Michelle Suarez became the first transgender senator in Uruguay. She replaces Senator Marcos Carambula since October 10, 2017.
Women paid tribute to a lesbian couple who had been arrested for holding hands. This arrest for "obscene behavior" took place on a tram in Melbourne, Australia in 1976. Fortunately, things have changed in forty years.
The police force in Tamil Nadu is about to welcome three trans women as new recruits.
This is very bad news from Brazil. The resolution passed several years ago that prohibited "gay cure therapies" by psychologists was repealed.
The first ever religious ceremony involving LGBT people took place in West Africa.
In Australia, the debate on marriage equality continues pending the results of the plebiscite. Religious freedom is also a matter of great concern in this country. While the latter is often spoken of in a negative way, Reverend Ric Holland would like to have the religious freedom to celebrate same-sex weddings.
As expected, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet is pushing to legalize marriage equality.
India may decriminalize homosexual relationships again. Indeed, the Supreme has ruled that Indians have a fundamental right to privacy. This could be a first step towards the decriminalization of homosexuality.