Today, we celebrate another historic sexual rights victory in the Western Hemisphere! In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court has declared that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Enacted in 1996 by the Clinton Administration, DOMA is a law preventing the federal...Read more
Recognized internationally for her work in human rights, Mariela Castro promotes a different brand of socialism than that of her parents, who were key leaders during the Cuban Revolution. To Castro, all forms of discrimination—whether based on race, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity—...Read more
Only days before today, the International Day against Homophobia , a Russian man was beaten, mutilated, and murdered after revealing he was gay to two strangers. His death reminded me of the many other deaths and injustices that occur on a daily basis, the harsh discrimination that people endure on...Read more
The National Council of Justice, which oversees Brazil’s judiciary, ruled on Tuesday that notary publics cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. This decision paves the way for lesbian and gay couples in Latin America’s largest country to legally marry. Our Regional Director, Carmen...Read more
The National Council of Justice, which oversees Brazil’s judiciary, ruled on Tuesday that notary publics cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. This decision paves the way for lesbian and gay couples in Latin America’s largest country to legally marry. Our Regional Director, Carmen...Read more
When we hear the term “gender-based violence”, what probably comes to mind is a woman being beaten by her husband or a girl being threatened by her boyfriend, but gender-based violence goes far beyond the relationship between men and women. Homophobia and transphobia are other expressions of gender...Read more
When we hear the term “gender-based violence”, what probably comes to mind is a woman being beaten by her husband or a girl being threatened by her boyfriend, but gender-based violence goes far beyond the relationship between men and women. Homophobia and transphobia are other expressions of gender...Read more
I met Julio Salgado while working at a student newspaper. We were both painfully awkward, and I was completely unaware that the friendship we forged would dramatically inform my political consciousness. Julio is the art director of Dreamers Adrift, a multimedia collective that features the stories...Read more
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
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