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A First for Italy: Two Mothers Listed on Birth Certificate

A woman wraps her hands around a pregnant woman's stomach.

  Italy’s record for gay rights is a rocky one. The Catholic country only recognized same-sex civil unions in June 2016, and has not yet allowed same-sex marriages. Civil partners have most of the same legal protections as married partners, but not all. For instance, the right to be recognized as equal parents of any […]

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UN Issues Postage Stamps Supporting LGBT Equality

United Nations Free and Equal postage stamps promote LGBT equality around the world.

On February 4th, 2016, the United Nations released a set of six new stamps to promote UN Free & Equal, the ongoing UN push for LGBT equality. The stamps, featuring pictures of gay and lesbian couples, queer families, and a trans woman, are the first set on this topic issued by the UN Postal Administration. […]

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U.N. Holds Hearing on Rights of Intersex Individuals

Intersex activists in Taiwan celebrate their identity.

Recently, the United Nations held its first ever hearing to address human rights violations against intersex people. The term intersex refers to people who are born with ambiguous genitalia or other sex characteristics that prevent them from neatly fitting into the categories of “male” or “female.” Estimates state that about 1 in 2,000 people are […]

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