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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 […]

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 […]

Genes Help Determine Women’s Sexual Orientation

July 11, 2011

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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 11, 2011 A new UK study suggests sexual orientation and “gender conformity” in women are both genetic traits. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, based their study on the observation of consistent differences in the psychological characteristics of boys and […]