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...