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Montevideo, January 23rd 2019 - 20:41 UTC


  • Monday, December 17th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Gay couples marry before Bolsonaro takes office on January first

    Dozens of people exchanged vows during a collective ceremony held at Casa1, an NGO that provides support to disadvantaged LGBT youth.

    About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same-sex marriage. Although his campaign did not express views against gay marriage, Bolsonaro's record of homophobic comments has caused alarm.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Left hand fingers' test and a propensity to be lesbian

    On average, the lesbians, but not the straight twins, had different sized index and ring fingers, typically a male trait, but only on the left hand

    Women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths are more likely to be lesbians, a study suggests. Scientists measured the fingers of 18 pairs of female identical twins, where one was straight and the other gay.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 14:17 UTC

    March for Diversity illuminates Montevideo in favor of LGBT culture

    In the eleventh edition of the mobilization, thousands of people marched under different slogans in Montevideo. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Since 2006, the March for Diversity illuminates every year the most important avenue in Montevideo with a 'comparsa' of thousands of people who dance, celebrate and shout slogans in favor of policies for the rights of the LGBT community. In this year's edition, held on Friday, many marched with yellow and red handkerchiefs, colors chosen by the movements of activists in favor of the so-called trans law, which is under discussion in the Uruguayan Parliament. Diplomatic figures such as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada participated in this march with their own posters and slogans.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    British Army HQ with gender-neutral toilets

    More than 2,000 military and civilian personnel are housed at the Army’s £44million HQ in Andover, Hants.

    Toilets at British Army headquarters are now gender-neutral, according to the London media. “Ladies” and “Gentlemen” signs have been removed as part of a huge equality drive across the military. Chiefs have warned officers that promotions will be blocked unless they improve the “inclusiveness and diversity” of units.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    Oscar winning Fantastic Woman Chilean actress speaks of transgender inequalities

    Vega said that, in Chile, “I have a name on my identity card that is not my name”. “I do not have the possibility of having my own name on my official documents”

    Chilean actress Daniela Vega made history by becoming the first transgender presenter at the Oscars ceremony. But, at a news conference after meeting Chile's President Michelle Bachelet this week, she spoke of the inequalities transgender people face in her home country.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Chilean film wins Oscar for best foreign language film, and is an icon for LGBTQ

    The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement

    Taking home the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Sebastian Lelio's drama became the first-ever Chilean film to win an Oscar. But, more importantly, it marked a breakthrough in transgender cinema. The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement, and the film's star, trans actress Daniela Vega, its spokeswoman.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    Gay marriage at the center of Costa Rica's Sunday presidential election

    Evangelical Christian and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, has pitted himself against an international ruling urging Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

    A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that urges Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    FITUR Gay again one of the sections with the largest presence at the Trade Show

    They are offering a wide range of entertainment for January 20/21, the days open to the general public, with shows with all the latest audio-visual technology.

    The International Tourism Trade Show of Madrid, FITUR, hosting its 8th edition of FITUR GAY (LGBT), a monographic section dedicated to LGBT tourism, organized in collaboration with the consulting firm LGBT Diversity Consulting International and IFEMA, opened this Wednesday in Madrid and will last until January 21.

  • Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 16:35 UTC

    Mexico produces first “artisan honey-ales” directed to the gay-lesbian market

    Purple Hand and Salamandra, iconic brands for the LGBT community

    A Mexican brewery has launched the first beer targeted to the gay community with a slight honey flavour and with plans to market the product in Mexico, Colombia and Japan among other interested countries.