Cuba’s parade against homophobia is cancelled; Brunei extends the moratorium on the death penalty (by stoning) for sex between men; the Democratic Unionist Party elects its first gay candidate to parliament Cuban LGBT Community Calls Out Government for Canceling Parade Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex First openly gay DUP candidate […]
456 ballots were cast for the round table this year with results as follows. Congratulations to all involved! Proposal to rename the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table to one of the two options presented: Vote Option 1 or Option 2 Rainbow Round Table (RRT) 225 51.6% Elected Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer […]
Happy New Year from the GLBTRT News Committee! While on holiday, I’ve been adding to my TBR pile! Here are a few of the forthcoming YA I’m looking forward to. Feel free to comment and add to the list! Wishing everyone a grand end to 2018 and an even grander start to 2019!
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The Netherlands courts decide who gets gender-neutral passports; Cuban evangelical churches unite against constitutional changes that would allow gay marriage; and Kerryn Phelps tips the balance of Australian parliament away from the Liberal (actually center-right) Party. First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued In rare campaign for Cuba, churches advocate against gay marriage Lesbian Wins Key Seat […]
Yes, it’s that time of year! Are you passionate about books with queer representation? Feel like telling everyone you know about that awesome LGBTQ+ book you couldn’t put down? If you do, AND you want to get involved in the GLBTRT, then volunteer for one of our five awesome Stonewall Book Award and Book […]
By T. Boucher Japanese MP calls LGBT community ‘unproductive’ LGBT persons are unproductive because they can’t have children – a reason for one MP to challenge using taxes for supporting same-sex marriage, which is not legal in Japan. Russia LGBT activists detained during St Petersburg rally The 25 activists detained in St. Petersburg all “acted […]
by J. Shoemaker LGBT Adults in US Less likely to have jobs, health insurance According to a long-term study with around 10,000 participants, sexual minorities may be twice as likely to be unemployed, equally as unlikely to be insured. LGBT Parents face bias in US adoption process Proposed amendment would allow child welfare providers to […]