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  • 24th January 2012

    Zulu king’s alleged anti-gay comment to be investigated 8

    King Goodwill Zwelithini is reportedly a widely respected monarch

    12:32 PM — Anti-gay comments reportedly made by the king of the Zulu people are set to be investigated by South Africa's Human Rights Commission, but the royal family insists it was a mistranslation by a national newspaper.

  • 25th August 2011

    Inter-American Court of Human Rights hears landmark lesbian custody case 4

    Chile currently has no enshrined anti-discrimination laws and no recognitions for same-sex couples

    9:45 AM — Karen Atala had been told by Chilean courts that her children faced a risk of "social discrimination" because she was a lesbian, but the country has agreed to defer to the international court's decision.

  • 17th May 2011

    Peter Tatchell: The Commonwealth is a bastion of homophobia 108

    Peter Tatchell says the Commonwealth is refusing to act on homophobia

    4:02 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the Commonwealth is a "bastion of global homophobia" and has failed to condemn abuses of LGBT people.

  • Illinois trans woman sues employer over toilet ban 3

    Meggan Sommerville has filed discrimination charges over the bathroom ban

    1:50 PM — A trans woman from the US state of Illinois is suing her employers for barring her from using the women's toilet. Meggan Sommerville, of Oswego, has filed two charges of discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

  • 4th May 2011

    Ugandan lesbian honoured for human rights work 12

    Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera was hailed "an exceptional woman of rare courage"

    11:08 AM — Ugandan lesbian campaigner Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has been honoured with an international award for her bravery in speaking out for human rights. She was commended for her "rare courage" in a country which punishes homosexuality severely.

  • 25th June 2010

    Hillary Clinton says ‘Gay rights are human rights’ 7

    Hillary Clinton is fully behind gay rights issues

    1:51 PM — Speaking this week at President Obama's White House reception held in honour of Pride Month, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said once again that in the Democratic Party's eyes, gay rights are human rights.

  • 23rd June 2010

    Marchers to defy St Petersburg Pride ban 4

    St Petersburg Pride March has been banned

    6:14 PM — The organisers of St Petersburg's first gay pride march, which was due to take place this Saturday, have been told by city officials that they are forbidden to go ahead with the event.

  • 25th May 2010

    Malta has poor record on gay rights 17

    Malta is one of the EU countries accused of failing its LGBT population

    10:26 AM — The European body of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA-Europe, has concluded that Malta does not do enough to recognise or protect LGBT rights, according to the body's recently published Rainbow Europe Country Index.

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