The bill to recognise same-sex civil unions would also include provisions for civil marriage for straight couples who do not meet the religious standards for marriage, which is currently the only form of marriage that can be performed within the State of Israel.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday for Israel's annual Gay Pride parade, which attracts visitors from all over the world, this year including France's first gay married couple. >>>
How the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Philippines is a paragon worth spotlighting as far as promoting equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community particularly in the Philippines is concerned.
LGBT Iranians comment on today's election but with real power held by a religious and military elite and no candidates interested in easing the persecution they face, they say it can only get worse, not better.
After a drawn out and painful struggle with the Nepali bureaucracy, the Blue Diamond Society (BDS) finally succeeded today in getting the current Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kathmandu to renew its annual operating license that had been suspended since last 9 months. >>>
A meeting convened by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), comes as part of efforts to address widespread existence of punitive laws, policies and practice across the region, that dissuade and obstruct access to HIV services by people living with HIV and from key populations at highest risk of infection. >>>
LGBT psychologists and scholars gathered in a national writers workshop sponsored by the Psychological Association of the Philippines to ready their locally conducted LGBT research studies for publication.
When someone mentions Iran, what images leap into your mind? Ayatollahs, religious fanaticism, veiled women? How about sexual revolution? That's right. Over the last 30 years, as the mainstream Western media has been preoccupied with the radical policies of the Islamic Republic, the country has undergone a fundamental social and cultural transformation. While not necessarily positive or negative, Iran's sexual revolution is
certainly unprecedented. >>>
On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), over a hundred LGBT people and allies from Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangdong, Chongqing, Hubei and Zhejiang gathered at the scenic river belt near Hexi University to fight for their rights and against discrimination. The event was held by the local LGBT rights organization “Hunan With Love”, and was named “2013 China Mainland (Changsha) Anti-Discrimination Summer Event”.
Ging Cristobal and Raymond Alikpala have facilitated five workshops in key cities in Metro Manila and a lecture with the Philippines National Police (PNP) Human Rights Affairs Officers stationed in police precincts all over the Philippines. >>>
On Sunday I YouTubed Charice's performance of "Maghintay Ka Lamang," which means "you only have to wait," and coincidentally, unbeknownst to me, the international Filipina pop superstar whom I was clinging to through her music that day was coming out of the closet as a lesbian on national television in the Philippines.
The blogging community – collectively called #FreeMyInternet, will be organising a protest and online blackout next week against the new licensing requirements imposed by the Media Development Authority, which requires “online news sites” to put up a “performance bond” of $50,000 and “comply within 24 hours to MDA’s directions to remove content that is found to be in breach of content standards.”