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  • Saturday, June 15th 2019 - 08:39 UTC

    Argentina and UK take on co-chair of Equal Rights Coalition

    The ERC’s membership works with civil society and allows both governments and civil society to share their national policies and practices on this agenda

    The United Kingdom and Argentina announced on Friday they had taken the co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition to protect the human rights of LGBT people around the world.

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  • Thursday, June 13th 2019 - 08:24 UTC

    Ecuador highest court approves same sex-marriage

    Ecuador, where the church is very influential, thus joins Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in recognizing same-sex marriage.

    Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country. The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed hearing.

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  • Wednesday, May 29th 2019 - 08:48 UTC

    Purge at Amnesty International as abusive practices and toxic workplace conditions are exposed

    Amnesty said the senior leadership team accepted responsibility and all seven had offered to resign

    Amnesty International is to lose most of its senior leadership team after a report said it had a “toxic” workplace. The human rights organization's secretary-general, Kumi Naidoo, ordered an independent review after two employees killed themselves last year. In the review, one staff member described Amnesty as having “a toxic culture of secrecy and mistrust”.

  • Thursday, May 9th 2019 - 07:50 UTC

    The Ose robotic vibrator finally given the CTA innovation award

    The organization has now offered a “sincere apology” to Lora DiCarlo. The CTA was accused of “gender bias” at the time in a blog  by Lora Haddock

    A sex toy that was banned from this year's CES tech show after winning an innovation award has been given the prize again, four months later. The Ose robotic vibrator by Lora DiCarlo was originally given the prize by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in January.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2019 - 09:59 UTC

    Falklands' veteran discharged because of his sexuality suing MoD for the return of his medals

    Joe Ousalice, 68, served for nearly 18 years in the Royal Navy but was discharged in 1993 when there was a ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces.

    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.

  • 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.

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