Germany to double contributions to UNAIDS

GENEVA —The Government of Germany has announced that it will double its funding to UNAIDS in 2017-2018, to €5 million per year. Germany made the announcement at the 40th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, being held in Geneva, Switzerland. “With Germany, we have a common goal of ending AIDS and a shared commitment […]

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention and the City of Toronto launch educational campaign to address transphobia

TORONTO — The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) and the City of Toronto have launched a public awareness campaign  to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of transgender and non-binary people – specifically trans youth of color. The campaign was created in consultation with Black CAP’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) which is comprised […]

First ever national – international LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights Conference to be held in Canada at Canada Pride 2017

MONTRÉAL – Over the course of three days, from Aug. 15-17, Fierté Montréal Pride will be hosting a National LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights Conference as part of the inaugural Canada Pride Montréal 2017. The conference will examine complex issues from Queer Representation in the Media, to Rape Culture + Sexual Violence in the Gay Community, to […]

Canada announces new strategy to prevent and address gender-based violence

TORONTO – Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and address gender-based violence (GBV). Today, the Honorable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, announced It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy […]

Canadian prime minister announces intention to introduce legislation to address historical injustices faced by LGBTQ2 communities

OTTAWA  – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Wednesday announced that the government of Canada will introduce legislation to make it possible to erase the convictions for Canadians who were found guilty under historical, unjust laws for sexual activity with a same-sex partner. The Prime Minister Trudeau made the announcement during a ceremony on Parliament Hill […]

Egyptian hospital pulls British gay man’s life support; refuses to send his body home

An Egyptian hospital turned off a British gay man’s life support May 30 and are refusing to send his body home, reports Gay Star News. Adrian Nicholas King, 39, had been on vacation in Cairo, Egypt when he suffered kidney failure and  fell into a coma. Elaine Gilbert, King’s mother, told Gay Star News there […]

Canadian government marks Pride season: ‘Celebrating differences that make Canada stronger’

OTTAWA – The Canadian government has marked the beginning of Pride Season with a statement celebrating “… all those who seek to be who they truly are …” Thursday, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, M.P. Randy Boissonnault, issued the following statement: “June marks the beginning of Pride season across the […]

Canadian government announces funding to promote LGBTQ2 tourism

OTTAWA – The Government of Canada has announced support for Travel Gay Canada in its work to attract more LGBTQ2 tourists to Canada. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism made the announcement during Tourism Week. She was joined by Colin Sines, […]

Taiwan Constitutional Court rules in favor of marriage equality

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman, violate the Constitution paving the way for it to be the first in Asia to achieve marriage equality. In a case brought by a veteran LGBTQ activist with support from authorities in the capital city of Taipei, the court […]

HRC launches groundbreaking LGBT workplace inclusion survey in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced that its HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program is undertaking a groundbreaking new survey of Mexican businesses’ LGBT inclusive policies and practices. Continuing their long record of support for equality, major employers Citibanamex, Accenture, Google, Kellogg and Mastercard have already committed to participate […]

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