World of Politics

UK: Interviews with asylum seekers reveal why the Home Office rejects so many LGBT claims

Those claiming asylum on the basis of their sexual identity are often unable to provide objective evidence of that identity, leaving their claims to rest upon whether or not the decision-maker finds their account credible.

Philippines: SOGIE bill won’t spoil rights of non-LGBTQ, says former DSWD chief

Rights are not rice cakes that should be divided. In a video message shown during the CSC event, Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman reminded the public that they should not be swayed by “smear campaigns or fear-mongering” of those opposed to SOGIE bill.

India: Tamil Nadu Becomes First State to Ban Sex Reassignment Surgeries for Intersex Infants

Gov’t said that reassignment surgeries will be allowed in cases of life-threatening situations, which will be decided after the recommendations of a committee.

Australia: Trans birth certificate campaign turns to other states after Victoria passes reform

The Victorian Legislative Council passed an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic), making it possible for transgender and gender diverse people to change the legal gender on their birth certificates.