Tag: LGBTQ Rights

March 31, 2019

New Exhibit Commemorates 50 Years o...

A groundbreaking new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington marks the 50th anniversary of a police raid on a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, and highlights key moments in the modern gay rights movement in America that many believe was born out of that historic event. For some members of the LGBTQ community, the exhibit is deeply personal.

March 16, 2019

Rainbow Rage: Kyrgyz Rail Against L...

The peaceful march by some 400 people in central Bishkek on Women’s Day on March 8 promoting women’s rights and “equality for all” was fiercely criticized by socially conservative lawmakers in the predominantly Muslim country

March 15, 2019

Transgender Migrants Seek Asylum in...

With the hope of being granted asylum, members of the LGBTQI community have been arriving at the United States border. They came along with various caravans of undocumented immigrants from Central America

March 6, 2019

Drugged And Attacked: A Kyrgyz Tran...

A Kyrgyz woman has described how she was drugged and attacked by a group of men after their discovered she was transgender. The first sex-reassigment surgery was performed in Kyrgystan in 2014, and Kyrgyz citizens can now change their legal gender, provided they have undergone surgery

February 15, 2019

Kenya High Court Ruling on Decrimin...

Kenya’s LGBT community is looking forward to a ruling that might decriminalize gay sexual relations in Kenya’s constitution. The ruling, expected this month, is raising hopes for LGBT persons across the region

Thai Transgender Candidate Runs for...

As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she’s pursuing a bid to become the country’s first transgender prime minister

February 10, 2019

Amnesty: Ukrainian Authorities R...

The attacks against a range of individuals and groups have come in the form of threats and physical violence from extremist groups to the canceling of broadcasting licenses of specific media outlets by the authorities.

February 4, 2019

Progressive Politician Seeks Polish...

Robert Biedron has long been the hope of many progressive Poles, thanks to his charisma, energy and relative youth. He got his start in politics as an LGBT activist during the 1990s and became the first openly gay member of parliament in 2011. He most recently served as mayor of Slupsk in northern Poland.

January 30, 2019

Myanmar LGBT Pride Out in Force, Bu...

This past weekend, pride week kicked off in full force in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon

January 12, 2019

The Right Step: Twitter Abuzz

Grand old party of India Indian National Congress (INC) recently appointed transgender, former journalist and an activist Apsara Reddy as a national general secretary of it’s women’s wing

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