Posted onSeptember 6, 2018|Comments Off on Article: India Finally Decriminalizes Homosexuality
Celebrations have erupted in India after the supreme court unanimously ruled to decriminalise homosexual sex in a landmark judgment for gay rights.
Estimates are that up to 8% of India’s population – 104 million people – might be LGBT, one of the largest such populations in the world.
The country’s highest court ruled that a 160-year-old law banning sex “against the order of nature” amounted to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and was unconstitutional. The judgment, after 24 years of legal challenges, triggered elation among LBGT Indians and their allies across the country and plans for all-night parties in nightclubs in major cities.
Posted onJuly 24, 2018|Comments Off on Article: Pakistani Transgender People Are Running For Parliament
Trans activists take part in a demonstration in Karachi
Cast out, marginalised and even murdered, transgender people in Pakistan used to have to rely on their wits to survive. Now they are running for parliament.
The country is conservative and deeply religious and homosexuality is illegal, but it has nonetheless introduced laws that are at the global forefront of trans rights. Pakistan has officially recognised a third gender since 2009.
Laws were liberalised still further in March of 2018, with a wide-ranging piece of legislation that grants intersex people, eunuchs and trans men and women the option to self-identify their gender on official forms. A person born male can now hold a female passport. This new law lets people self-identify their gender on official documents and offers protection to 13 trans candidates in this week’s election.
Montreal Pride will be held from August 9th to 19th, 2018
Celebrate LGBTQ with a numerous events that include art, conferences, music, drag superstars, djs, dancing, sports competitions, and brunch. The Sunday afternoon parade is as inspiring as it is an awesome spectacle. Vibrant, proud, and colourful, this is a highlight of the Montreal year for all.
Le festival Fierté Montréal aura lieu du 9 au 19 août 2018.
Célébrez la communauté LGBTQ avec de nombreux événements qui incluent des conférences, de l’art, de la musique, des superstars de drag, djs, danses, des compétitions sportives et brunchs. Le défilé du dimanche après-midi est aussi inspirant que c’est un spectacle impressionnant. Vibrant, fier et coloré, c’est un moment fort de l’année montréalaise pour tous.
Posted onMay 17, 2014|Comments Off on International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
May 17th, 2014 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the biggest LGBTI solidarity event in the world. May 17 actions are set to take place in over 120 countries today. At the start of the Day worldwide, various top global figures have already come out in support for May 17 around the world, from US President Barack Obama, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Today, 2.8 billion people worldwide live in one of the 81 countries, which still criminalize same-sex acts. 4.9 billion people – 2/3 of the world’s population – have their right to information or expression around sexual and gender diversity systematically censored by states. Yet today’s global May 17th commemorations are set to send a clear signal that human rights for all are shared values for billions of people worldwide.
Posted onMay 17, 2013|Comments Off on May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17th 2013, is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHO or IDAHOBIT for short), and people are coming together across the globe to celebrate and push for an end to discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.
May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
The event is coordinated by the IDAHOBIT Committee, which was founded by Louis-George Tin in 2004. The first event took place on May 17, 2005. That year, 24,000 individuals and organizations signed on to a message of support for the initiative.
In 2013, countless people and groups around the world are showing their support in creative ways. In Canada, the theme of this year’s Day is “Fight the Homophobia Web Virus.” The Fondation Émergence Homophobia Day website explains:
“Homophobia is becoming increasingly present on the Web and in social media. The anonymity of the Internet facilitates the spread of abusive comments and cyberhomophobia that could have serious consequences.”