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12.11.2012

LGBT rights: The global struggle for queer freedom

LGBT rights: The global struggle for queer freedom

Homophobic persecution and discrimination is rife in large parts of the world, and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are still not recognised or protected by international law. Nonetheless, progress towards equality is being made thanks to the defiance and bravery of activists. Over the last two… »

08.11.2012

UN Human Rights Committee Review of Turkey

UN Human Rights Committee Review of Turkey

The collective efforts of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) organizations in Turkey paid off and the UN (United Nations) Human Rights Committee issued its concluding observation on Turkey, covering discrimination against LGBT people. The reports are a compliance review of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), one… »

08.11.2012

From Marriage Equality to Legalizing Marijuana, Election Day Ballot Measures Won by Movements

From Marriage Equality to Legalizing Marijuana, Election Day Ballot Measures Won by Movements

While much attention was fixed on the presidential race, the 2012 election also saw voters decide on a series of landmark ballot initiatives at the state level. Advocates of marriage equality ended Tuesday with four out of four victories, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in Maine and Maryland, upheld same-sex… »

07.11.2012

Egypt’s Women Rebel Against Harassment

Egypt’s Women Rebel Against Harassment

We reproduce here an article by Mel Frykberg for IPS. Photograph: Tahrir Square, the cradle of Egypt’s revoltution, has become also a place for harassment of women. Credit: Khaled Moussa al-Omrani/IPS. CAIRO, Nov 1 2012 (IPS) – Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage… »

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