Lebanon: Stop ‘Tests of Shame’

Lebanon: Stop ‘Tests of Shame’

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in LGBT Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Authorities Order Anal Examinations on Men Charged With Homosexuality (Beirut) – Lebanon’s Justice Ministry should immediately issue a directive ordering an end to anal examinations as part of police investigative procedures to determine suspects’ sexual behavior, Human Rights Watch said today. The ministry should follow the lead of the Lebanese Doctor’s […]

ExxonMobil stockholders reject LGBT protections

ExxonMobil stockholders reject LGBT protections

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Americas, Business, LGBT Rights | No Comments

By Steve Rothaus Published in: The Miami Herald ExxonMobil shareholders on Wednesday voted 80 percent to 20 percent against a resolution asking the company to explicitly protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination. “It is shameful that ExxonMobil forces its shareholders to push it to be an equitable employer,” said New York State […]

Croatia: Don’t Force Change in Pride March Route

Croatia: Don’t Force Change in Pride March Route

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in CPR Rights, Europe, LGBT Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch Threat of Violence Requires Protection, Not interference. (Berlin, May 31, 2012) – Authorities in the Croatian city of Split should permit the 2012 Gay Pride March on June 9, 2012, to end on the city’s waterfront as planned, Human Rights Watch said today. Croatian police have an obligation to facilitate […]

Campaigners push for marriage equality worldwide

Campaigners push for marriage equality worldwide

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in ESC Rights, LGBT Rights | No Comments

by Hilary Whiteman CNN Hong Kong (CNN)— Cushla wore a white dress for her big day, Tania, braces, a hat and bow-tie. The couple, now wife and wife, tied the knot during a small ceremony led by an unregistered celebrant on a farm west of Sydney, Australia. It had all the hallmarks of a “real” […]

Argentina OKs transgender rights: ID changes, sex-change operations and hormone therapy

Argentina OKs transgender rights: ID changes, sex-change operations and hormone therapy

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Americas, LGBT Rights | No Comments

By Associated Press Published in: The Washington Post, May 9, 2012 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday. The measure also gives people the right […]

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