Rights and justice

I want to go live in America…

I want to go live in America…

Question asked by andi (17 years old homosexual man from Albania, Albania)

Question answered on January 5, 2011 by

Sorted in Rights and justice, Immigration, Questions

Hi Andi, Thanks for writing in with your question - moving to the US can be tricky or complicated unless you have a reason to go.  Visas for living and working in the US can be hard to get, they are very specific and can ... Read more.
US to sign UN gay rights declaration

US to sign UN gay rights declaration

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will endorse a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality that then-President George W. Bush had refused to sign, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. officials said Tuesday they had notified the declaration’s French sponsors that the administration wants to be added as a supporter. The Bush administration […]

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Euro Parliament accepts petition on Poland’s discrimination against gays

Euro Parliament accepts petition on Poland’s discrimination against gays

The European Parliament Committee on Petitions has accepted a petition submitted by a Polish LGBT rights group on the discriminatory practices of registry offices. The Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) said the Polish Registry Office has been known to refuse to issue certificates of marital status for gays and lesbians who would like to enter into […]

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Bill to protect gays, lesbians

Bill to protect gays, lesbians

A bill that would prevent discrimination of gays and lesbians under North Dakota human rights and fair housing law is expected to be introduced on Monday, Sen. Tom Fiebiger, D-Fargo, said Thursday. If passed, the bill would add sexual orientation among the protected classes under the North Dakota Human Rights Act, which bans discrimination for […]

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Criminal HIV cases do more harm than good, group warns

Criminal HIV cases do more harm than good, group warns

When a Toronto man was charged last week with sexual assault for knowingly exposing his girlfriend to HIV, it seemed like the logical action for police to take, and followed the pattern of an increasing number of such cases. It was the second charge of its sort in two weeks in Ontario, and comes in […]

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Does my teacher have the right to disclose my sexual orientation to my father?

Does my teacher have the right to disclose my sexual orientation to my father?

Question asked by Catherine (15 years old woman from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on February 11, 2008 by

Sorted in Rights and justice, High-school, Questions

Hi Catherine, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you are asking about how to cope with a school official who is uncomfortable with your same-sex relationship. You are also worried that your father, who is uncomfortable with such relationships, will find out. First of all, there are different privacy and ... Read more.
The demise of House Government Bill C-392 on transsexuals rights

The demise of House Government Bill C-392 on transsexuals rights

The introduction of House Government Bill C-392 as an amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Act, in order to render “sexual identity” and “sexual expression” as legit motives for discrimination, saw its demise on November 29th, 2005 with the dissolution of Parliament.

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The times they are a-changin’

The times they are a-changin’

We’ve come a long way, Baby. Thirty-five years ago, the struggle for gay rights exploded into action with a single event. The series of events, which sparked five consecutive days of protests, have become known as the Stonewall Riots. They were the beginning of the modern gay pride movement. The struggle for gay rights has never seen as much media attention as we’re receiving these days.

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It’s Time to Speak Up & Be Heard – Equal Marriage Legislation in Jeopardy

It’s Time to Speak Up & Be Heard – Equal Marriage Legislation in Jeopardy

On June 17, 2003, the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, made the historic announcement that the federal government supports equal marriage for same-sex couples, that it would not appeal the court decisions in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec, and that the government will introduce legislation to give the court decisions effect across the country. The […]

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June 4th: National Fight Against Homophobia Day

June 4th: National Fight Against Homophobia Day

Montreal, June 4, 2003 – It was a day well-anticipated, one that the Foundation Emergence had prepared for sometime – the first National Fight Against Homophobia Day. The first of many to come since the Québec National Assembly will soon declare the first Wednesday of every June to be devoted to this day. This day included an official opening ceremony, followed by a press conference and a gathering where significant researchers provided insight into their studies.

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