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US slaps sanctions on Uganda over anti-gay laws


Angered by anti-gay laws condemned here as “vile persecution,” the United States slapped sanctions on Uganda on Thursday, cancelling a military exercise and imposing visa bans on some officials.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Solon: DOLE to blame for workers’ death


The Department of Labor and Employment shares the blame for the death of eight workers after they were trapped inside a burning Pasay City warehouse that had allegedly been locked by their employer, according to Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmi de Jesus.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PH tolerates gays but abuses continue, says UN-backed study

Filipino gays and lesbians march with placards on the University of the Philippines campus in Manila on June 28, 2011, as the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride. The LGBT group urged President Benigno Aquino to recognise and promote human rights for gays and lesbians. AFP FILE PHOTO

Gays are increasingly tolerated in Philippine society but discrimination persists and they remain vulnerable to hate crimes, according to a United Nations-backed study released Monday.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Zealand prostitute wins sex harassment claim


A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ugandans protest anti-indecent dress and anti-gay laws

Women protest against the new anti-pornography and dress code legislation on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Kampala.  AFP

Ugandans protested Wednesday tough new laws against homosexuality and indecent clothing, with women gathering in tight skirts warning that mobs had already harassed them for their dress.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »