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Urgent Action -- Amnesty International Canada-TURKEY: THE BAN ON ALL LGBT EVENTS IN ANKARA MUST BE LIFTED
World  (tags: Turkish government, LGBT rights )

- 339 days ago -
On 11 May, hundreds of university students in Turkey showed bravery. They defied the blanket ban on LGBTI events in Ankara and went ahead with their peaceful Pride march.
UN Security Council Condemns Orlando Attack In Unprecedented Statement - BuzzFeed News
World  (tags: UN Security Council, United Nations, sexual orientation, homophobia, Orlando shootings, Human Rights, LGBT Rights )

- 1043 days ago -
statement was landmark because the Security Council, the main body in the UN focused on peace and security, has never issued an official document of any kind referencing sexual orientation. It's a category that many countries have fought to keep out
Same-Sex Weddings Begin in Greenland Today! | The Perchy Bird
World  (tags: Greenland, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Marriage Equality, LGBT Rights, Bishops Office, Danish Parliament, acceptance, Civil Rights )

- 1116 days ago -
the Minister for the Church has officially authorized the new rituals for same-sex weddings in the church. The Government warmly welcomes this new opportunity and the national church rejoices that we are ready for the new era. WAY TO GO! CONGRATULATIONS!
Island of Jersey Approves Same-Sex Marriage - Seattle Gay News/ Volume 43 Issue 39
World  (tags: Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, Duchy of Normandy, same-sex marriage, marriage equality, LGBT Rights, Human Rights, civil partnerships, divorce )

- 1303 days ago -
One of the Channel Islands between England and France, Jersey is legally a Bailiwick of the old Duchy of Normandy, whose Dukes became Kings of England in 1066. Elizabeth II is Queen of Jersey, but the island is not part of the UK, it is self-governing
Petition:His Holiness Pope Francis: Condemn Homophobic Violence Perpetuated in the Name of Christ, in Uganda and the World. · C
World  (tags: Pope Francis, Uganda, Africa, homophobia, homophobic violence, Christians, tolerance, non-violence, anti-Gay laws, LGBT Rights, Human Rights Catholic Church )

- 1375 days ago -
After an initial openness to tolerance - or at least to non-violence - Pope Francis has begun to retreat into more traditional and intransigent positions. This cannot happen. That's why I'm calling on him to condemn Ugandan & Christian homophobic violence
The Smallest Country in the World Just Legalized Gay Marriage - Towleroad
World  (tags: Pitcairn Islands, Mutiny on the Bounty, Gay Marriage, Marriage Equality, worlds smallest nation, LGBT Rights, South Pacific )

- 1403 days ago -
small but symbolic victory for marriage equality worldwide, the Pitcairn Islands have passed a new law that explicitly legalizes gay marriage. The island nation is a British colony in the southern Pacific Ocean and it is the world's least populous nation
German Conservatives Change Course on Gay Marriage
World  (tags: LGBT rights, Germany, adoption law, tax law, same sex marriage, equality, human rights )

- 2246 days ago -
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are rapidly changing their approach on same-sex marriage rights and are considering extending marital tax benefits. But some German conservatives remain opposed.

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