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USA’s Ambassador to the UN condemns abuse of gay men in Chechnya

USA’s Ambassador to the UN condemns abuse of gay men in Chechnya

The United States Ambassador the the United Nations has condemned the treatment of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Nikki Halley, President’s Trump’s representative at the United Nation, released a statement urging authorities in Chechnya to investigate the claims that were first published in a Russian newspaper. “We continue to be disturbed by reports of […]

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President Obama recognises transgender mothers

President Obama recognises transgender mothers

The President of the USA Barack Obama has recognised transgender mothers in his official Mother’s Day proclamation. In a his weekly video address to the nation yesterday President Obama spoke of the importance of recognising the role all mother’s played in our lives. President Obama said that included biological parents, adoptive parents or just mentors. […]

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Mexico: Supreme Court Legalises Marriage Equality

Mexico: Supreme Court Legalises Marriage Equality

Most of Mexico‚Äôs 31 states have had a standing ban on marriage equality, but the Supreme Court has worked over the past few years to dismantle those state laws that confine marriage to heterosexual couples. In 2009, Mexico City legalised same-sex marriage, seeing over 5,000 marriages to date. The Supreme Court supported Mexico City law, […]

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Same-Sex Couples Face Rental Discrimination

Same-Sex Couples Face Rental Discrimination

A recent US study indicates that same-sex couples are discriminated against when it comes to renting, particularly gay men. The study, which took place across 50 metropolitan markets with nearly 7,000 email tests, identified that straight couples took preference over lesbian couples by 15.6% and gay men by 15.9%. The Fair Housing Act means that […]

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Happy Harvey Milk Day

Happy Harvey Milk Day

Today stands as Harvey Milk Day, a day where internationally we celebrate one of the first pioneers of LGBTI rights stemming from the US. Milk has received worldwide acclaim for his brief time in politics; he became the first openly gay man to be elected into public office, in 1977 he won a seat on […]

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