Uruguay Lawmakers Approve Sweeping Trans Rights Bill

Lawmakers in Uruguay on Oct. 18 approved a bill that would extend rights to transgender people in the South American country. The Associated Press reported the bill that passed in the Uruguay House of Repres...

Tokyo Passes Anti-Discrimination Law

When Yuriko Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo in 2016, she wrote that she believed that the 2020 Olympic Games would be “a touchstone for the creation of a new Tokyo.” It appears she was right. The Toky...

Chilean Transgender Name Bill Passes Legislature

After five years, Chile’s congress approved a bill allowing transgender people older than 14 to change their name and gender in official records, reported Reuters. It was approved on Wednesday of last week (...

Japanese Politicians Denounce Anti-LGBTQ Diet Member

Japanese civil rights advocates and politicians have publicly condemned anti-LGBTQ statements made by Diet Member Mio Sugita. They have asked for her to explain or apologize to Japan’s LGBTQ community. Sugit...

Egypt’s LGBTQ Crackdown Continues

Egypt’s anti-LGBTQ crackdown that gained traction after a rainbow flag was raised at a concert in Cairo last November is worsening; where October 2017 saw 70 people arrested and a significant number sentenced t...

Costa Rica Lifts Ban On Gay Marriage

In a huge victory for the LGBTQ population in Costa Rica and worldwide, the supreme court of Costa Rica lifted the ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that it was unconstitutional and discriminatory. The presid...