Progress in Italy and Germany

In a long-anticipated move, Germany  moves to erase criminalized homosexuality from the records of its citizens, and Italy advances the enactment of civil unions.

 

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A Music Video for Change

Art Attack, a artistic group in Kenya, recently created a remix of “Same Love” featuring prominent queer Kenyan activists to help fight the country’s homophobia, prompting a very interesting exchange with Google. Read more and watch the powerful video below!

*Trigger warning: suicide*download

http://www.tffmag.com/blog/2016/3/17/t7ukb44o9i4hd3q15vzojlzu3t759k

 

Russian Regulations

A woman holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain Friday Aug. 23. The protesters criticized Russia's new law on LGBT individuals, calling for the Winter 2014 Olympic Games to be taken away from Sochi. Russia issued a law that bans 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations' and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies. AP photo

(Photo from protests over Sochi Olympic regulations)

Russia is attempting to pass a new health law, which would affect “‘non-traditional sexual relationships,’ including homosexuality and pedophilia” and have some serious consequences for queer Russians.

Some details:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/victorstepanov/russia-proposes-dedicated-health-facilities-to-treat-homosex#.mpR9d0vWRM

For the full site (in Russian:)

http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=46419