LGBTQ rights
Japanese court lands a blow to marriage equality during Pride Month

The Osaka District Court deemed that the ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. Last year, a petition at the Sapporo District Court ruled the ban unconstitutional

Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls for investigation and prosecution of parents of transgender children

Coinciding with a nationwide attack against LGBTQ rights, Abbott joins Texas conservatives in claiming that gender-affirming care is child abuse

Cuba starts public consultation on new family code

Legislation amends 1976 text to expand the rights of the LGBTQIA community and may come into effect from April

Australia anti-LGBT bill Rally held in Sydney against Morrison government’s push to dilute LGBT+ rights

Activists have opposed the conservative Liberal-National coalition government’s attempts to push through the Religious Discrimination Bill that dilutes the existing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in faith-based schools and institutions

Polish LGBTQ groups and left oppose bill that seeks to ban pride marches

The bill that seeks to ban pride marches was introduced in parliament after receiving over 140,000 signatures through a process called the citizens’ initiative. It was spearheaded by right-wing activist Kaja Godek

Pride Parades - Croatia Pride parades held in Croatian cities of Split and Zagreb

Braving homophobic attacks and prejudice, the LGBTQ community and rights groups in Croatia were able organize pride parades in two major cities, Zagreb and Split

Argentina makes history and passes the Travesti Trans Employment Quota

Last Thursday, Argentina’s congress passed the Travesti Trans Employment Quota, a law which calls for the State to reserve a percentage of its employment capacity for this population.

Anti-LGBT law-Hungary Progressive groups slam Hungary’s latest homophobic law

Under the guise of fighting pedophilia, the right-wing government in Hungary has passed a law in the Hungarian parliament which prohibits dissemination of materials talking about LGBT orientations to minors

Body of LGBT and land reform activist found burnt in the south of Brazil

25-year-old Lindolfo Kosmaski ran for the City Council in 2020. The MST deems his death a hate crime

Brazil: transgender murders increased by 41% in 2020

Report shows that 175 trans women were murdered last year, 68% of victims were black

Latvia same sex marriages Latvian parliament rejects citizen initiative to validate same sex partnerships

The 100-member Latvian parliament Saeima voted down a citizen initiative which demanded the validation of same sex partnerships. The initiative was launched by the Dzīvesbiedri (Spouses) movement and citizen initiative platform ManaBalss.lv

Same sex marriage-Estonia Campaign for validating same sex marriage in Estonia gains momentum

Progressive sections in Estonia have launched the petition after the government proposed a national referendum that will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman