Discrimination and Equality

ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

Transgender People In Chile Can Now Legally Change Their Gender On Official Documents

Transgender people 14-years-old and older in Chile will now be legally allowed to change their gender marker on official documents thanks to a bill signed into law by President Sebastian Pinera today.…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

After Marriage Equality Defeat in Taiwan, LGBT Support Hotline Sees Spike

This weekend, voters turned out against marriage equality in a series of referendums that were meant to decide how Taiwan would implement a 2017 court ruling. Now, according to reports, calls to an…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

How the Supreme Court Could Change LGBTI People’s Lives for Good — or Bad

Over the past 20 years, the Supreme Court has established basic rights for gays and lesbians — the right to marry the person you love regardless of sex or gender, the right to private…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

Russian Police Reportedly Confiscated a Schoolkid’s Painting of Same-sex Couples Made for a UN International Day of Tolerance

Police in Russia reportedly confiscated 17 pictures painted by school kids for a UN "International Day of Tolerance," one of which showed people of the same sex together. Police went to School 155 in…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

Gay Chinese teacher gets compensation, but no recognition of equal rights

A Chinese labor arbitration committee has denied a gay teacher’s request to be rehired, after he sued his former kindergarten for unfair dismissal in a widely-watched case concerning LGBT discrimination in China. In…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

Theresa May faces equal marriage protesters on Northern Ireland trip

The Prime Minister visited Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday as part of a UK-wide charm offensive in order to win support for her Brexit deal. However, her speech at Queen’s University Belfast faced…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Why Taiwan LGBT vote must not make Hong Kong lose heart on gay rights

Yes. It is discouraging to see the LGBT community in Taiwan lose its reference battle on the passing of same-sex marriage laws (“Taiwan’s image as LGBT beacon hit by same-sex marriage rebuff”,…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

European court: Russia’s ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia’s continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Australia: Liberal senators dig in as divisions over LGBT students widen

Liberal senators have refused to agree to the protection of LGBT students from discrimination unless the current legal exemptions are replaced by other protections for religious freedom. Labor has claimed the move…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Meet Russia’s gay priest: “The church should reach out”

It’s a warm afternoon in St. Petersburg, a crowd of shoppers fills the streets of Nevskiy Prospekt, the city’s main shopping street. None of the passersby seem to have ever heard of…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Thailand’s move to recognise same-sex unions leaves LGBTI activists unimpressed

Thailand’s move to be the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions has come under fire from LGBTI rights groups. Advocacy campaigners say that the move to recognize same-sex unions falls short of allowing same-sex…

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