Amidst the huge debate surrounding equality and the use of public by trans* persons, youth often get the brunt of the attacks. Obama is working towards protections for this vulnerable population, while others feel gender equity is inconsistent with their personal beliefs.
“‘Kids who are sometimes in the minority, kids who have a different sexual orientation, who are transgender are subject to a lot of bullying potentially. They are vulnerable,” Mr. Obama told the website. “I think that it is part of our obligation as a society to make sure that everybody is treated fairly and that our kids are all loved and that they’re protected and that their dignity is affirmed.'”-Barack Obama
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.
(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.
For the full site (in Russian:)
The fight for the US presidency is getting progressively more heated among candidate, with many diverging on several key issues. But where do they stand on rights for LGBTQ+ folks?
Here is a Wikipedia-type page that collects information on where the candidates stand:
Here are some articles quoting other recent statements.
What Rubio says:
… then Trumping himself several weeks later…