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. >>>
Human rights activists across the country are deeply disappointed with today’s decision of the Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v. Naz Foundation to overturn the historic Delhi High Court judgement of 2009, which decriminalised homosexuality in India. CREA believes that today’s decision to set aside that historic and progressive judgement is an unconscionable blow to people’s fundamental rights to equality and freedom from discrimination, violence, and harassment. This is a huge setback not just for the LGBT movement in this country and elsewhere, b >>>
We are now proud to announce the availability of our children’s storybook, “PRINSESA: THE BOY WHO DREAMED OF BEING A PRINCESS.” The 30-page book is based on the same story as our film: A young Filipino-American father tells the story of the Singkil dance to his children, but is perplexed when his son daydreams of becoming the princess in the tale.
We are deeply disappointed at the decision of the Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v. Naz Foundation. The decision by overturning the historic Delhi High Court judgment which recognized that LGBT persons are full citizens of India, attempts to stem the tide of history. By overturning the Naz Foundation judgment, the Supreme Court has, in one fell stroke again reduced LGBT persons to the status of what the Delhi High Court memorably called 'unapprehended felons'. >>>
A Filipino HIV advocate attends an international conference, and he, inadvertently and somewhat sadly, ended up realizing that real progress is not necessarily made in the confines of these gatherings. He now writes a blistering commentary on what he sees as the failure of the system. >>>
In a huge setback for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, the Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is a valid constitutional provision. >>>
A lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LGBT) rights group is calling for the Burma government to abolish an article in its 19th century penal code that outlaws same-sex relationships, activists said. >>>
Israeli President Shimon Peres has become the highest ranking Israeli politician to announce their support for same-sex couples having the right to marry – although his role in Government is largely ceremonial.
The 19th Manila Metro Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Pride March will wind its way through the Philippines capital in two days time, in the longest running celebration of its kind in Asia. >>>
A conservative religious party in the Israeli Government coalition has torpedoed efforts to provide same-sex parents with children with the same tax cuts offered to opposite-sex parents, using its veto power to sink the proposal.
After New Delhi, Bangalore and Pune; Ahmedabad will be joining the platform on 1st December by holding a LGBT pride march this year. The march is being organised by Swavlambi Chuval Mandal & Gujarat LGBT Pride Festival and will be Ahmedabad’s first LGBT Pride March. Another city in Gujarat had held a pride walk in October. The October 6 pride walk was held in Surat and had put Gujarat on the LGBT pride map of India. >>>
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.
In the same week when people walked the Delhi Queer Pride, an IFS officer in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Delhi is said to have been transferred from the Visa and Passport division to a rather low-level division for refusing to grant visa to a gay couple from America. >>>
While the Queer Pride Parade started in Delhi and Bangalore and Chennai in 2008, Pune’s celebrations started only in 2011. From the first informal pride parade that took place in Kolkata in 1997, it has been a while that people from the community have colourfully painted the streets. However, many in the community feel that sensitising people towards what are not perceived as normative sexual identities is still a long walk. >>>
It was a colourful showing of solidarity and support in the Capital on Sunday as over a thousand members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community gathered to participate in the sixth Delhi Queer Pride Parade. >>>