Published May 31, 2011
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Tags: Belgium, Bisexual, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Gay, Gender Identity, global gay rights, homophobia, Human Rights, Latvia, Lesbian, LGBT, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, tolerant countries, Transgender
repost from AFP
WASHINGTON — The vast majority of countries around the world have become more accepting of homosexuality, with the exception of Russia and other former socialist countries, a new study has found.
The report, compiled by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, examined general trends in over 30 countries regarding their attitudes towards homosexuality, and is based on five surveys conducted in different countries between 1988 and 2008. Continue reading ‘Study finds more countries accepting homosexuality’
Published May 26, 2011
Tags: Bisexual, Celebrations, Eastern Europe, Estonia, Europe, former Soviet Union, freedom of assembly, Gay, Gender Identity, Human Rights, Human Rights First, Innokenty (Kes) Grekov, Latvia, Lesbian, LGBT, Lithuania, Pride, Pride Celebrations, Transgender
Repost from Human Rights First | by Innokenty Grekov
Human Rights First calls on governments to abide by commitments to respect the fundamental freedoms of assembly and association and to take adequate measures to ensure security and protection for all. However, many States have failed to fully ensure these fundamental freedoms, and a number of governments actively suppress them. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals have been particularly affected by this suppression of rights and continue the uphill struggle for the right to freedom of assembly and association.
Gay pride parades offer an opportunity for many LGBTI individuals to exercise the right to freedom of expression. Historically, gay pride parades have come to symbolize the resistance to intolerance and bigotry that surround LGBTI people in their daily lives. Restricting these peaceful demonstrations is particularly damaging and unacceptable. Continue reading ‘Human Rights First calls for the respect of fundamental freedoms of assembly and association’