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India Declares Third Gender, Estimated 3 Million to Benefit

India Declares Third Gender, Estimated 3 Million to Benefit

India now joins the ranks of Nepal and Bangladesh in passing third gender legislation. Transgender citizens can also adopt children.

Pakistani Youth Leaders Look to America for Separation of Church and State

The Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program invited nine youth visionaries from Pakistan to the U.S. from March 31 – April 18, 2014.

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Ireland’s New Celebrity Lesbian Penguins

Zookeepers long suspected that Penelope and Missy were more than friends, and the penguins finally began courting last month.

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Chilean Man Succumbs to Gay Bashing Wounds

After a six month fight, the Chilean man attacked allegedly for being gay has died. Wladimir Sepúlveda was attacked by six men in San Francisco de Mostazal.

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Marriage Equality Support Reaches Two-Thirds in Ireland

A new poll for support of same-sex marriage in Ireland shows three-quarters of the public is in favor. A referendum is to be held before the summer of 2015.

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Portion of Berlin Cemetery Sanctioned for 80 Lesbians

Part of a two-century-old cemetery in Berlin was inaugurated as a burial site for lesbians only. Approximately 80 lesbians will fit into the allotted space.

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Peruvian LGBT Supporters Discuss Civil Unions Bill

Peru is surrounded by more than a dozen other countries that allow same-sex marriages, including England and Wales, who recently allowed marriage equality.

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Ugandan Officials Raid HIV/AIDS Treatment Facility

Uganda receives nearly $9.4 million each year through the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to run the HIV/AIDS programs at MUWRP.

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Turkey Elects Four LGBT-Friendly Mayors, 37 Women

Four candidates who signed an LGBT-friendly pledge won mayoral races, and 37 women were elected to local positions in Turkey.

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Pan Africa ILGA Hosts Regional Conference in Kenya

Founded in 1978, ILGA is a world-wide network of local, national and international groups from every continent and representing 110 countries.

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