Supreme Court of Brazil Classifies Homophobia and Transphobia as Criminal Offenses

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 19, 2019) The Supreme Court of Brazil (STF = Supremo Tribunal Federal) decided by eight to three votes on June 13, 2019 that homophobia and transphobia must be punished in the same way as racist crimes and offenses, even though there is no specific law for them. The highest Brazilian [...]

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Finally: Taiwan Legalizes Gay Marriage

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of May 29, 2019) In Taiwan, the legalization of same-sex marriage came into force on May 24, 2019. This makes the island the first Asian country where same-sex marriages can take place. The Taiwanese parliament (Legislative Yuan) had passed a law on May 17 in third reading and with narrow majority, which [...]

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Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand’s Coming-out Receives Great Attention

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of May 28, 2019) Dutee Chand (23 years), double medalist at the 2018 Asian Games and India’s record holder in the 100-metre race, came out as a lesbian on May 19. This makes it the first major sporting icon in India to take this step. The decriminalization of homosexuality by the Indian [...]

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