LGBT equality

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India could give one step ahead into egalitarianism for LGTBQ people

India could give one step ahead into egalitarianism for LGTBQ people

India is currently deciding whether to go forward with a new proposed plan for a Uniform Civil Code. This is really good news for our community and for our fellow Indians! The idea is to bring together the country’s many different religious groups and create a common public law for them all to follow. The Uniform Civil Code would affect…
Australia, for or against same sex marriage?

Australia, for or against same sex marriage?

Australia has begun sending out ballots for a non-binding vote on support for legalising same-sex marriage. The survey does not have the power to change the law but could lead to a vote in parliament. Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have said they support the Yes campaign. People will have until 7 November to cast their vote…
Arigatō Japan!

Arigatō Japan!

The Japan Business Federation has come up with a set of guidelines for companies to make their workplaces more LGBTI-friendly Companies in Japan are working together to make life easier for LGBTI people in the workplace. The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) put together its initial guidelines for helping to protect LGBTI people at work. While it is not illegal to…
Lady Gaga attacks Trump for discriminating trans people

Lady Gaga attacks Trump for discriminating trans people

Lady Gaga attacks Trump for discriminating trans people in the US Army. The queen of pop and country, and very influential character within the LGBT community, faces once again, the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump. Trump has recently communicated through his Twitter account that he forbids transexual people of serving the US army, fact that has…
Gay Catholics given VIP seats at Vatican

Gay Catholics given VIP seats at Vatican

Unprecedented move is seen as a 'sign of movement' in the church   In an unprecented move Wednesday (18 February), the Vatican gave a group of gay Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekly general audience. The 50 pilgrims from the US sat front and center in St Peter's Square but were only identified on the list of attendees as…
Apple CEO wants Alabama to move faster on gay equality

Apple CEO wants Alabama to move faster on gay equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook is proud to be from the US state of Alabama. However, he thinks it's time for the southern state to get on board with LGBT equality.  Yesterday, Cook was inducted in the Alabama Academy of Honor. In his acceptance speech, made at the Old House Chamber at the Alabama State Capitol, he urged the Yellowhammer State not to…

Bill Clinton to be honoured with a GLAAD Media Award

GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, has announced that former US President Bill Clinton will be honoured with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards in May. Clinton is to receive GLAAD’s Advocate for Change Award, the first award to be given in that category, at the awards ceremony at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles on 20…