Uganda constitutional court overturns anti-gay legislation

Uganda constitutional court overturns anti-gay legislation

Gabe Joselow for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Uganda’s Constitutional Court has overturned a controversial anti-homosexuality law that made same sex acts punishable by up to life in prison. While the law was annulled because of procedural errors in its passing, rights groups still hailed the decision as a boost for […]

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Bolstering legal rights for same-sex couples offering lesbian and gay citizens in the U.S. a ‘step-up’ under equality in the courtroom, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will be implementing equality measures for same-sex couples to match current legal rights for hetero-couples in […]

Russia continues to deny LGBT citizens their human rights

Russia continues to deny LGBT citizens their human rights

Claire Bigg – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Moscow, RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE: When Sasha understood that she was a lesbian, she knew many challenges lay ahead for her in Russia. But nothing prepared the young woman for the possibility of social services taking her child away. A new bill, however, could soon make this a reality for […]

Zanele Muholi, South African Photographer, Highlights Lesbians, Transgender Women

Zanele Muholi, South African Photographer, Highlights Lesbians, Transgender Women

Glennisha Morgan – Huffington Post – Tuesday, 26 March 2013 (originally published 18 Mar) South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi puts the spotlight on her nation’s lesbian and transgender community in her new exhibit, “Faces and Phases.” Muholi captured the subjects and their unique stories in black and white to give the collection “a […]