LGBTQIA World News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher

Kenya court outlaws forced anal exams in landmark victory for gay rights

In Kenya, gay men suspected of engaging in sex have been forced to endure anal exams and HIV tests.  Despite the fact that same-sex physical intimacy is against the law, the country’s Court of Appeal stated that these tests were unconstitutional.

Canada government defends asking employees to use gender-neutral terms

The Canadian federal government is asking employees who deal with the public to use gender-neutral terms, and is now under attack from the conservative factions in the government.

‘We exist’: Public art project gives India’s transgender community a voice

Through the Aravani Art Project, the trans community in India is working on public murals in multiple cities across the country, painting images of “acceptance, violence, gender expression and equality”.


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