After Ghana which will not legalize homosexuality as one has learned it yesterday, it is now Zambia and Zimbabwe to declare that their countries will not work on LGBT rights laws to receive British financial aid.
In Scotland, Ruth Davidson, openly lesbian, were elected leader of the conservative party.
United Nations Human Rights Committee asks Jamaica to protect LGBT people under the law.
It is official, there will be a third season of The Real L Word with cast of the second season that we will be able to continue to follow and new people.
Unlike the first two cycles, the show's third year will add New York to its filming locations and revolve around new East Coast cast members and see Los Angeles "fan favorites" -- like Whitney – return as reports Hollywood Reporter.
Lady Gaga launches a foundation to fight against bullying in the schools.
With the assistance of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lady Gaga launches the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on youth empowerment and "issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development."
It is a big first in Idonesia, a private clinic designed for LGBT patients opened.
The bad news continue in France, after the rejection of gay marriage, the Parliament decided that gays and lesbians in a civil union will not receive benefits if their partner dies.
Valérie Pécresse, Minister for the budget, thus clearly said: "We do not want to extend this right" which would cost, according to her, "7.8 billion euros per full year."
Quantify that Nicolas Gougain, spokesperson of Inter-LGBT, announced rather around "5 billion […]If all the civil unions ended tomorrow in the death of one of the partner and if all could profit from this benefit!" in short, a stupidity, the married widowers would cost 8 annual billion but it doesn't seem to be an issue because, of course, French married people will not die all in the same time.
Moreover Pécresse explains it very well, "it is not for reasons of cost and budget that we do not want to extend this right", she says to the Parliament, "it is for reasons of principle. The civil union is not a contract of the same nature as the marriage. It comprises much less duties and obligations of solidarity between the partners. In particular, the rupture of a civil union is much simpler than in a marriage, and there is not (after the rupture) an obligation of solidarity which makes the characteristic of the marriage. Consequently, less duties means less rights. Therefore we reserve the right to the widow survivor's benefit to the surviving spouses of a policy-holder deceased (married)."
Except that we do not have all the right to marry so less rights, less equality.
The police ordered that the festival of LGBT arts is cancelled in Malaysia.
From now on in England and in Wales, religious buildings could host gay and lesbian civil unions.
Dragan Markovic, member of Parliament in Serbia, was condemned by the court following his anti-gay remarks.