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UN Urges End to Discrimination Against LGBT People in Japan

UN Urges End to Discrimination Against LGBT People in Japan

UNHRC asked the government to pass comprehensive legislation to prohibit discrimination on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

Melbourne: Three Major HIV/AIDS Awards Announced

USAID announced three major HIV/AIDS awards, funded by PEPFAR, to support global efforts to help end extreme poverty by creating an AIDS-free generation.

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Uproar in Singapore Over ‘Gay’ Banned Children’s Books

Three children’s books have been banned from Singapore libraries because of their “gay” content. Thousands of signatures have been collected.

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Same-Sex Human Rights Violations Identified in Malawi

The Malawian High Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the country’s criminalization of sodomy.

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For the Love of Bert and Ernie, Northern Ireland Bakery Sued

After refusing to bake a cake with Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie and a message supporting gay marriage, a Northern Ireland bakery is facing legal action.

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Study: The Average Brit Knows 5.5 Gay Men, 3.1 Lesbians

The poll asked 2,000 people in the United Kingdom how many gay and lesbian people they know personally. LGBT people were more likely to have gay friends.

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Kenyan Gay Dance Club Raided, 60 People Arrested

Club Envy in Kenya was raided over the weekend and a reported 60 people were arrested, reportedly for being homosexuals.

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Ukraine Cancels Kyiv March for Equality

Despite months of negotiation with LGBT activists, the Kyiv authorities said they could not protect the March for Equality that was scheduled.

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Updated Transgender Law Takes Effect in The Netherlands

The law allows transgender people to change the gender designation on identity papers and eliminates requirements to take hormones and undergo surgery.

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Mass Wedding Sees 115 Same-Sex Marriages in Toronto

More than a hundred gay and lesbian couples got married at Toronto World Pride. They took part in a wedding in the garden of a midtown Neo-Gothic castle.

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