Tag Archive | LGBT

Hungary: Fidesz proposes anti-LGBT law

Hungary: Fidesz proposes anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has proposed legislation that bans disseminating what it calls content promoting gender change, or homosexuality, in schools, a move which activists said resembled Russia’s 2013 ‘gay propaganda’ law. Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, which faces elections in early 2022 and promotes a strongly Christian-conservative agenda, has moved further […]

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Sports Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday that inclusion should be the starting point for any discussion about the participation of transgender people in the sex class of their choice. Robertson was responding to an open letter from 43 former Olympic champions and athletes calling on the government to widen consultation […]

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 […]

India: Court calls for huge LGBT reforms

(Reuters) – A court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple, who said they had been harassed by police. Judge Anand Venkatesh, of the […]

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the first cases of what became known as AIDS were reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the U.S. national public health agency, reported: “Five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles,” in their Morbidity […]

Docu about jailed gay hitman in El Salvador

Docu about jailed gay hitman in El Salvador

Geovany, a former gang member from El Salvador, has two reasons to fear he will be killed in the jail where he is serving a long sentence for murder: He quit his gang and he is gay. Geovany’s days behind bars – his fears, stark confessions about killing, as well as moments of tenderness with […]

Ugandan court frees dozens of gay men on bail

Ugandan court frees dozens of gay men on bail

(Reuters) – A court in Uganda granted bail on Friday to 39 people, most of them gay men, held for days after what police said was a raid on a same-sex wedding that violated coronavirus rules, but which a rights group described as a round-up at an LGBT shelter. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of rights […]

Chile: Pinera to push same-sex marriage bill

Chile: Pinera to push same-sex marriage bill

(Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said on Tuesday he would seek to expedite a same-sex marriage bill, that has languished in the historically conservative South American nation for years. Chile’s LGBT community has long pushed for the legislation, but the country’s ruling conservative coalition has until now been slow to advance the bill in […]

Namibia considers scrapping anti-gay law

Namibia considers scrapping anti-gay law

Namibia could soon scrap a colonial-era law that criminalises homosexuality, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation “outdated and discriminatory”. The law is rarely enforced in the Southern African country, and is among several dozen laws that the government will consider abolishing, following recommendations by a reform commission. “The LGBTQI community are human […]

More British people now identify as LGB

More British people now identify as LGB

More British than ever before identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), meaning the nation’s gay and bi community grew by more than 15% in a year to reach 1.4 million people, the latest government figures showed on Thursday. An estimated 2.7% of British people aged over 16 defined themselves as LGB in 2019, up […]