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.
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.
In the Mexican state of Baja California, it is difficult to get married when you are in a same-sex relationship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A charity has launched a program called the Famiee Project to bring more LGBTQ rights in Japan.
I wish I had good news for LGBTQ rights, but I have a bad one, sadly.
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.
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.
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.
Bad news... The LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines has suffered a bitter defeat in its attempt to legalize equal marriage.
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 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.
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.