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India left far behind: Nepal’s new LGBT non-discrimination laws put even the liberal West to shame


In a groundbreaking move, the new Nepal Constitution has explicitly included rights for LGBT individuals, while stopping short of legalising same-sex marriage. According to a report by HRC Global and Pink Pages, Nepal has enshrined equal rights and freedom from discrimination in Articles 12, 18 and 42 of the new constitution. Incredibly, while many western… Continue reading India left far behind: Nepal’s new LGBT non-discrimination laws put even the liberal West to shame

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How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US


Same sex marriage is now legal in the entire US after a Supreme Court ruling striking down state marriage bans. The ruling means all US states must grant marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples and recognise marriages that have taken place in other states. So how did we get to this point? In 1996,… Continue reading How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US

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Wentworth Miller’s Bold Show of Support for LGBT Rights


Actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller, best known for his role on the Fox series “Prison Break,” came out as gay on Wednesday in an open letter in which he declined an invitation to be a guest of honor at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia. Citing Russia’s recently enacted anti-gay “propaganda” law, Miller,… Continue reading Wentworth Miller’s Bold Show of Support for LGBT Rights

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Sir Ian McKellen has some advice to share


Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He has won multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations. His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is known for… Continue reading Sir Ian McKellen has some advice to share