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Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

May 11, 2012

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By PETER BAKERPublished: May 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen […]

Indonesia Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

May 9, 2012

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Kafil Yamin | May 09, 2012 The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against women (CEDAW) has become uncertain after falling afoul of powerful Islamist groups. No fewer than six major Islamic organizations have formally objected to […]

The Word on Women – Lesbians strive to end economic, social discrimination

April 23, 2012

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By Lisa Anderson23-04-2012 Lesbians Da Na (R) and Bu Xiu (not their real names) pose for their wedding photographs on Valentine’s Day at Qianmen street in Beijing February 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee ISTANBUL (TrustLaw) – Discrimination hurts many women economically and socially, but it has an even greater and sometimes dangerous impact on lesbians, according […]

Muslim lesbian couple fight deportation

March 28, 2012

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By Tom Godfrey, QMI AGENCY TORONTO – A Muslim lesbian couple who claim they will be killed if deported to their native Israel due to their sexuality is being given a second chance to remain in Canada. Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, of Toronto, arrived in Canada from Tel Aviv in 2007 and filed unsuccessful […]

Anti-Discrimination Bill Fast-Tracked After Brutal Gay Bashing

March 22, 2012

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By Marianela Jarroud SANTIAGO, Mar 21, 2012 (IPS) – “We shouldn’t have to live in fear. We’re citizens and voters of Chile, we have jobs, and yet we live in daily fear of being attacked,” said 33-year-old Carla Oviedo, a victim of discrimination on the grounds of her sexual orientation. In 2010, after she had […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012

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March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

Gender stereotypes, miscommunication can hinder relationships among people of all gender identifications and sexual orientations

February 29, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Sophomore Ray George’s relationship with his girlfriend started in a bit of an unconventional way. “I actually didn’t ask my girlfriend [out] on our first date,” George said. “She asked me out first.” Marissa Oehlhof, an instructor in the Psychology department, said one of the traditional gender stereotypes is for […]

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN: Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise

February 21, 2012

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Associated Press,  Feb. 19, 2012CHICAGO — A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.It’s an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts […]

Female to male: One man’s journey

February 10, 2012

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10 February, 2012By Fiona Parker Bendigo man Ben MacEllen didn’t start life as Ben, and he didn’t start life as a boy. Ben MacEllen, author of ‘A Cut Closer to Whole’ and presenter Fiona Parker in ABC’s Bendigo studios (Terri-Anne Kingsley – ABC Local Radio) Download the mp3 file Ben MacEllen was born a girl […]

When gay is a choice

January 24, 2012

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 Actress Cynthia Nixon says she “chose” to be a lesbian. Is the science of female sexual fluidity on her side? Cynthia Nixon (Credit: Reuters/Michael Caronna) This Sunday, in a New York Times Magazine profile, actress Cynthia Nixon threw political correctness to the wind when talking about her lesbianism as a “choice” […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

Latina lesbians face discrimination: study

August 8, 2011

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ESTHER CEPEDA eejaycee@600words.com August 7, 2011 4:20PM Updated: August 8, 2011 2:08AM To be studied is to be acknowledged, and if you are a Hispanic woman who is either a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer — or questioning whether you are any of the above — your time has come. The first research of its kind, […]

Latina lesbians face discrimination: study

August 8, 2011

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ESTHER CEPEDA eejaycee@600words.com August 7, 2011 4:20PM Updated: August 8, 2011 2:08AM To be studied is to be acknowledged, and if you are a Hispanic woman who is either a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer — or questioning whether you are any of the above — your time has come. The first research of its kind, […]

Burning Questions, video: PFLAG a resource for gay community

July 16, 2011

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By Michael Louis VinsonPost-Crescent staff writerJuly 15, 2011 Newsmakers: PFLAG forms again in Appleton: July 14, 2011: A new chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has been formed in Appleton and we talk with some of the people who helped organize it. Years after a local chapter faded away because […]

‘Indecent’ lesbian kiss scenes face watershed crackdown

May 4, 2011

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‘Indecent’ lesbian kiss scenes face watershed crackdown Lesbian kisses could be banned from TV screens until late at night under government plans to stop children being exposed to ‘indecent’ images. David Cameron has backed the launch of a review that is expected to recommend that sexually suggestive scenes should only be shown well after the […]