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India’s top court recognizes third gender category

Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest after the country’s top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. AP

India’s top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace promises stronger measures for gender equality

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In observance of International Women’s Day, an aide to President Benigno Aquino promised Saturday that his administration would strengthen measures to combat violence against women and provide more opportunities for gender equality and empowerment.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

In this June 30, 2013 file photo, Boy Scouts from the Chief Seattle Council carry U.S. flags as they prepare to march in the Gay Pride Parade in downtown Seattle. The Boy Scouts of America, in the most contentious change of membership policy in a 103-year history, will accept openly gay youths in Scout units starting on New Year's Day 2014. AP

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New Mexico becomes 17th state to back gay marriage

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, same-sex couples pack the Bernalillo County Clerk's office in Albuquerque with anticipation of obtaining a marriage license. The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, declaring in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples. New Mexico joins 16 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. AP

New Mexico’s Supreme Court backed same-sex marriage rights Thursday, making the southwestern US state the 17th to back gay weddings.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Saudi women’s driving protest kicks off with video

A Saudi Arabian woman drives a car as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in this June 2011 file image made from video released by Change.org. AP

Activists have posted a video of a woman in Saudi Arabia driving a car, as their campaign urging women in the ultraconservative kingdom to defy a ban on getting behind the wheel kicks off.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bringing sexy back backfires on DENR

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FOREST ‘FIRE’  This photo taken in 2011 by a DENR employee and posted on Facebook has come back to haunt department officials who allowed the sexy dance number during their 24th anniversary program.

A photo of skimpily clad women dancing onstage during an anniversary program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City has gone viral, drawing criticism and putting DENR officials on the spot.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Dumped Australian PM opens up on sexism

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. AP FILE PHOTO

Australia’s first female premier Julia Gillard has opened up for the first time on the sexism that plagued her leadership and her famous misogyny speech in her final interview before being ousted.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 major court victories for gay marriage in US

A gay rights activist runs out of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, as rulings were handed down that impact same-sex relationships. In two separate and significant victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. AP/J. Scott Applewhite

The US Supreme Court gave legally married gay couples equal federal standing with all other married Americans and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the most populous state. It wasn’t a sweeping ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry anywhere, but gay rights advocates quickly said they’d be back in court soon to pursue that goal.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong man finds he is a woman after doctor visit

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A 66-year-old who lived his whole life as a man was given a surprising diagnosis after visiting the doctor in Hong Kong with a swollen abdomen — he was a woman.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French president signs gay marriage bill into law

French President Francois Hollande. AP

France became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage Saturday after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Harvard Professor apologizes for Keynes comments

In this Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 photo, Harvard history professor and author Niall Ferguson attends the "Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy" economic forum, at Villa d'Este, in Cernobbio, on Como Lake, Italy. Ferguson is apologizing for saying economist John Maynard Keynes didn't care about the future because he was gay and had no children. AP

Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and author, apologized on Saturday for saying economist John Maynard Keynes was less invested in the future because he was gay and had no children.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Leyte town mayor is ‘happy and gay’

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LEYTE Mayor Arnold James Ysidoro. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

While others hide in the closet, the mayor of Leyte, a sleepy town in Leyte province, is proud to be gay. Mayor Arnold James Ysidoro says his sexuality doesn’t affect how he leads his 37,000 constituents.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PMA embraces biggest batch of women cadets

THE PHILIPPINE Military Academy welcomes to its fold some of the 82 women composing the largest batch of female cadets to make it to the top military institution. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—The country’s premier military training institution received on Monday its biggest batch of female cadets yet, when it accepted 82 women to be part of the 245-member Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 2017.   Lt. Gen. Irineo Espino, PMA superintendent, said the incoming class has the highest number of female [...]

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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