Image #: 26463613    People take part in a procession organised by gay rights activists in central Kiev January 11, 2014. Organisers said that the participants had met on social networks online and that the procession, from Bessarabia Square to Independence Square, was held to show their support for pro-European integration supporters who are holding a rally in Independence Square.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)       REUTERS /GLEB GARANICH /LANDOV

Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s Labour Code. This important milestone for LGBTI people in Ukraine was reached when 234 members of the Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, voted to add the anti-discrimination clause to the Code earlier today (Thursday, 12 November). This was the third

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Thailand introduces first law to protect LGBT people

The country’s first law specifically protecting LGBT people came into effect last week. Thai parliament passed the 2015 Gender Equality Act in March. The law is is designed to protect members of the LGBT community and aims to punish discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Those found guilty of discrimination may face up

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Millions of US LGBT workers gain workplace discrimination protection

An Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination will affect all those working for federal contractors and subcontractors.  President Obama’s Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination has now come into effect. The US President signed the bill last July and it came into effect yesterday (8 April). It is now forbidden for federal contractors and subcontractors

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New Georgian President: “government must never allow discrimination”

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the winner of a landslide vote on Sunday to elect the country’s next President, believes that “the objective of a democratic state is to protect the rights of every citizen.” In a written response to a series of questions posed by the voter information website Prezidenti.ge, Margvelashvili outlined his views on various issues,