LGBTQIA World News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher

Catholics warn against ‘winner-takes-all’ approach on marriage equality 

In Australia, where Catholics led an unsuccessful push to stop marriage equality, Catholic academics are urging laws that promote a “live and let live” approach.

Mariela Castro Calls for Marriage Equality in Cuba

Cuba’s about to go through a constitutional reform process, and Mariela Castro, member of the National Assembly, is planning to submit proposals on same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights.

Forced surgery, sterilization: Japan’s trans community faces uphill battle

Despite the current grim outlook for Japan’s trans community, trans author and activist Fumino Sugiyama is raising awareness about, and the visibility of, the LGBTQ community in Japan, and has hopes for change.


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