One-quarter of Americans say people should never be allowed to change their legal gender, half of Brazilians know a transgender person, and lots more from a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos survey in 23 countries around the world.
Iran has the death penalty for homosexuality but subsidizes sex reassignment surgery. BuzzFeed News looks at how Iran became a center of sex reassignment in the Middle East, and why many trans Iranians still find life impossible in the Islamic republic.
Here’s how BuzzFeed News and the polling firm Ipsos, in partnership with UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, conducted an international survey of attitudes on transgender rights.
The new group is led by Brian Brown of the US’s National Organization for Marriage and includes prominent conservatives from Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Nigeria.
The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
Trump’s willingness to pull back from the world stage will likely undermine the progress LGBT rights have made globally — and the human rights framework that’s been in place since World War II.
The General Assembly will vote next week on an unprecedented measure to undo the newly created position of “independent expert” on LGBT rights.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced the new policy during an event at American University on Wednesday.
Kyran Lee pleaded guilty to sexual assault after his girlfriend reported him to the police. This is one of several “gender fraud” cases in the UK that raise fundamental questions about identity and sexual consent.
Andi was a dancer from an Indonesian village who believed his gift came from the spirit of a princess living inside him — then a national panic over homosexuality turned his world upside down. J. Lester Feder reports from Central Java province.
LGBT activists in Mexico thought they’d won the fight for marriage equality — until a new conservative alliance brought thousands into the streets.
It went up in March, and is still there.
President Enrique Peña Nieto wants to legalize same-sex marriage across Mexico, prompting thousands to take to the streets in opposition on Saturday.
The gay empire strikes back.
The decision to move forward a ban on apps and websites with LGBT content comes amid a backlash against the LGBT community in Indonesia.
The Communications Ministry will convene a meeting this week to consider demands that gay apps be blocked following allegations they were used for selling sex with minors.
Marriage equality has spread through many Mexico states with little controversy, but conservatives are taking to the streets now that the president has joined the cause.
“Our country has legalized fornication, male rape, and homosexual acts. We’ve allowed our constitution to become too liberal — is that what we want?”
“We believe — strongly — that there is a global Tea Party Movement. We were the first group to get in and start reporting on things like UKIP and Front National and other center-right [parties],” Steve Bannon said in 2014.
The country is the first former British colony in the Caribbean to strike down its colonial-era sodomy law, and the move could boost LGBT rights throughout the region.