Category Archives: International LGBT Rights

Protecting LGBT Rights in India

In 2009, the Delhi High Court in India struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing gay sex among consensual adults in the region. However, this has not stopped LGBT opponents from trying to overturn the decision. The … Continue reading

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Closing Down Lesbian Torture Clinics in Ecuador

A coalition of LGBT and women’s rights groups in Ecuador recently celebrated a huge victory. After years of advocacy and protest, Fundación Causana, Taller de Comunicación Mujer and Artikulación Esporádika lobbied the government of Ecuador to investigate and shut down … Continue reading

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Criminal Genders: Police Abuses against Transgender Women in Kuwait

Since a change in the law in May of 2007, life has become even more difficult for transgender women in Kuwait. What was once a rather generic public decency law was altered to stipulate that anyone “imitating the opposite sex … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Highest Court Legalizes Same-Sex Unions

Brasileiros, parabéns pela aprovação da união civil entre homossexuais! In a 10 to 0 vote, Brazil’s highest court set a new precedent on Thursday by granting same-sex partnerships most of the same benefits as heterosexual couples. The court’s majority pointed … Continue reading

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