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  • E–Newsletter Sappho’s Diary - Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG) with the support of Mama Cash Foundaiton started to publish the electronic newsletter once a month. The newsletter is designed for women’s club members therefore its content has been defined accordingly: reports of women’s club meetings, international news about LBT and women’s issues as well as the most important news … სრულადRead more
  • 1415794331329494 Prosecutor Made a Concluding Statement on Sabi Beriani’s Case - On March 16, 2016 the Prosecution delivered the concluding statement regarding the case of Sabi Beriani, transgender woman murdered in her home on November 11, 2014. The defense will provide their final statement during the hearing scheduled on April 20, at 14:00. In the statement, Prosecution expressed their belief that the acquittal of defendant Levan … სრულადRead more
  • ვიზგი, იდენტობა, ლგბტ საქართველო, EMC, თემიდა NGO statement regarding constitutional amendments related to marriage - The signatory NGOs respond to constitutional amendments related to marriage and urge the parliament not to vote for the amendments, initiated by political parties and different groups, that inherently contravene the ideas of human freedoms and equality. In our opinion, the abovementioned initiative is a more populist move, aimed to obtain the loyalty of religious … სრულადRead more
  • sakonstitucio The Constitutional Court of Georgia Published Tatishvili’s Same-Sex Marriage Bid - The Constitutional Court of Georgia, published the full versions of the bids received between January 28 and February 8, including Giorgi Tatishvili’s lawsuit about same-sex marriage. WISG’s lawyer Tsiala Ratiani believes that the Constitutional Court of Georgia will reject the bid. According to Ms. Ratiani, the lawsuit does not discuss the fact of rights violation of a … სრულადRead more
  • wisg, identoba, lgbt georgia, temida Statement of Georgian LGBT Organizations Regarding the Constitutional Bid on Same-Sex Marriage - On January 27, 2016 it became known (via digital news platform ambebi.ge), that citizen Giorgi Tatishvili applied to the Constitutional Court of Georgia with a bid to deem the norm in the Civil Code of Georgia, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, unconstitutional. As Mr. Tatishvili states in the interview: “The bid … სრულადRead more
  • 17 may The Court found people accused of attacking LGBT activists on May 17, 2013 innocent - On October 23, the Tbilisi City Court Judge David Mgeliashvili issued a verdict for accused of hindering the carrying out of the demonstration dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in 2013. The court found Irakli Balisaia (Priest at Mtskheta St. John’s Convent), Tital Davrishiani, Beqa Saluqvadze and Giorgi Basiashvili innocent. Court hearings … სრულადRead more
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  • Fed up looking nurse Exposing 5 Sex Myths That Impact Your Choices as a Woman - by Aliya Khan Trigger Warning: This article deals with the topics of consent, sexual assault, and sexual coercion.  Author’s Note: The terms “woman” and “man” are used throughout this article. These culturally defined terms drive and perpetuate myths around sex. Though the emphasis of this article is around men and women in heterosexual relationships, the impact … სრულადRead more
  • ფემ MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT! - Now picture this: me screaming the above. Angry. VERY ANGRY as a matter of fact. Screaming this at my computer screen. Screaming it at nobody and everybody. At you. You, person I might have never heard from who might have not even commented on this blog or any of the other publications where I can … სრულადRead more
  • comingout Coming Out appeals to the European Court of Human Rights - COMING OUT APPEALS TO THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS FOR FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY VIOLATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE “PROPAGANDA” LAW November 20, 2013, “Coming Out” LGBT organization lodged its first complaint to the European Court of Human Rights against discrimination and violation of LGBT rights to freedom of assembly. Matter for complaint – refusal … სრულადRead more
  • zagrebb Croats Decide to Ban Same Sex Marriage - Majority of Croatians voted to change the constitution to define marriage as an exclusive union of a woman and a man, efectively outlawing gay marriage. Initial results of the controversial referendum on Sunday, based on 92 per cent of the counted ballots showed that the 65 per cent of voters had voted “yes”, while 33 … სრულადRead more
  • Rome-lights Rainbow Christmas lights in memory of gay teen spark controversy in Italy - ROME, Italy — The rainbow-themed Christmas lights that were illuminated Friday on Rome’s main shopping street have sparked controversy in the Italian capital city. City assemblywoman Imma Battaglia said she and mayor Ignazio Marino had decided to send a message with the multicolored lights, which ripple for almost a mile of the bustling Via del … სრულადRead more
  • no_time_for_complacency_medium No time for complacency! - ILGA-Europe statement on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2013 Sixty-five years ago today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, and with it, the promise of a world fully recognising that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. Unfortunately, the world has … სრულადRead more
  • baby2ChristopherMeredith Northern Ireland has lifted its ban on gay couples in civil partnerships adopting children -   Gay and unmarried couples may now apply to adopt in the same way that straight, married couples could before. The court decision to extend adoption rights to gay couples had been challenged by Health Minister Edwin Poots, who recently said he was “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption … სრულადRead more
  • Joanne Cassar gets national award - Joanne Cassar, who won a long battle against the government for the right to marry her boyfriend after having gender reassignment, will today be awarded the Ġieħ ir-Repubblika. Her case eventually led to amendments being made to the Civil Code of Malta under which transgender people are now considered as individuals of the acquired sex … სრულადRead more
  • same_sex_civil_partners_cannot_be_denied_employment_benefits_reserved_to_marriage_medium Same-sex civil partners cannot be denied employment benefits reserved to marriage - ILGA-Europe’s statement regarding the judgemnt of the Court of Justice of the European Union in case of Frédéric Hay v Crédit agricole mutuel de Charente-Maritime et des Deux –Sèvres. ILGA-Europe welcomes the EU Court of Justice judgement confirming that employees in same-sex civil partnerships cannot be denied employment related benefits reserved to married partners On … სრულადRead more
  • flag Victory for transgender people in the Netherlands – New Dutch Transgender law adopted - COC Netherlands 18/12/2013 Last Tuesday night a large majority of the Dutch senate voted in favor of a new transgender law. The Transgender Network Netherlands (TNN) and COC Netherlands speak of a “victory for transgender people in the Netherlands”. The Law is expected to take effect on July 1 2014. The new law offers transgender … სრულადRead more
  • Tel-Aviv-rally More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence -   TEL AVIV — More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel. The protest, labeled “Taking Back the Night,” was organized by Israel’s transgender advocacy group Gila, in response to recent attacks on gay and transgender citizens. Earlier this month, … სრულადRead more
  • Anatoly-Pakhomov Mayor of Olympics host Sochi: We have no homosexuals in our city -   The mayor of the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, soon to play host to the Winter Olympics, says there are no gay people in his city. Anatoly Pakhomov, a member of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, says that gay people would be welcome at the games as long as they respect … სრულადRead more
  • transgender-390x285 THE STATE DECIDES WHO I AM: Lack of Legal Gender Recognition for Transgender People in Europe -   Amnesty International launched report that overviews legal gender recognition procedures in seven European countries. Report provides recommendations to all governments, as well as to the EU and to specific countries. Date Published: 4 February 2014 For transgender people, official identity documents reflecting their gender identity are vitally important for the enjoyment of their human … სრულადRead more
  • Uganda-254x190 Uganda President ratifies Anti-Homosexuality Bill - Today the President of Uganda signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. The new law vastly expands the criminalisation of LGBTI individuals, and now forces parents, teachers and doctors to report LGBTI persons to authorities. Under the Penal Code Act 1950, consensual sexual activity between same sex adults was already punishable by life imprisonment. Apart from bolstering older anti-sodomy laws, … სრულადRead more
  • Insight-Ukraine-FI What is “Euromaydan” to minorities? - During the past 3 months Ukraine was a number one story in all International news. I can say that Ukraine became an example of shadow political fights together with open confrontation on the streets. Off course many people saw a picture of what was happening on “Euromaydan”, but not many understand what is going on … სრულადRead more
  • slovakia_must_reject_the_homophobic_proposal_to_redefine_marriage_in_the_constitution_medium Slovakia must reject the homophobic proposal to redefine marriage in the constitution - Next week the Slovak Parliament will start its new session and one of the legislative proposals registered for discussion is to amend the Constitutional definition of marriage to limit it exclusively to ‘a man and a woman’. This proposal has been submitted to the Parliament by the opposition Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) in January 2014. … სრულადRead more
  • graffiti-2.0.0 Stop colonising Russian LGBTQI! - By YANA SITNIKOVA Recently countless discussions about the life of Russian LGBTQI people are held around the world. While the organizers claim that they’re expressing solidarity, as a Russian trans* woman I feel demeaned and frustrated by these events. I read about some foreign activists and politicians inventing strategies how to “save” us here, but … სრულადRead more
  • stend-8-640x420 Raid of Feminist Demonstration in Bishkek -   March 6, 2014 On March 5 from 15:00pm till 19:00pm activist group SQ of the Bishkek’s feminist initiative had planned educative-entertaining event marking the International Day of Women. Event included the quiz on history of women’s movement and small prizes, also photo stand and feminist slogans. Activists were trying to explain the meaning of … სრულადRead more
  • 98A18C86-DB5C-423F-B606-1D7DC94F621E_mw1024_n_s Prime Minister’s initiative to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman - Prime Minister of Georgia Calls for Ban of Same-Sex Marriage on Constitutional Level Friday, March 28: Georgia, following the example of Slovakia, Croatia, Latvia and Hungary decided to balance the possible opposition to the adoption of the Anti-Discrimination law, by means of Constitutional amendments. The Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili announced the initiative to … სრულადRead more
  • Euromaidan_01 The New Ukrainian Government Is Poised to Abandon the LGBT Activists Who Were on the Front Lines - Olena Shevchenko joined the revolution in its very first days, but the idea to form a women-only “sotnya” (a Cossack term for a group of one hundred fighters) came a bit later, as a response to rising sexism within Maidan (Independence) Square. The women in Maidan Square were being asked to make sandwiches; meanwhile, they … სრულადRead more
  • logo Georgia: do not enshrine homophobia in the constitution - ILGA-Europe statement: Last week, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili became the latest European politician to propose a ban on same-sex marriage in the country’s constitution. Garibashvili introduced an amendment to constitution at the same time that new anti-discrimination legislation was introduced, arguing that: “Since there may be different opinions on the issue and there should … სრულადRead more
  • images-2 First Constitution in Europe to Name Gender Identity - TGEU Statement 15 April 2014 Malta: Douze Points! First Constitution in Europe to Name Gender Identity On April 14, the Maltese Parliament voted unanimously for gender identity to be included as a protected ground into the Constitution. It is thus the first country in Europe to have gender identity anchored in its highest legal text. … სრულადRead more
  • 38BDB0E5-40B8-4C33-B08C-E92A42EA2364_w640_r1_s Gay-Rights March Held In Moldovan Capital - CHISINAU — An estimated 100 people took part in a gay-rights march in central Chisinau on May 17. The officially sanctioned march by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights activists was also met by an estimated 100 people protesting gay rights. Orthodox groups were among the organizers of the counterprotest, whose participants jeered the … სრულადRead more
  • position_on_combating_homophobic_and_transphobic_speech_and_prohibiting_incitement_to_discrimination_hostility_or_violence_medium ILGA-Europe on combating homophobic and transphobic speech and prohibiting incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence -   Position on combating homophobic and transphobic speech and prohibiting incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence Summary of ILGA-Europe’s position ILGA-Europe’s position is based on international human rights standards. It respects the principle of indivisibility of human rights and establishes no hierarchy between rights and freedoms, including freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It can … სრულადRead more
  • 600x39317 Cyprus’ First Gay Pride Parade Hit by Protestors - NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Several thousand people have turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade, an event which organizers say shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative views. One of the organizers, Costas Gavrielides, said he had initially hoped for just a few hundred people to attend the event in the heart of the capital Nicosia … სრულადRead more
  • 25c8bc6fa96713aeb26a119401292b8cc65742efa600bd314c328b36dc27bed6 Ulrike Lunacek attacked at Rainbow Parade - An unknown assailant sprayed butyric acid at the politician as she was giving an interview on the sidelines of the parade. Lunacek and the interview team were not injured. The acid damaged the Greens MP’s clothes and the camera equipment. According to police spokeswoman Barbara Riehs, the acid caused around €50,000 worth of damage to the … სრულადRead more
  • 25ptx1u MPs say “I do” to same-sex marriage -  In a landslide vote on Wednesday evening, 56 out of 60 Luxembourg members of parliament voted for opening marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. It has been a long journey for the bill, which was first introduced in parliament in May 2012 and which also encompasses other elements, such as • raising the minimum … სრულადRead more
  • n_68143_1 Annual Trans Pride march held in Istanbul -   Hundreds of protesters and gay rights activists took to Istanbul’s iconic İstiklal Avenue for the 5th annual Trans Pride march on June 22, one week ahead of the annual LGBTI Pride march. The march started in front of the French Embassy, as police did not permit demonstrators to gather at Taksim Square. The group … სრულადRead more
  • denmark Denmark becomes the first European country to allow legal change of gender without clinical diagnosis - ILGA-Europe’s Statement: Today the Danish parliamentarians passed a law which removes a number of obstacles for legal gender recognition. Denmark is now the first country in Europe where a requirement for ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis or any psychological assessment/opinion is not necessary for a person to legally obtain their preferred gender. The Danish parliament also … სრულადRead more
  • bigstock-Thinking-woman-by-blackboard-49050929-300x219 Labels: Empowering, Harmful, or Both? - Sian Ferguson Whenever I discuss my sexuality — as someone who identifies broadly as queer and bisexual and more specifically as pansexual — I am met with a very common response: “But why do labels matter? We’re all the same.” Often, this response comes from a place of good intentions. Many people say labels don’t matter … სრულადRead more
  • gay marriage United Nations to recognise gay marriages of all its staffers - The United Nations has decided to recognise the gay marriages of all its staffers, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday. Previously, the United Nations only recognised the unions of employees who came from countries where gay marriage is legal, UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said. “This is a step forward that many of … სრულადRead more
  • LGBT_flag_map_of_Croatia.svg Gay Campaigners Celebrate Victory in Croatia - Croatia’s parliament has adopted a Law on Life Partnership, giving same-sex unions most of the same rights that married couples enjoy. The Law was passed on Tuesday with 89 votes for and 16 against. The initiative for the law came from the centre-left government, especially from the Minister for Social Politics and Youth, Milanka Opacic, … სრულადRead more
  • 259832CBED3B5EC0E9B4AA447EF8BA466E5A650452BF780B80B58FFAB52BA78C Parliament Passes Cohabitation Act in Estonia -   The Cohabitation Act, which fueled debate and dominated domestic political news for much of the late summer and early autumn, squeaked through in Parliament this morning. If signed by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the Cohabitation Act would enter force in 2016 and allow cohabitating couples, irrespective of the gender of either partner, the right … სრულადRead more

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