“When the president travels around the world, he does not hesitate to raise concerns about human rights,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest said ahead of Obama’s trip.
This is the latest in a string of legal victories for LGBT people in East and Southern Africa.
Last week’s ruling on same-sex marriage is a tipping point in the conversation over how LGBT rights are human rights.
A few thousand protesters tried to drown out tens of thousands of participants in a pride parade in the South Korean capital — and failed to kill the party.
The sentence comes just after a new report that 20 people were arrested on charges of homosexuality in Morocco.
The arrests come a day before a court is due to pronounce judgment in the case of two men accused of being behind a gay rights protest.
“Valuing one’s own body in its femininity or masculinity is necessary … [to] accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment.”
The march scheduled for June 28 had been barred following a showdown with religious conservative activists.
Fabrice Houdart maintains the judgement was a retaliation for his role in pointing out controversial financial decisions by the Bank’s board.
The meeting will be held during a visit to the South American country Paraguay — and the meeting was the Catholic Church’s idea.
What was meant to be the festive opening ceremony of the Korean Queer Cultural Festival on Tuesday was mostly overshadowed by anti-LGBT protesters with signs and drums.
The proposal would still bar same-sex couples from adopting children.
“Equality is Unstoppable,” tweeted a Colombian congresswoman following the ceremony.
“These degenerates do not deserve to live,” one person wrote on the page hosting the album, posted following Saturday’s pride march in Ukraine.
The LGBT “March For Equality” in Kiev came under attack after receiving threats from right-wing forces.
State laws that say “the goal of marriage is procreation and/or defines marriage as celebrating the union of a man and a woman [are] unconstitutional,” a Supreme Court panel held.
“At the core of it is self determination, not requiring a third party to tell you who you are,” said an Irish trans activist.
“This concerns the constitutional rights of any citizen,” said President Petro Poroshenko after the mayor of Kiev called for the march to be canceled.
The results of a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos poll are in, including a snapshot of the world’s views on abortion. Among the findings: seemingly popular support in Ireland for changing its abortion laws.
The new report issued Monday is the first to tackle LGBT rights since Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein was named U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.