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In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights is Seen as Victory

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights is Seen as Victory

By David Crary | Aug 14
Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life.

Romanian Police Attack Israeli Tourists Amid Protest

Romanian Police Attack Israeli Tourists Amid Protest

Aug 13
Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest.

Tunisian Fundamentalists Protest Report on Sexual Equality

Tunisian Fundamentalists Protest Report on Sexual Equality

By Bouazza Ben Bouazza | Aug 12
Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam.

Happening Now: Barcelona Circuit Festival!

Happening Now: Barcelona Circuit Festival!

Aug 10
On Tuesday, August 14, thousands of people will turn the Illa Fantasia water park into a great celebration of tolerance and diversity to the rhythm of the best DJs in the gay scene.

Costa Rica Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Costa Rica Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Aug 10
Costa Rica's supreme court has given the country's legislature 18 months to change the law to allow gay marriage.

Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 9
Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure.

Our Lady of Copacabana Festival Spreads to Peru

Our Lady of Copacabana Festival Spreads to Peru

By Martin Mejia | Aug 9
Veneration of Bolivia's Our Lady of Copacabana has extended into neighboring southern Peru, where hundreds of faithful are drawn to the annual celebration of festival, including members of the LGTBQ community.

Japan Medical School Confirms Altering Scores to Limit Women

Japan Medical School Confirms Altering Scores to Limit Women

By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 8
A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors.

Danish Designer Uses Runway to Make Statement on Burqa Ban

Danish Designer Uses Runway to Make Statement on Burqa Ban

Aug 8
An Iranian-born designer has made more than a fashion statement by showcasing models wearing burqas and dressed as police officers at a show in Denmark.

Ex-Uruguay Diplomat Detained for Killing LGBT Advocate

Ex-Uruguay Diplomat Detained for Killing LGBT Advocate

Aug 7
A former Uruguayan diplomat has been sent to a secure psychiatric facility for killing his London neighbor after a long-running dispute.

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