After several weeks of buildup, the groups who oppose same sex-marriage in Taiwan descended by the busload on Taipei today for a large protest as the government mulls legal revisions that would make same-sex unions possible. Based on the language that had been used to date, I expected bigotry — and they certainly delivered. In fact, in terms of the magnitude of their intolerance, they showed their true colors.
It’s just a day after the Pride Rally. The sexual minority community from far and near danced with gay abandon and shouted slogans in their attractive attires even as sparkling rainbow colours set the mood for members of sexual minorities to come out of the closet and indulge in a public show of affection and togetherness on Sunday to create awareness among the public and especially families of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders. >>>
You can tell homophobia has gotten out of control when even handshakes between men are scrutinized for being “gay.” In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one man stands trial after being accused of giving a gay handshake to a colleague, reports The Huffington Post UK. >>>
Some reports estimate that there could be 10,000 dead in the Philippines after super typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) devastated the country. A series of blogs by Jim Solouki blames the Filipinos for the catastrophe which he attributed to the Filipinos' tolerating homosexuality, prostitution, and Catholicism. >>>
The mum of a transgender Auckland child is unmoved by the worried criticism, the eyebrows being raised over teacups and the plain old fashioned hatred that have met the media coverage of her son’s journey.
24/10/2013 | ILGA-LAC - Oficial de Comunicación
Policemen went to a ravine in New Kingston, where homeless gay men usually camp. Police officers piled and burnt clothing, and warned the men not to come back to the area. The next day, the men wanted to report the incident in a police station, where they were denied the right to present a complaint. >>>
Independent MP Alex Greenwich wants the New South Wales State Parliament to pass a bill which would prevent religious schools from expelling, punishing and refusing to accept students because of their LGBT status. >>>
The nation’s gay and lesbian community may be rejoicing at the ACT’s introduction of the Marriage Equality Bill into the ACT Legislative Assembly, but the country’s intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities are asking where is their legislation? >>>
The Commonwealth nation of Sri Lanka, which the United Nations is warning is turning into an authoritarian state, has begun to step up its repression of its GLBTI citizens, according to human rights workers.
As various groups continue to decry violence against the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) in Jamaica, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis has declared that there is no evidence showing members of that community encountering higher violent incidents than other members of the public. >>>
"In fact, given that many Jamaican dancehall artistes are so passionate about their abhorrence homosexuality, and since they obviously see protesting against homosexual lifestyle as a major priority of their creative mission, they should boycott those countries that support gays" says Editorial. >>>
13/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
During a recent election rally, Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, launched a verbal attack against U.S. President Barack Obama, and against African homosexuals in general. At a July 23 rally at the Aerodome Grounds in Mutare, Mugabe described LGBT people as “worse than pigs, goats and birds.” The African president then argued that Obama is forcing Africa to “embrace homosexuality.”