The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate marriage equality on April 29.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Sessums shares his favorite things this week.
Ethiopia has reversed course on its plan to make homosexuality an unpardonable offense, stating that it’s “not a serious crime.”
A federal judge has agreed to Ohio’s request to put a stay on his order to recognize same-sex marriages from out of the state.
Brunei plans to enact laws punishing homosexual activity with death by stoning, starting April 22. n
The school board of Lumberton, Texas has decided to stand by transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug, who was temporarily suspended from teaching after facing parental complaints.
The Republic of Malta is now the first European country to include protections for transgender people in its constitution.
A bill that would have banned the use of gay “cure” therapy on minors was struck down in Illinois in a 54 to 44 vote in the House of Representatives.
The Turkish government has announced that it plans to build segregated prisons for gay prisoners, alarming LGBT rights advocates, who say that it would only increase homophobia within the already unfriendly country.
The same Russian lawmaker, Vitaly Milonov, who co-sponsored the homosexual propaganda law in June 2013 that quickly drew international attention to Russia’s human rights issues, has now said that bars and dance venues for the LGBT community should be banned because they are “destroying Russia.”
Creative services agency Red Thread Productions was built on the idea that in business today, everything depends on connections. Andre Gutierrez agrees.