Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

Kathmandu (Pahichan) July23- Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a......

Consultation on changing legal gender to be launched

Kathmandu (Pahichan) July 23 – The UK government is considering plans to make the process of changing legal gender easier. Currently, people must be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a condition where a person’s biological......

Gay rights group gathers leaders of black colleges and universities to discuss path to making them more inclusive of LGBTQ students.

Kathmandu (Pahichan) July 20 – In a speech to presidents, chancellors and leaders of historically black colleges and universities, a Georgia congressman told them what has already been widely acknowledged — that their institutions......

Bisexual teacher came out to help suicidal students but then lost his job

Kathmnadu/Pahichan – ‘There was a long, awkward pause until she finally smiled and said “yes, well thank you, sir” and I was dismissed’ A Kentucky-based teacher lost his job after coming out as bisexual......

Finding a place for the queer actor in Philippine cinema

Kathmandu(Pahichan) July 19 — When you picture a Filipino leading man or woman, who do you see? You probably picture someone conventionally attractive — a person who’s tall, fit, typically fair-skinned. You probably imagine someone......

Lack of Data on LGBTI People is Key Barrier in Sustainable Development Goals

Kathmandu (pahichan) July 18 – What is being discussed now at the High Level Political Forum? On Wednesday June 12th, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development conducted an in-depth review of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)......

‘It happens in gay relationships too’: the story behind a domestic violence cabaret

Kathmandu (Pahichan) July 18 – Russ Vickery may claim that he’s “no Frank Sinatra”, but he can certainly hold a tune – and to sing brings him an unfettered kind of joy. It’s not......

How Jyotia made Indian LGBTI feel proud  

Kathmandu (Pahichan) July 17 – No one believes that a man who lives in street as a begger could become a judge. However, nothing is impossible in thw world. The LGBTI community has not......

Why is the media afraid of same sex marriage?

Kathmandu/Pahichan – The People’s Union for Civil Liberties and other welfare organisations in Bangalore had called an emergency press meet at the Bangalore Press Club last week to scold journalists for their irresponsible and......

‘Stunning victory’ as US Surgeons General call for an end to intersex surgery

Kathmandu (Pahichan) July 11 – Intersex advocates are rejoicing at a paper released by three former US Surgeons General. The surgeon-generals called for an end to forced medical surgeries on young intersex people....