SAHRC welcomes guilty verdict against Jon Qwelane

2017-08-18 17:19

The hate speech verdict against "gay is not okay" columnist Jon Qwelane will ensure that freedom of expression is not used as a veil for hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

2017-08-15 08:49

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has suggested that President Donald Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the US military may not be a done deal.

Australia plans postal vote on gay marriage

2017-08-09 06:54

Australia will hold a voluntary postal vote on whether to legalise gay marriage if parliament rejects plans for a plebiscite on the contentious issue, the prime minister says.

Israel's supreme court comes out for gay surrogacy

2017-08-05 13:56

Israel's supreme court says gay people have the right to become parents through surrogacy, giving campaigners hope of amending legislation that makes only a man and woman eligible.

Same-sex couple 'shocked' by wedding venue's refusal to host ceremony

2017-08-02 22:44

A wedding venue near Stanford in the Western Cape has refused to allow a same sex couple to marry on their premises, apparently because they only host heterosexual weddings.

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

2017-07-27 09:30

'Fired by tweet:' Transgender active-duty troops are shocked by Trump's ban.

Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender woman

2017-07-22 22:01

A Navy seaman in training has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the stabbing death of a transgender woman.

Pride and prejudice at South Korea gay parade

2017-07-13 09:46

Thousands of people are set to march through Seoul, South Korea, to support gay rights - and probably just as many conservative Christians urging them to "repent" their "sins".

Rainbow flags, bubbly as Germany legalises gay marriage

2017-06-30 17:22

Gay and lesbian activists waving rainbow flags cheered in joyful celebration as Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage, a victory in a decades-old rights struggle.

Serbia gets first openly gay woman PM

2017-06-29 22:35

The Serbian parliament has voted in Ana Brnabic, an openly gay woman, as the country's prime minister in a landmark move for the patriarchal conservative country.


Jon Qwelane found guilty of hate speech

2017-08-18 12:44

Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane has been found guilty of hate speech, and ordered to offer an unconditional apology to the LGBT community within 30 days.

Transgender US troops sue Trump over ban

2017-08-09 19:26

Five transgender women in the US military are suing President Donald Trump and the Pentagon over Trump's recent announcement he would reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in uniform.

Australia's ruling party refuses vote on gay marriage bill

2017-08-07 16:29

Australia's ruling party has rejected a push to allow lawmakers to decide whether the country should recognize gay marriage

Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets

2017-08-04 19:48

President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in his military have sparked a flurry of meetings as the Pentagon seeks a new policy that could cause hundreds of service members to be discharged.

Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump's tweet

2017-07-31 20:02

After 'announcing a personal change,' a transgender soldier who finds the courage to shed a secret, now fears setback to life and career from presidential tweet.

Trump bars transgender people from US military

2017-07-26 16:03

President Donald Trump has announced that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military.

German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

2017-07-21 22:17

Germany's president has signed legislation legalising gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this autumn.

Chinese man wins forced gay conversion therapy lawsuit

2017-07-04 11:18

A gay man in central China has successfully sued a mental hospital for forced conversion therapy in what activists hailed as the first such court victory in the country

Germany to legalise same-sex marriage

2017-06-30 08:23

Germany is expected to legalise same-sex marriage, joining many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption.

44 people detained during Istanbul's banned LGBT pride event

2017-06-26 22:10

Turkey's official news agency says 44 people have been detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned

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