The last Friday of the month we organize a LGBTQ Cafe in The Manor Hotel in Amsterdam for the Lesbo Gay Bi Transgender Queer community.
In a open relaxed and safe environment you can make and meet LGBTQ friends. Friday 31 May, 28 June, 27 Septem... >>>
Joining the police force was a dream come true for this promising athlete
from Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu. But the joy did not last long as she
was dismissed from service a couple of months later. Reason: it was found
during a routine medical check that she was a transgender. >>>
Cyber-Homophobia or the practice of bullying members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community on cyber-space and social networking sites is on the rise and organisations supporting the rights of this community face a stiff challenge in creating an inclusive environment on the web.
Activists in Malaysia have launched the first transgender awareness public service announcement video of its kind on Youtube. Titled "I Am You: I Am A Picture Of You", the one-minute 40-second video features 11 transgender men and women reading a poem by Mitch Yusof, a Malaysian trans activist.
Cambodian law prohibits same-sex marriage, but that did not stop Ros Ravuth from marrying her long-time partner, Sinuon. Ravuth, 52, has lived with Sinuon*, 38, in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district for 20 years, ever since the couple obtained the permission – if not the blessing – of local authorities to marry. >>>
Korean Gay Men's Human Rights Group Chingusai organized the recording of You Make me Proud, a song created by Sydney Gay and Lesbian choir to mark IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) in 2012.
Unprotected. Anal. Sex. That is what is driving the rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the Philippines. It is not “gay sex” that is driving the HIV epidemic because anal sex is not synonymous to gay sex. To use the term gay sex as a euphemism, substitute or synonym implies that only gay men have anal sex and by correlation, only gay men are vulnerable to being infected by HIV. Both are not true. Let’s break this down into smaller parts. >>>
It was bound to happen and finally did. A basketball player in the NBA came out and said he is gay. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins became the first active professional athlete in a major American sport to admit to being gay. His declaration has roiled the sporting world, but most of the reaction has been understanding and supportive.
The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is pleased to announce the second Request for Proposals (RFP) for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. Global and regional networks and consortia of networks that meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP, are invited to apply for a grant to support core-funding and/or programmatic needs of the network for up to two years (2014/2015). >>>
The Southern Poverty Law Center and Advocates for Informed Choice have filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), Greenville Hospital System, the Medical University of South Carolina, and several medical personnel for allowing physicians to remove the atypical genitals of a 16-month-old toddler because that child, in the state’s custody at the time, was born with an intersex condition. >>>
In a three-year project, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission partnered with activists in five Asian countries to document and analyze violence against LBT people. Three of the researchers, Azusa (Japan), Jay (Sri Lanka) and Thilaga (Malaysia) presented preliminary findings of their research and discussed their experience working on the project at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women. >>>
As the only international network working on sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies, CSBR has succeeded in creating an alternative discourse and progressive spaces in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The CSBR Sexuality Institute brings together leading sexual and reproductive rights activists, academics and researchers. >>>
Today the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights presented the results of the largest LGBT Survey of its kind in the world. 93,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from the 27 EU Member States and Croatia responded and shared their experiences of... >>>