Category Archives: International News

Taking Discrimination to Court in India


amfAR | November 20, 2014 Anand Grover served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health from 2008 until July 2014. He remains project … Continue reading

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Rise Up councillor plans to take sexual orientation fight to Equal Opportunity Commission


Craig Butt | The Age | November 24, 2014 A Rise Up Australia candidate in the state election who failed to stop a local council from promoting same-sex relationships plans to take her case to the Equal Opportunity Commission, claiming … Continue reading

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African LGBTI Group a first to Protest at The Hague


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 24, 2014 For the first time, an African LGBTI group will stage a demonstration at The Hague in the Netherlands, to draw attention to complaints arising out of how the Netherlands Immigration authorities treat the … Continue reading

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Man Who Falsely Accused Four Gay Guys Of Raping Him Is Headed Off To Prison


Graham Gremore | Queerty | November 25, 2014 U.K. man who made false rape accusations against four gay guys is headed to the slammer. 43-year-old Mark Wixey (pictured) will spend the next six years behind bars after accusing four innocent men … Continue reading

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Gambia Leader Approves Law Jailing Gays for Life


Associated Press | EDGE Boston | November 21, 2014 The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community. A … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI Human Rights Violations Report Released


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 21, 2014 The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CSCHRCL), Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), Rainbow Health Foundation (RHF), and Support Initiative for Persons with Congenital Disorders (SIPD) released … Continue reading

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Jon Qwelane No Longer High Commissioner to Uganda


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 17, 2014 Following the story in South African press that Jon Qwelane is back in Court, I noted terminology referring to Mr. Qwelane as the “former high commissioner” of South Africa to Uganda.  I had … Continue reading

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Family Court Chief Justice calls for rethink on how High Court handles cases involving transgender children


Mark Bannerman | ABC Australia | November 16, 2014 Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant says she would like to see the court’s jurisdiction tested in cases involving medical treatment for transgender children. “I’d like to see the High Court … Continue reading

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Botswana Gay Group Victorious


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 15, 2014. The Gaborone High Court ruled that the Botswana government is compelled to register the LGBTI group, group LEGABIBO,  (Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana). This order was sought after registration of the organization was  … Continue reading

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Russia lawmaker moves to close gay marriage loophole


Darren Wee | Gay Star News | November 14, 2014 Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov is preparing a bill that would require brides and grooms to wear traditional attire after a transgender woman married her girlfriend in a dress last week. … Continue reading

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