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California acts against poll measure to execute gays

The proposal -- unlikely to advance, as it requires over 360,000 signatures to proceed -- was submitted by lawyer Matthew McLaughlin to the California Attorney General's office late last month.<p>The "Sodomite Suppression Act" ballot proposes that gay people "be put to death by bullets to the head or …

What is the millennium development goal on gender equality all about?

MDG3 was intended to promote global equality and empower women. What achievements have been made since its launch?<p>15 achievements on gender equality<p><b>What is MDG3?</b><p>Launched as one of the eight millennium development goals, MDG3 calls for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. …

Gender

Being Gay in the Muslim World

<b>Author's Note:</b> <i>Some names have been changed and some details have been left vague in order to protect the identity of the people concerned, for fear</i> …

Open season on LGBT rights: Indiana governor signs religious discrimination bill

Hoosiers can now refuse services to LGBT people on religious grounds<p>Overruling objections by everyone from Indiana business leaders to actor George Takei, GOP Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed legislation that will allow individuals and businesses in the state to deny services to LGBT people on …

Chinese court hears first-ever lawsuit on gay workplace discrimination

A Chinese court has heard what is believed the country's first lawsuit over gay workplace discrimination.<p>The landmark case alleges that the plaintiff …

Pope reportedly holds private audience with transgender man

Reported meeting takes place as Catholics hold high hopes that Francis will usher in bold reforms<p>Pope Francis met privately with a Spanish transgender man this weekend, according to new report featured in the Washington Blade.<p>Diego Neria Lejárraga told the Spanish newspaper Hoy that he and his …

Lawmaker wants to pay students $2500 if they see a transgender person in the “wrong” bathroom

<b>(iStockphoto/ShutterWorx)</b><p>Kentucky state senator C.B. Embry has proposed a bill that would actively punish trans-inclusivity<p>Jenny Kutner<p>January 16, 2015 4:58pm (UTC)<p>This week in transphobic bathroom panic: A Kentucky Republican has introduced a bill that would force students to use school restrooms …

LGBTQI

Pope sticks to Church stand on same-sex marriages

Pope Francis on Friday reiterated the Catholic Church's view that marriage can only be between a man and a woman, adding the institution of …