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An LGBT History Lesson: People Who Changed History

May 16, 2012

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by Joel BoyceMay 15, 2012 Photo credit: Notwist Thursday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination. For our complete coverage, please click here. What would the world today look […]

Trans Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Gender Identity Law

May 11, 2012

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By Marcela Valente Students at a new secondary school in Buenos Aires that caters to members of sexual minorities. Credit:Courtesy Bachillerato Popular “Mocha Celis” BUENOS AIRES, May 10, 2012 (IPS) – Under a new law that recognises a broad range of rights for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender persons in Argentina, they will have the right […]

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 […]

The Gay and Transgender Wage Gap

April 18, 2012

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Many Workers Receive Less Pay Due to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Reva Iman, 42, a homeless transgender woman, at her provided home in Atlanta. Gay and transgender workers need comprehensive federal protections against discrimination in hiring, firing, and wages.SOURCE: AP/ Erik S. Lesser By Crosby Burns | April 16, 2012 Not all employees […]

What I think about the new sex work laws

April 2, 2012

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The prostitution laws don’t help the ones who need it most By Fleur de Lit I’m sitting in a king sized bed in a four-star hotel in Toronto reading the decision made by the Ontario Court of Appeals regarding Canadian sex work laws. I’m waiting for room service to bring up my coffee. I decided […]

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 […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012

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Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]

Why does it matter if a child has a same-sex crush?

February 21, 2012

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The ripples caused by a boy of seven coming out as gay shows society has a way to go before it views LGBT people equally Tom Katsumiguardian.co.uk, Monday 20 February 2012 Members of the cast of Glee. Photograph: Channel 4 A blogger for the Huffington Post has caused ripples online recently by writing that her […]

Transgender German Girl Faces Being Institutionalized By Father Who Rejects Her Gender Expression

February 1, 2012

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Posted: 01/31/2012 International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists are expressing concern over reports that an 11-year-old German transgender girl is in danger of being institutionalized. Though exact details on the case are slim (at least in the English language media), International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) declared their support for the […]

Transgender German Girl Faces Being Institutionalized By Father Who Rejects Her Gender Expression

February 1, 2012

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Posted: 01/31/2012 International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists are expressing concern over reports that an 11-year-old German transgender girl is in danger of being institutionalized. Though exact details on the case are slim (at least in the English language media), International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) declared their support for the […]

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” […]

Madden discusses new gender health services

January 18, 2012

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By Emily Baer, The Dartmouth StaffPublished on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Jennifer Madden, a family practitioner interested in medical care and hormone therapy for transgender individuals, discussed the history of transgender health care and research and current practices for primary practitioners providing care for transgendered patients in a lecture to Dartmouth Medical School students and […]

Fenway Health urges doctors to talk with patients about sexual orientation, gender identity

January 18, 2012

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By Chelsea Conaboy, Globe Staff01/17/2012 While there is great diversity among people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, it’s clear that the group as a whole experiences significant health disparities, many linked to social stigmas. They have higher rates of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse, and are more likely to experience violence. […]

INDIA Campuses Lead Gay Rights Struggle

September 5, 2011

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By Ranjita Biswas KOLKATA, India, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – It was with some trepidation that Nivvedan, a student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay, helped launch ‘Saathi’ (Companion), catering to the needs of people with different sexual orientations on campus. Yet, when Saathi held its first meeting in July it […]

INDIA Campuses Lead Gay Rights Struggle

September 5, 2011

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By Ranjita Biswas KOLKATA, India, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – It was with some trepidation that Nivvedan, a student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay, helped launch ‘Saathi’ (Companion), catering to the needs of people with different sexual orientations on campus. Yet, when Saathi held its first meeting in July it […]

Argentina’s big step towards true sexual equality

September 3, 2011

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Proposals to allow trans people to change their names and gender on legal documents could be another landmark measure Flavia Dzodan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September 2011 A gay couple kisses outside Argentina’s congress during a 2010 rally to support a proposal to legalise same-sex marriage. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP The 15 July last year was a […]

Argentina’s big step towards true sexual equality

September 3, 2011

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Proposals to allow trans people to change their names and gender on legal documents could be another landmark measure Flavia Dzodan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September 2011 A gay couple kisses outside Argentina’s congress during a 2010 rally to support a proposal to legalise same-sex marriage. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP The 15 July last year was a […]

Executed for Being Gay

September 2, 2011

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By Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, […]

Executed for Being Gay

September 2, 2011

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By Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, […]

U.S. Controversy Emerges Over Gender Identity Laws

August 20, 2011

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By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19, 2011 (IPS) – Legislation incorporating gender identity protection has ignited debate among activists for gay and lesbian rights, with some arguing that the legislation actually endangers women and threatens their physical safety, while others contend that gender identity protection is key to obtaining equality for the LGBT community.“The […]

U.S. Controversy Emerges Over Gender Identity Laws

August 20, 2011

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By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19, 2011 (IPS) – Legislation incorporating gender identity protection has ignited debate among activists for gay and lesbian rights, with some arguing that the legislation actually endangers women and threatens their physical safety, while others contend that gender identity protection is key to obtaining equality for the LGBT community.“The […]

U.S. Tribal Council Resists Homophobia

August 9, 2011

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By Kanya D’Almeida WASHINGTON, Aug 8, 2011 (IPS) – Heather Purser, a member of the Suquamish tribe, whose reservation sits in Washington State, came out to her family at the age of 16, but has never felt completely accepted by her people. Until now. Following a unanimous vote last Monday, the Suquamish became the second […]

U.S. Tribal Council Resists Homophobia

August 9, 2011

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By Kanya D’Almeida WASHINGTON, Aug 8, 2011 (IPS) – Heather Purser, a member of the Suquamish tribe, whose reservation sits in Washington State, came out to her family at the age of 16, but has never felt completely accepted by her people. Until now. Following a unanimous vote last Monday, the Suquamish became the second […]

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, […]

Youth centre for GLBTQ youth envisioned

August 1, 2011

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By Joëlle Pouliot, The Gazette July 30, 2011 People take part in a Gay Pride parade in downtown Seville June 25, 2011.Photograph by: REUTERS/Javier Diaz MONTREAL – As the Divers/Cité arts and music festival unfolds in the city, the Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia is cooking up a plan to open a youth centre for […]

Youth centre for GLBTQ youth envisioned

August 1, 2011

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By Joëlle Pouliot, The Gazette July 30, 2011 People take part in a Gay Pride parade in downtown Seville June 25, 2011.Photograph by: REUTERS/Javier Diaz MONTREAL – As the Divers/Cité arts and music festival unfolds in the city, the Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia is cooking up a plan to open a youth centre for […]

Kids challenge gender identity earlier — and get support

July 31, 2011

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Parents and schools are seeing increasing numbers of children, some as young as kindergartners, who are challenging the gender into which they were born. By Lornet Turnbull Seattle Times staff reporter Every few weeks, Aidan Key might get a call: a little boy in school is dressing as a girl — in frilly tops or […]

FAMILY LIFE: The changing face of ‘family’

July 29, 2011

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Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:27pm Today’s LGBT youth have options available that the gays and lesbians of yore would not have dreamed possible DAVID WEBB | The Rare Reporter What a difference a few decades and the evolution of new generations can make in society, particularly when it comes to the development of […]

FAMILY LIFE: The changing face of ‘family’

July 29, 2011

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Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:27pm Today’s LGBT youth have options available that the gays and lesbians of yore would not have dreamed possible DAVID WEBB | The Rare Reporter What a difference a few decades and the evolution of new generations can make in society, particularly when it comes to the development of […]

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 […]

government-of-the-people-but-not-for-transgendered-people

July 15, 2011

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irishtimes.com – Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Dr Lydia Foy took a High Court case seeking legal recognition of her female gender. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton will publish legislation in the next year to provide for recognition of the acquired gender of transgender […]