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Wednesday, 14 October 2020 02:47

Japan: Kyoto Now Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

The city of Kyoto recognizes same-sex partnerships.

Marriage equality is not legal in Japan, but more and more cities are establishing same-sex partnerships.

The last Japanese municipality to take the plunge by enabling recognition of LGBTQ couples is Kyoto, in the west of the country.

Sunday, 04 October 2020 01:36

LGBTQ Rights In New Zealand

The following is a brief overview of LGBTQ rights in New Zealand.

Sunday, 04 October 2020 01:16

This Is The story Of LGBTQ Rights In Cuba

It's been a long time coming, but Cuba is finally starting to see LGBTQ rights. In the past few years, they have made strides in protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. This blog post will give you some of the history behind this struggle for equality.

 Lawmakers in Baja California do not want to garantee marriage equality.

In the Mexican state of Baja California, it is difficult to get married when you are in a same-sex relationship.

Monday, 20 July 2020 17:59

LGBTQ Rights In Honduras

In the last decade, Honduras has seen an increase in LGBTQ violence and a decline in LGBTQ rights. It's no wonder why they're also among the most dangerous places for queer women. This blog post will go over what is happening currently in Honduras with regards to LGBTQ rights.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:34

Thailand May Recognize Same-Sex Unions Soon

thailand civil unions soon

A bill to allow civil unions for same-sex couples has been introduced in Thailand, but the bill is far from perfect.

Monday, 22 June 2020 23:11

LGBTQ Rights In Argentina

Argentina is one of the most progressive countries in Latin America when it comes to LGBTQ rights. It was the first country in South America to legalize same-sex marriage and has a relatively high degree of acceptance for LGBTQ people. Let's explore how Argentina came to be one of the world's leading advocates for LGBTQ rights.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 01:45

Okayama Now Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

okayama same sex partnership certificates

In Japan, equal marriage and civil unions are not open to same-sex couples, as we saw in an article on the initiative launched to bring businesses together and put pressure on the government to legalize marriage equality. Here is another initiative I am sure you’re going to like.

first lgbtq married couple costa rica

In Costa Rica, Daritza Araya Arguedas, 24, a judicial technician, and Alexandra Quirós Castillo, 29, a university student, dreamed of getting married but couldn’t do so until now, not that they didn’t want to, but the equal marriage was illegal.

japanese companies lgbtq rights

A charity has launched a program called the Famiee Project to bring more LGBTQ rights in Japan.

Sunday, 12 April 2020 02:35

LGBT Rights In Canada

The LGBTQ community has faced many struggles throughout history, but Canada is one of the more inclusive and accepting places to live. There are still some challenges that a lot of LGBTQ people face, but this listicle will explain what the current progress are in Canada.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 00:32

LGBTQ Rights In Japan

After years of waiting to finally see the rights of LGBTQ people advance in Japan, it looks as though that time is now.

nepal 2021 census third gender

Nepal is a country that is more advanced on LGBTQ rights than many US states or European countries.

In 2015, the constitution prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation after a landmark Supreme Court decision in 2008. The court also called for greater recognition of same-sex relationships.

Friday, 21 February 2020 23:20

LGBTQ Rights In Mexico

In recent years, LGBTQ rights have been advancing in Mexico. The subject may still be a little too taboo but that doesn't mean it can't happen!

south korea military trans soldier

Although South Koreans are gradually accepting the LGBTQ community thanks to growing representation in TV series and movies, the military has just sent a soldier home because of her transgender identity.

philippines supreme court

Bad news... The LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines has suffered a bitter defeat in its attempt to legalize equal marriage.

Monday, 30 December 2019 02:52

Will Mauritius Decriminalize Homosexuality?

mauritius

Mauritius is an island located near Africa in the Indian Ocean and is also one of the countries that still criminalizes same-sex relationships.

edmonton

So far, the city of Edmonton, Canada, had no “conversion therapy” ban. The goal was therefore to get a favorable vote to improve the protection of LGBTQ youth, especially since Vancouver passed a similar law in 2018. It was also an opportunity to advance rights for our community.

However, no complaints have ever been filed as a result of “conversion therapy” or attempts to “change” a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. So was Edmonton City Council still going to agree to look into the matter?

china marriage equality

China is one of those countries where there is no law allowing same-sex couples to get married. But as China revises its civil laws, LGBTQ activists are pushing for the legalization of marriage equality.

The goal is simple: to show that this law would not only affect a dozen people but hundreds of thousands.

hong kong marriage equality

Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1991 in Hong Kong, an independent territory in southeast China. In June 2018, a new victory took place for our community as the Hong Kong High Court ruled in favor of a gay couple fighting for equal benefits. In July, the court ruled that foreign LGBTQ couples living in Hong Kong city who had legally married elsewhere were entitled to a spouse visa.

So we believed that victory was possible when MK, a lesbian woman, launched a challenge to get marriage equality.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:19

The 2019 Taiwan Pride March Was Memorable!

2019 taiwan pride march

Taiwan became Asia’s first country to legalize equal marriage on May 24, 2019. Last week’s Pride march was an opportunity to celebrate.

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