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The recent Irish referendum was a national act of inclusion and liberation for gay and lesbian people. But it was also a powerful statement to the rest of the world from a country, once considered to be among the most socially conservative.
The photo below, taken by an anonymous onlooker, shows Thorsten and Naparuj holding hands on the Sky Train in Bangkok. More
For two years the IGLHRC, jointly with Iraqi and international NGOs, has supported humanitarian assistance to vulnerable LGBT individuals and worked to raise awareness about their desperate plight. Out of this work comes two briefings that expose the depth of suffering and violence perpetrated against LGBT people across different levels of society.
WASHINGTON -- A bill introduced in the House of Representatives Wednesday would bolster the State Department's ability to
I have long thought that LGBT can be seen as the proverbial "canary in the mine shaft," since in places where individuals, institutions, and entire societies marginalize, commit violence against, and deny basic human rights to LGBT people, other social groups face similar adverse treatment as well.
Whether it's new funding for monitoring coverage of LGBT issues or incorporating LGBT awareness in current media development initiatives around the world, we can make it so that the stories of LGBT individuals and communities are told with the accuracy and dignity that all people deserve.
"It's back of the bus thinking," McGraith said, comparing the rule on civil partnerships to segregation in the pre-civil
Check out the video above and head here for more information about The Gaysi Family. Following a four-year period of decriminalization
Russian journalist Masha Gessen joins us to discuss her new book, "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot."
Geoffroy Didier, deputy secretary general of the opposition centre-right UMP, blamed the government for "pulling the pins
The LGBT population in Nigeria is not even advocating for same-sex marriage at this point; they are simply asking that their identities be decriminalized. But passing the bill was both a symbolic act and a means to further polarize the Nigerian populace on the issue of LGBT rights.
"I am afraid for people who can't even speak for themselves and who are going to end up in jail without anyone knowing about
Indian Supreme Court Endangers Human Rights -- But Public's Outrage Holds Promise for Different Future
If there was any question about where things are headed, the outpouring in the media makes clear that the decision of India's Supreme Court to uphold the colonial-era law that criminalizes sexual relations between same-sex partners reflects the nation's past but does not likely reflect the future.
Earlier this week, India reinforced its institutionalized discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT
What the judges do not realize is that you cannot turn the clock back to 2008 any more than you can squeeze toothpaste back into the tube. This is a different India now.
Certainly the debate at the United Nations on the rights of LGBT people remains fractious, exposing sharp divisions of opinion among countries and strong opposition from some quarters. But stand back a couple of paces and the longer-term trends appear far more positive.
"It is natural and normal that a child grows up in a marriage of a man and a woman," Katarina Mitermajer, a doctor in her