Valentina is 4 years old and she has known me since she was born. She’s the niece of my partner Abel, and according to Valentina, both of us are her uncles and a part of her family. Valentina doesn’t know that I am an advocate working for LGBT rights globally. She only knows that both of her uncles...Read more
Inspirational people are everywhere around us. Some of them are responsible for amazing inventions that have changed our world forever. Others have made contributions to building nations, strengthening communities, and advocating peace. However, we often don't need to look too far because the...Read more
In light of Dharun Ravi's hate crime conviction , Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States is a timely and insightful book. Documenting the LGBT community's continuing struggle against the justice system, the authors explore how queer expression is subjected to...Read more
Last month IPPF Director-General Tewodros Melesse gave a speech in which he reaffirmed the Federation's commitment to sexual rights. Here is an inspiring excerpt from that speech: IPPF has a zero-tolerance towards human rights violations. Young people are excluded from contraceptive services...Read more
Despite anti-discrimination legislation to protect the rights of sexual minorities in Venezuela, sexual orientation and gender identity remain taboo and sensitive issues. In 2008, Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that no individual may be discriminated against or treated in an unequal fashion...Read more
Despite anti-discrimination legislation to protect the rights of sexual minorities in Venezuela, sexual orientation and gender identity remain taboo and sensitive issues. In 2008, Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that no individual may be discriminated against or treated in an unequal fashion...Read more
The freedom to express our sexuality is an integral part of our happiness and well-being. However, people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to majority norms often face stigma and discrimination by the state and by society. Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex sexual...Read more
The freedom to express our sexuality is an integral part of our happiness and well-being. However, people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to majority norms often face stigma and discrimination by the state and by society. Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex sexual...Read more
On January 29, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) presented its first annual David Kato Vision and Voice Award to Maurice Tomlinson. Tomlinson, AIDS-Free World’s legal advisor on marginalized groups, received the award for his leadership in challenging homophobia in Jamaica...Read more