Finally some good news in Eastern Europe! Estonia has legalized civil unions for same-sex couples.
In Australia, a gay couple finally gained the right to be the fathers and that could perhaps change the things into Australia for all the gay and lesbian couples to have children.
More and more in India parents decide to change the sex of their child and a lot of girls to the birth become boys because the male children have more chances to success in Indian society.
A bill to allow religious organizations to refuse adoptions or foster care services by gay and lesbian couples was not voted by the Illinois senate.
A bill prohibiting same-sex couples and unmarried couples to become parents by using surrogates will be introduced in the Senate of Louisiana.
Lesbian divorces are not always equal to straight ones especially concerning the parental rights. A lesbian in Ohio lost the battle and was not considered as the second mother of the biological girl of her ex-partner and of course, as always, nobody thought about the child.
Last week, Lady Gaga met White House's officials. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, said that she was "deeply moved" by her meeting with Lady Gaga and looks forward to working with her "to help make our society more kind, inclusive and equal."
A student of Brigham Young University wrote a letter called Crimes against nature in the newspaper of the campus in which he compared a gay parent to a prostitute or to a serial killer. Attention, bigotry in sight!
Over the past week, I have come across a few blog posts from people who have either noticed positive interactions for gender non-conforming children or who have helped to break down the gender binary for children in the classroom to prevent bullying. Children learn so early on how gender affects the world, how it creates a line to follow in every interaction, in every choice. Society dictates from the moment of birth how children should be dressed, what they should play with, how they should react and think, all based on its sex at birth, and children learn within those boundaries. The only way to allow children to escape the binary is to walk ourselves outside the constraints society sets or to educate them about gender outside of the rules reinforced in their everyday lives.
A television advertisement supporting homosexuality, currently aired in Brisbane and likely to be rolled out in all Australia, is at the heart of a heated debate because it shows a pregnant woman to whom a doctor tells the news: "Congratulations, you're having a lesbian".