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05.08.2020

A Queer Cry for Freedom: Meet the LGBTQ Palestinians Demanding Liberation

A Queer Cry for Freedom: Meet the LGBTQ Palestinians Demanding Liberation

It happened all at once, without any coordination. Suddenly, all 150 protesters were on the street — lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queers, and their allies. All proudly Palestinian, marching from Haifa’s German Colony to the Baha’i Gardens. “A queer cry for freedom,” they chanted. Courageous and beautiful, the demonstration, which… »

15.06.2020

Marriage for All in Switzerland and Access to Sperm Donation for Lesbian Couples.

Marriage for All in Switzerland and Access to Sperm Donation for Lesbian Couples.

In Switzerland, same-sex couples should also be allowed to marry in the future. The Grand Chamber of Parliament decided so; the National Council also voted in favor of authorizing sperm donation for lesbian couples. However, the bill must overcome other obstacles. In Switzerland, same-sex couples have the option of registering… »

07.07.2019

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

Yesterday was a great party of colour and human rights for the LGBT community and everyone else working for freedom and the celebration of diversity. Seeing the great atmosphere may give a mistaken impression that all is well with sexual diversity but the reality of discrimination and violence has not… »

03.07.2019

Queer Liberation March in New York City

Queer Liberation March in New York City

On June 30, tens of thousands joined the Queer Liberation March in New York City, organized by a coalition of activist groups to “reclaim pride.” According to the group’s mission statement, “We march in our communities’ tradition of resistance against police, state, and societal oppression, a tradition that is epitomized… »

19.06.2019

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

By David Breitkopf Donald Trump’s progressive record in office is—let’s just say—wanting. But his supporters are quick to point out his support of the LGBTQ community as one instance where he has come down on the right (or left) side of the ledger. It is true that during the 2016… »

15.06.2019

Who’s afraid of LGBT superheroes?

Who’s afraid of LGBT superheroes?

Ultra-conservatives have launched homophobic campaigns against Disney and Marvel for ‘LGBT propaganda’. It seems laughable but it’s part of a coordinated backlash. By Claire Provost for openDemocracy The US Christian right has been busy. Over the last few months they’ve been busy in America pushing for… »

14.06.2019

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

“Botswana judges rule laws criminalising gay sex are unconstitutional”: “High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down, in a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous… »

31.03.2019

Brunei’s Islam and US Christian radicals: not a good day for LGBT human rights

Brunei’s Islam and US Christian radicals: not a good day for LGBT human rights

Brunei and Sharia Law George Clooney, and now Elton John (is this the beginning of #MeToo 2.0?) have called for a boycott on hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. This is due to a new application of Sharia Law documented by Amnesty International in the following Press Release: “Brunei:… »

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

11.10.2017

Romania’s dangerous slide into illiberalism

Romania’s dangerous slide into illiberalism

By Bogdan Gradinaru for DiEM25. The map above depicts countries where gay marriage is recognized (dark blue), where it is confined to a civil union (light blue), where it is not recognised (red) and where the issue is, well, a grey area. Let me to point your attention to… »

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