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LGL`s Volunteers Commemorated International Transgender Visibility Day

International Transgender Visibility Day is celebrated worldwide on March 31st . On that occasion, LGL`s EVS volunteer Veronika from Slovakia took an iniciative and prepared a non-formal educational workshop on trans* human rights that took place in LGBT* community centre on Thursday, April 6, 2017. “I started to be interested in trans* human rights after

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Airbnb Launches Inspirational Marriage Equality Campaign

Airbnb has launched an inspiring campaign for marriage equality in Australia. The multi-billion-pound company is asking Australians to wear a black ring until same-sex marriage is legal in the country – but there’s a catch. The ring is incomplete, symbolising the gap in equality legislation which needs to be filled by legalising same-sex marriage. Airbnb

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Same-sex Marriage Could Come to Panama if Activists Win Legal Fight

Same-sex marriage could be coming to Panama if LGBTI activists win a legal fight with the Supreme Court of Justice. Álvaro José López Levy is hoping for the Central American country’s highest court to agree to change the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Article 26 of the Family Code currently defines marriage as

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LGL’s Volunteer Giordano: My Experience in Documenting the Award Ceremony

The ceremony of the National Equality and Diversity Awards 2016 took place at the beautiful Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania on the evening of 29th March 2017. Many people attended this big and important event, ready to celebrate equality for everybody beyond sexuality, religion or disability. As a volunteer and photographer of the

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Activist Seeks to Become First Trans Person Elected in Honduras

An activist in Honduras would become the first openly transgender candidate elected in the country if she were to win a seat in the Central American Parliament. Kendra Stefani Jordany, who is a member of the Liberty and Refoundation (LIBRE) party from the city of San Pedro Sula, finished 18 among the list of 20

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Kerala Might Be the First Indian State to Repeal Anti-gay Laws

The south-western Indian state, Kerala, might become the first to repeal section 377 of the country’s penal code. Even if the Bill doesn’t pass, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for LGBTI people. Section 377 is a hangover from British Colonial rule and prohibits ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’. According

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The Associated Press Just Updated Its Language on LGBTI Issues

The Associated Press Stylebook (AP) which has been used as a writing Bible by journalists around the world for decades has issued new guidelines around LGBTI language. One major change includes updating the use of ‘they’ as a singular. The new stylebook entry will allow for the first time allow the use of ‘they’ as

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On March 27th, 2017, the planning session for the 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month took place in Vilnius. Participants from Lithuania, Belarus, United Kingdom and Sweden took part in it. The 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month will happen in October 2017. Now it is scheduled for 10 Nordic cities on both

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Japan Elected Its First Trans Man Into Public Office

Japan has elected its first trans man into public office. The country has made the landmark step with the election of Tomoya Hosoda as a councillor for the city of Iruma. The 25-year-old won of the 22 seats up for grabs in the election. The country elected its first trans politician in 2003, Kamikawa Aya.

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Prominent LGBT Activist to Run for Chile Congress

A prominent LGBT rights advocate in Chile has announced he is running for a seat in the country’s congress. Luis Larraín, who is the co-founder and former president of Fundación Iguales, declared his candidacy for the Chilean House of Deputies in an interview that La Tercera, a Chilean newspaper. Larraín, 36, is a member of