As a response to the campaign "Happy Family, Fun Walk,“ which took place on the “Freedom Square (C.K.S. Memorial Hall)” in Taipei on March 16th, Taiwan Tonzhi Hotline, along with other civil organizations and individuals supporting diverse forms of families gathered together in front of the National Central Library across from the street this same afternoon and shouted out the slogan “Different Families, the Same Happiness,” calling for the awareness and recognition of the existence and well-being of diverse families.
Chandigarh witnessed its second annual LGBT Pride Walk on the Sunday of March 2nd. Close to 100 community members and supporters walked from the Student Centre of Punjab University to the Sector-17 Plaza, carrying bright rainbow balloons and flags. >>>
A prominent church pastor has finally claimed responsibility for a 2-week-old anti-gay petition which demands the health ministry reviews its online brochure on sexuality for failing to warn against the 'homosexual lifestyle.' >>>
This year the country is going to witness a spectacle that has not been seen much in the history of India’s republic day ever. Representatives of different groups and organisations around the country are coming together for a solidarity march “We The People, Reclaim our Republic” this republic day. The march will start at 2:30 pm from Barakhamba Road-Tolstoy Road Crossing till Jantar Mantar in the capital. >>>
Colour, culture, music, theatre, films and much zeal marked the first edition of the Hyderabad Queer Carnival. What was originally conceived as a protest against the Supreme Court’s verdict criminalising gay rights in the country, eventually turned into a celebration of LGBT rights.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are preparing to found a political party to strengthen their calls for equal sexual rights _ but it won't be in time for the election. The party will be named the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Rights Party, or the SOGIE Rights Party (SRP). >>>
Prompting international outrage, the Supreme Court of India has overturned a “reading-down” of the notorious Section 377 of the India Penal Code. This, in effect, reinstated a law that is widely understood to criminalise homosexuality. Many see this as a betrayal of basic human rights, particularly freedom of sexual expression and protection from harassment and abuse on grounds of sexual difference. >>>
The PHILIPPINE LAW JOURNAL is a student-edited publication devoted to the promotion of legal scholarship through research and writing. First published in 1914, the JOURNAL is the oldest English-language law review in Asia. The fourth issue of Vol. 88 shall be devoted to LGBT Rights & Law. >>>
“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. >>>
Delhi Queer Pride brought rainbow colours, hope and promise to the people of the city and the country. People in bright rainbow colours came out in the streets singing and dancing, slogans about equality and diversity. The streets in the city were filled with colours, laughter and hope. >>>
15/11/2013 | United Nations Liaison Officer
On Thursday 19th September 2013 at the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA and FIDH held the panel “Human Rights Defenders: Voices and Challenges”. Tanvir Alim, from Boys of Bangladesh, shared with the audience the situation of LGBT people in his country. >>>
14/11/2013 | United Nations Liaison Officer
On Thursday 19th September 2013 at the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA and FIDH held the panel “Human Rights Defenders: Voices and Challenges”. F.M., from Alternatives Cameroun, shared with the audience the situation of LGBT people in his country. >>>
In the 24th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Bangladesh Government has rejected the recommendation to abolish Section 377 which criminalizes consensual same-sex relationship. The government already has an extensive HIV/AIDS program including men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijras. Hence, this rejection indicates that the unwillingness to avoid acknowledging human rights violations of sexual and gender minorities. >>>
Today 20 of the world’s leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of “non traditional” relationships. >>>
Bangladesh, being a dominant Muslim country with a very conservative attitude towards social digresses is possibly a pothole for members of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) community. It is safe to say that while the government acknowledges the fact that LGBT rights need to be protected, nothing worthwhile is/will be done about it because of the country’s ‘conservative’ attitude on such matters.