three LGBT+ people in Guatemala this month has raised fears of a rising tide of prejudice in the Central American nation, prompting activists to call for speedy action to prevent more deaths. “There’s a wave of attacks. We’re being murdered. I feel vulnerable. We are exposed,” said Marco Vinicio, a gay activist […]

Poland: Thousands march for LGBT equality in capital

(Reuters) – Thousands marched through central Warsaw on Saturday in an ‘Equality Parade’, demanding an end to discrimination against the LGBT community, amid what campaigners say has been a rising tide of homophobia in Poland in recent years. LGBT rights have become a central part of a wider struggle in the country, between liberals, who […]

Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law ‘affront to human rights’

Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law ‘affront to human rights’

Hungary’s ban on school talks about sexuality or transgender issues is “an affront to human rights”, Britain’s first Special Envoy on LGBT Rights said on Thursday, saying he would join the European Union (EU) in fighting the new law. The EU has criticised the law, passed on Tuesday, outlawing the dissemination in schools of content […]

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday, by ruling in favour of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency, that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organisation, because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents. The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief […]

Mexico: First Trans Congresswomen to Fight for LGBT+ rights

Mexico: First Trans Congresswomen to Fight for LGBT+ rights

In a first for Mexico, two transgender women are preparing to sit in the lower house of Congress, with both vowing to push for affirmative action in Latin America’s second-largest economy. More than 100 LGBT+ candidates took part in the June 6 elections, which saw the highest mid-term turnout in more than two decades, according […]

India: Ignorance no excuse, says judge in LGBT+ case

India: Ignorance no excuse, says judge in LGBT+ case

An Indian judge, who went to a psychologist to tackle his “ignorance and prejudice” about same-sex relationships, has been praised for his ruling in a police harassment case that campaigners hope could raise awareness about LGBT+ rights. Judge Anand Venkatesh, who sits in Madras High Court, ruled this week in favour of a young lesbian couple […]

Cuba: Havana dons giant rainbow flags for LGBT+ rights

Cuba: Havana dons giant rainbow flags for LGBT+ rights

(Reuters) – Cuba draped its health ministry with a giant rainbow flag on Monday, to mark International Day against Homophobia, in a key year for LGBT+ rights, as the Caribbean country decides on a new family code that could approve same-sex marriage. Cuba, which sent [gay people] to correctional labour camps in the early years, […]

US: LGBT+ rights after Biden’s first 100 days

US: LGBT+ rights after Biden’s first 100 days

Candidate Joe Biden promised a “march toward equality” for LGBT Americans if he became president. One hundred days into office, how has President Biden done? Here’s a look at the state of LGBT+ rights today, and how they stack up against Biden’s pre-election pledge to better protect LGBT+ Americans, roll back Trump-era policies, and strengthen […]

US: Biden calls for protecting LGBTQ rights globally

US: Biden calls for protecting LGBTQ rights globally

(Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will announce a presidential memorandum, protecting the rights of LGBTQ people worldwide, national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said. “It reflects his deep commitment to these issues both here in the United States and everywhere around the world. The United States will speak out and act on behalf of these […]