Equal Rights News
Chile wants the International Court of Justice to declare the Silala river, which flows from Bolivia an 'international water course' and give it equal rights to its waters
At the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years in office, Germany's gender pay gap remains among the highest in the European Union
At New York's Criminal Queerness Festival plays present brazenly personal stories from countries that restrict LGBTQ rights
The festival runs Tuesday through Saturday outdoors at Lincoln Center and near the United Nations, and is part of Lincoln Center’s Pride programming, which also includes a concert Friday by multi-hyphenate artist Taylor Mac.
Several youth-led demonstrations have sprung up across Thailand since last week, when thousands of activists defied a coronavirus ban on gatherings and staged one of the largest street rallies since a 2014 military coup
"Ableism is violence," as Lydia XZ Brown notes.
It’s easy to think that maybe this [scrapping of Section 377] is just the onward march of history, that rights are inevitable and that we live in a world where rights will keep progressing – but that isn’t actually the case.
Our freedoms are fragile, as we must remember on 73rd Independence Day and Sec 377 ruling anniversary
The judgment which struck down the law outlawing who we could love in the sanctity of our personal lives had this to say on freedom: Sexual autonomy and the right to choose a partner of one‘s choice is an inherent aspect of the right to life and right to autonomy.
The Queer Take: What I don't talk about when I talk about being a city dweller who doesn't like to travel
In his column 'The Queer Take', Joshua Muyiwa writes: I so want to travel and see the wide, wonderful world. It isn’t that I don’t have the resources alone to accomplish these aspirations, it is that travelling is an arduous experience for me.
A ban on women in Sabarimala was no social evil, but a matter of faith. The Supreme Court should have left the faith to the believers.
Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate after court orders him to get her a passport
Saudi Arabia is pursuing far-reaching social reforms that include a historic decision allowing women to drive, attend soccer games and take on jobs that once fell outside the narrow confines of traditional gender roles.
SC ruling on Section 377 has removed legal barriers, now emotional ones must be tackled: Devdutt Pattanaik
We are not a conventional, fundamentalist state that frowns on pleasure and private acts of intimacy, says Devdutt Pattanaik
Kolkata transwoman's passport application rejected: Incident highlights low awareness of trans rights
Born male, but identifying as female, Sandeepta Das' passport application was rejected by an official, allegedly on the grounds that she hadn't undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery
Different sporting organisations in the country, both local and national, publicly backed the 'yes' campaign and called for equal marriage rights for all Australians.
Unfortunately, our judgment of right and wrong can often be biased by gender, rather than being embedded in factual accuracy or a moral framework.
On the one hand, our culture deifies transgender people — on the other, it demonises them for who they are. What if we just learned to look at them as 'people' instead?
"Let’s work on something more constructive, like freeing those who are tangled in the web of deceit in Chechnya." - Harish Iyer
Dear Ram Gopal Varma, I am writing to appreciate you in calling Tiger Shroff a transgender: Read equal rights activist Harish Iyer's open letter
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Mumbai Pride Parade, also known as the Queer Azaadi March
Women's March against Donald Trump: Successful movements can't rest on the only ideal of 'pantsuit nation'
The Women’s March on Washington has brought to light far more questions than its organizers or participants could have anticipated, and now is the time to answer them. Actually, years ago would have been a better time, but hindsight is 20/20.