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Stories about Gay Rights (LGBT)
5 May 2016
The assault on free thinking continues in Bangladesh, Mexico's Supreme Court upholds the "Stalker Law", and WhatsApp faces another shutdown in Brazil.
29 April 2016
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
23 April 2016
Jamaica's Christian Conservatives Point Fingers at International Agencies Over Comprehensive Sex Education
"How can [...] advocates and health practitioners who understand the real world and people of faith [...] reach a point of common understanding for the benefit and welfare of all?"
22 April 2016
Marriage Equality Is Now Accepted by Colombia's Constitutional Court, but Still Not by All Colombians
"I respect other people's beliefs. You need to learn to respect those who think differently. Do you pray with that kind of language?"
15 April 2016
5 April 2016
In most Balkan countries, homophobia is used as a political tool by right-wing populists to "divide and conquer". This often goes together with impunity for homophobic hate crimes.
21 March 2016
"Fixing" homosexuality and atheism by wielding a gun is not talk you would expect to hear from a teacher -- yet, at one Trinidad school, students are in full support.
7 March 2016
Reactions to the ad, in which a father accepts that his son is gay, have been overwhelmingly positive. However, some anti-LGBT groups predictably complained.
25 February 2016
After a nine-day visit, UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst highlighted the disheartening conditions human rights activists face in Hungary.
24 February 2016
Many models dream of scoring a photoshoot for Dolce & Gabbana. 17-year-old Ilona Bisultanova's dream came true last month, but what followed online wasn't entirely beautiful.
12 February 2016
5 February 2016
"No one else understands how to combine the mechanical principles and characters of the mas into a new work that says something about the world and our corner of it."
31 January 2016
These days, it’s a lot easier to travel between the US and Cuba, but some Cubans have no interest in going back to their homeland.
25 January 2016
Luisa has made history. She is unwittingly part of a group of transgender women who are taking on roles in a media cabinet and occupying political offices in Latin America.
The human rights reality for LGBT people in Macedonia is poor, with systemic impunity for hate crimes against sexual and gender minorities in the country.
22 January 2016
LGBT activist Sergey Alekseenko was accused of "gay propaganda" after posting a quote from a state regulator's report describing another LGBT community on social media.
20 January 2016
Who's behind censorship and why? What happens when old social norms around gender are questioned? Danial Arzola, creator of the campaign 'I'm not a joke', answers these and other questions.
30 December 2015
Marriage equality scored major triumphs this year in Ireland, Chile, Colombia and the US, though for many on the sexual diversity spectrum the fight continues.
19 December 2015
Does ‘Free Entry’ Always Come at a Cost?: Trinidad & Tobago Talks Gender Discrimination After Nightclub Row
"Not all discrimination is created equal, and not all unequal treatment is necessarily discriminatory."
15 December 2015
With gender suddenly in the mix, an otherwise familiar story of intolerance has become unexpectedly new ground for Trinbagonian netizens.