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Philippine president pardons ex-US Marine in trans woman's killing

Philippine president pardons ex-US Marine in trans woman's killing

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 9, 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's pardon of a former United States Marine convicted of the murder of a transgender Filipina was harshly criticized and denounced by family, human rights organizations, and critics of the U.S. military.

Ugandan officials and judge are no-shows in court over queer youth torture case

Ugandan officials and judge are no-shows in court over queer youth torture case

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 2, 2020

Two Ugandan officials summoned to Uganda's Chief Magistrates Court of Wakiso to face criminal charges for torturing and humiliating 20 LGBTQ youth did not appear in court.

LGBTQs targeted in Trump foreign, immigration policies

LGBTQs targeted in Trump foreign, immigration policies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 26, 2020

President Donald Trump's administration packs a one-two punch to LGBTQ immigration and foreign aid under two different proposed policies.

LGBTQ groups respond with aid for Beirut's queer community

LGBTQ groups respond with aid for Beirut's queer community

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 19, 2020

International LGBTQ organizations and expat queer Lebanese people are raising thousands of dollars to help Beirut's queer community hard hit by the explosion at the city's port earlier this month.

Warsaw police detain LGBTQ demonstrators in Poland

Warsaw police detain LGBTQ demonstrators in Poland

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 12, 2020

Warsaw police clashed with — and arrested — Polish LGBTQ and ally demonstrators last weekend.

Ex-San Salvador cops sentenced in murder of trans woman

Ex-San Salvador cops sentenced in murder of trans woman

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 5, 2020

In a landmark case, three former San Salvador police officers were sentenced last month for the murder of a transgender woman.

Cayman Islands Assembly fails to pass DP bill

Cayman Islands Assembly fails to pass DP bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 29, 2020

Lawmakers in the Cayman Islands narrowly voted down the proposed Domestic Partnership Bill, 2020 Wednesday.

European court rules Hungary must recognize gender identity

European court rules Hungary must recognize gender identity

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2020

Transgender advocates applauded the European Court of Human Rights' July 16 landmark decision that Hungary is legally obligated to recognize gender identity.

UN LGBTQ expert calls for global ban of conversion therapy

UN LGBTQ expert calls for global ban of conversion therapy

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 15, 2020

The United Nations' LGBTQ expert called for a global ban on so-called conversion therapy in Geneva last week.

Montenegro approves same-sex civil partnerships

Montenegro approves same-sex civil partnerships

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 8, 2020

This month. Montenegro became the first Balkan country to grant civil partnerships to same-sex couples.

Polish LGBTs' future at stake in runoff presidential election

Polish LGBTs' future at stake in runoff presidential election

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 1, 2020

Poland's anti-gay right-wing president, Andrzej Duda, was forced into a runoff election against his pro-LGBT liberal opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

India moving forward in fight against HIV/AIDS

India moving forward in fight against HIV/AIDS

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 24, 2020

Many years ago, a young gay man, who came regularly to the Naz Foundation (India) Trust, disappeared for several months.

These summer films and books will inspire resistance

These summer films and books will inspire resistance

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 17, 2020

Be prepared to be heartbroken and inspired this summer.

Anti-bias group decides in favor of Russian lesbian couple

Anti-bias group decides in favor of Russian lesbian couple

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 10, 2020

The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women made a groundbreaking decision in favor of a Russian lesbian couple against the country.