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Strasbourg, 12 May 2015 – “Europeans remain largely unaware of the painful personal histories of intersex people and the human rights violations they face. Stereotypes and norms grounded on the binary female-male classification have led to unnecessary medical and surgical interventions on intersex infants and a climate of incomprehension in society. It is time to

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Tokyo ward becomes first in Japan to recognize gay partnerships

Shibuya will issue certificates recognizing gay unions as ‘equal to marriage’. Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first locale in Japan to recognize gay couples, a major step forward for LGBTI rights in the conservative country. The district assembly Tuesday (31 March) voted overwhelmingly in favor of issuing certificates recognizing same-sex unions as ‘equivalent to