A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights
Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.
Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.
Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”
The new guidelines, which were announced marking the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month, makes it extremely simple for people to apply for change in gender shown on the passport.
The passport applicant, who wished to make the change, now has to present a certification from an attending medical physician that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition.
"It is also possible to obtain a limited-validity passport if the physician's statement shows the applicant is in the process of gender transition," the State Department said announcing the introduction of the new guidelines.
Informing that no additional medical records are required for the procedure, the official statement added, "Sexual reassignment surgery is no longer a prerequisite for passport issuance.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad can also be amended with the new gender."
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