Category Archives: Society

Belgian Figure Skater Jorik Hendrickx Comes Out of the Closet in Pyeongchang

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of February 15, 2018) Belgian figure skater Jorik Hendrickx officially revealed his homosexuality during the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang on February 12, 2018. The announcement comes seven years after the American skater Johnny Weir and two years after American skier Gus Kenworthy but only four days before his first competition in…
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Japan to Become (a Little) More LGBT-friendly

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of February 13, 2018) On January 31st, 2018, the Japanese Minister of Health issued a decree banning hotels from discriminating their guests based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and the city of Fukuoka is planning to soon recognize same-sex partnerships. Both of these news reports represent some, albeit small, progress…
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Chilean Representatives Vote for a Bill in Favor of Transsexual People

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of January 25, 2018) On January 23, 2018, the Chilean House of Representatives voted for a gender bill allowing adult trans- and intersexual people to change their name and gender identity by ways of a simple declaration at the civil registry office – without medical or psychological certificate, and without legal proceedings.…
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