News: Sexual diversity
Sexual diversity - Thu Jul 15 2010
Argentina grants full equal marriage rights to same-sex couples
The Argentinean Congress voted in favour of the “Egalitarian marriage law” which will grant equal marriage and adoption rights to same-sex partners. This and the first ever in Latin America and the Caribbean. This triumph is the result of a long struggle as well as the social changes pushed by the LGBTI community in the country.
Sexual diversity - Mon Jun 07 2010
Malawi and homophobia: The fight for the full inclusion of everyone
Like many people around the world, Sokari Ekine is ‘elated’ by the news that Malawian gay couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, have been pardoned and freed. But, asks Ekine, ‘How can we claim justice has been done when the law used to convict the couple has not been successfully challenged?’
Human Rights /Education /Sexual diversity - Wed Apr 21 2010
Mexico rejects church criticism of sex education
Mexican educators and officials defended the country's public school sex education from criticism by a Roman Catholic bishop who said such teachings make celibacy vows more difficult for priests to keep.
Human Rights /Sexual diversity - Fri Mar 26 2010
Zimbabwe PM rejects gay rights move
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has joined President Robert Mugabe in dismissing calls to enshrine gay rights in the new constitution.
Human Rights /Sexual diversity - Thu Mar 18 2010
Malawi: country not safe for homosexuals
Malawi is quickly becoming unsafe for homosexuals as the country’s police service recently launched a campaign to hunt down and arrest prominent people who are suspected of being gay.
Sexual diversity - Fri Jan 08 2010
Uganda minister says gay death penalty 'unnecessary'
A Ugandan government minister has said that a proposed law which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts is "not necessary".
Sexual diversity - Tue Dec 29 2009
Argentine gay couple becomes first in region to marry
Alejandro Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello tied the knot in a civil ceremony in the southern city of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego province. Gay marriage is illegal in Argentina. However, the Tierra del Fuego governor issued a special decree allowing the couple to wed there.
Sexual diversity - Wed Dec 23 2009
Same sex marriage law in Mexico
The Mexico City legislature passed with a two thirds majority an initiative to make it possible for people of the same sex to marry each other and adopt children.
Sexual diversity - Tue Dec 15 2009
United Nations: landmark meeting denounces rights abuses based on sexual orientation, gender identity
A United Nations General Assembly panel broke new ground and helped build new momentum for ending human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Human Rights /Sexual diversity - Fri Oct 23 2009
Ugandan NGOs set to respond to anti-homosexuality bill
Following the tabling of the Anti-Homosexual Bill in the Ugandan parliament, a new Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law has been formed, set to respond to the draconian bill which, according to the coalition undermines basic human rights and the Constitution of Uganda.