On Wednesday 5 March, the LGBT Intergroup will host a discussion between MEPs, NGOs and EU institutions about the EU’s recent achievements and upcoming challenges in advancing LGBT rights. Registration is now open. >>>
You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant has added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.
13/02/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Gay people in Nigeria are calling on the world to help them protest against anti-gay laws.
Signed into law by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in January this year, the Solitary Alliance is hoping international pressure could help repeal the legislation. >>>
New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact that they were even publicized. >>>
In a hard-hitting report applauded by victims as a landmark in the Roman Catholic Church’s clerical sexual-abuse scandal, a United Nations committee on Wednesday called on the Vatican to remove all child abusers from its ranks, report them to law enforcement and open the church’s archives so that bishops and other officials who concealed crimes could be held accountable.
Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) released today the results of the first-ever survey of transgender and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and Intersex Organizing. The report is being presented on January 28 during the International Human Rights Funders Group’s 2014 San Francisco Conference.
Between the 1st of January 2008 and the 31st of October 2013, 1 374 killings of Trans people were reported in 60 countries. This shows a significant sustained level of violence against Trans people. A new report by the UN Development Program (UNDP) investigates and discusses the situation of Trans people all over the world.
In the framework of the fund « Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity », France Expertise Internationale (FEI) launches a call for proposals; specific objectives of this new call for proposals are to document human rights violations targeting LGBTI persons, effect legal change improving access to rights and to strengthen organizations defending the rights of LGBTI persons. >>>
After the successful organization of its International Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 2013, IASSCS invites academic and advocacy/policy oriented institutions with longstanding experience working on sexuality research from a human rights perspective interested in co-organizing and hosting IASSCS 10th International Conference and Post Conference Training (PCT) in 2015.
“I have always worked to make Geneva a better city, open to the world and respectful of all its inhabitants, independently of their origin, their gender or their sexual orientation” says Sandrine Salerno, Mayor of Geneva. She has been in Swiss politics for almost two decades now and is the 4th woman who holds this title in the city. >>>
A long time activist at Dialogai in Geneva and “Jules and Julies” in Toulouse, Guillaume Mandicourt is now in charge of LGBT related affairs, a position the City of Geneva has created recently. His role sits not only in the middle of civil society and the Municipality, but also other national and international municipalities and state practices. >>>
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Currently, a worldwide investigation that concerns direct and indirect discrimination due to homo- or transphobia in the professional is conducted by the Research Center for Work and Consumer Psychology of "Université libre de Bruxelles".
The wish is to collect a maximum of testimonies from people with a job or in search of a job in order to raise awareness of the phenomenon among the public authorities and companies. >>>