LGBT rights

VIDEO: GLAAD prepares Ukrainian advocates to speak up and speak out

Check out the video Ukrainian advocates made for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

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November 2, 2015

Two year wait for justice in case challenging Belize's law banning LGBT relationships

Caleb Orozco, an out gay man and an advocate for LGBT acceptance in Belize, is challenging Section 53 of the Belize criminal code that sentences a person to 10 years in prison for being in a relationship with a person of the same sex.

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May 10, 2015

#May17Because I refuse to remain silent in the face of injustice against LGBT people

The United Nations Human Rights Office will release an inspiring new video, highlighting the diverse roles played by LGBT people around the world.

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February 10, 2015

Slovakia's referendum on homophobic discrimination has failed

Slovakian referendum intended to strengthen homophobic discrimination and undermine sexuality education has failed due to a low turnout campaign launched by LGBT advocate groups.

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December 16, 2014

Teacher in Russia fighting for her job after being outed

Young teacher in St. Petersburg was fired because of her sexual orientation and as a result of the actions of anti-LGBT activist Timur Isaev.

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December 9, 2014

Temple in Japan conducts marriages for same-sex couples

The Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto has become the first Zen-Buddhist temple in Japan to officially offer marriages for same-sex couples
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December 8, 2014

Major set-back for LGBT rights in South Korea

This past Sunday LGBT advocates occupied Seoul City Hall with a sit-in protest against the Mayor of Seoul, Mr. Park Won-Soon, who refused to allow LGBT rights to be added to the city charter.

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August 12, 2014

Kenya: a new proposed bill threathens the lives of LGBT Kenyans

Kenya, the home to more than 43 million people, might now join the international list of countries where being LGBT is simply a criminal offense punishable by death.

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March 7, 2014

LEBANON: Activists hail "landmark ruling" On LGBT criminalization

A judge presiding over the case of criminalizing LGBT relationships has ruled that the piece of legislation is in fact invalid.

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