Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2013
Brazil: “Gay Cure” Approved by Chamber of Deputies
The proposed law allowing psychologists to undertake treatment to reverse homosexuality was approved yesterday, June 18, by the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. The commission president, anti-gay preacher Mr Marco Feliciano, took the opportunity of promoting this issue while everyone was protesting against the issue of reducing...
Bermuda: A Milestone for Human Rights
‘It’s kind of absurd to me that we’re even having this discussion. The God I serve says we are to love one another.’ Breezeblog comments on Bermuda's “pass[ing] [of] the amendment to the Human Rights Act making it illegal to discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation.”
More Violence for Russia's Gays, Supporters
These days supporting LGBT rights in Russia can earn you a trip to the hospital.
Chile's First Transgender Congressional Candidate Steps Down
Valentina Verbal campaigned to make history as Chile’s first transgendered congresswoman. Had she won, Chile’s LGBT community would have representation in the national Congress before most other countries around the world.
Brazilian Travestis Seek to Capitalise on Sex Trade During World Cup
In the final post of the series, travesti Marcela explains her plans to raise money during the World Cup to be able to travel to Europe.
Without Prospects, Brazil's Transvestites Fall Victim to Human Trafficking
Transvestite prostitutes say they are willingly traveling to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts to prepare for their World Cup clientele. But the situation can still be considered human trafficking. The second in a series of reports by Andrea Dipp from Agência Pública.
First LGBTI Parade in Lesotho
Leila Hall blogs about the first-ever gay parade in Lesotho: The event has been organised by MATRIX Support Group – a Lesotho-based NGO working to advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in the country. The organisation, which only received legal recognition in 2010,...
Brazilian Transvestites Pump Up with Silicone to Attract World Cup Clients
With an eye on the World Cup, transvestites are traveling from the northeastern city of Fortaleza to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts. The first in a series of reports by Andrea Dipp from Agência Pública.
Indian Filmmaker and Gay Icon Rituparno Ghosh's Death Stuns Fans
Known for his masterly storytelling and sensitive portrayal of human relationships, gifted Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, was equally known for the bold flamboyance with which he celebrated his alternate sexuality and gender choice. Fans mourn his untimely death.