A Falklands veteran forced out of the Royal Navy over his sexuality plans to sue for the return of military honours. Joe Ousalice, 68, served for nearly 18 years but was discharged in 1993 when there was a ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces.
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.
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.
An Argentine Lieutenant colonel and an Army captain will become the first gay military couple to marry since Argentina legalized such unions last year.
Argentina’s first official gay ‘Ego’ cruise will leave the port of Buenos Aires December 2011 and will be calling at Uruguay’s capital Montevideo and the international resort of Punta del Este, it was announced by organizers in the Argentine capital.
Under the motto “let’s go for more” Argentina’s gay and lesbian community is campaigning for a “gender identity” law to enable individuals to change their gender on birth certificates and identity cards.
Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has been dubbed the new “gay mecca” of South America, and the Argentine Ministry of Tourism is running with it, according to an article published by LGBT contributed by Roy Heale.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro acknowledges the persecution of gays and lesbians during the Revolution, according to an interview published Tuesday in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada.
Socialist Sen. Fulvio Rossi announced Sunday that he will present a law to the Senate on Tuesday to legalize same sex marriage in Chile. The announcement was made at a press conference one day after Santiago Archbishop Francisco Javier Errázuriz publicly called the idea of marriage between two people of the same sex “an outrage,” referring to Argentina’s initiative.
An actor and his agent sealed Friday in Buenos Aires their 34-year relationship and years of struggle to have their rights acknowledged as they became the first same-sex couple to be married under Argentine law.