On Monday, December 9, a Wells Fargo Bank in Washington, D.C. revealed an LGBT mural that honors major LGBT events and icons, including legendary activist Frank Kameny, lesbian photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston, and the 1979 National March for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
The Supreme Court of India shocked the world on Wednesday, December 11 by reinstating an old law banning sex between two men.
The health minister of Israel, Yael German, announced on December 11 that she is promoting a bill that would amend surrogacy laws to allow LGBT couples equal access.
In late March 2013, there was an influx of people changing their profile pictures to an red equality sign—social media’s show of support for marriage equality. According to Facebook, there ended up being at least eight hundred variations on the red equality sign.
British actor Ian McKellen says he has been warned by the British Government not to go to Russia, given its anti-gay laws. McKellen told Radio Times magazine that the Foreign office gave a warning that “they couldn’t protect [him] from those laws.”
At a United Nations (UN) strategy meeting on Tuesday, December 10, United States Ambassador Samantha Power condemned countries with laws that oppress and punish homosexuality, calling it “barbarism.”
In an article published to their blog, the Civil Rights Defenders, an independent group of experts dedicated to the defense of human rights, called the Russian law "a clear violation of freedom of expression and assembly."
Want to brush up on United Nations history as it relates to LGBT rights in under three minutes? Then “A History of LGBT Rights at the UN” is for you.
Actors, entertainers, musicians, athletes and human rights organizations alike have joined forces to create and launch Uprising of Love, a social movement aimed at supporting the Russia Freedom Fund.