'Freeheld' stirs talk of minority rights in Japan

Nov 30, 2016

'Freeheld' stirs talk of minority rights in Japan


What’s wrong with gay marriage? Absolutely nothing, as the United States finally acknowledged in 2015. Up until then, however, gay people had to fight for the same rights that heterosexual couples took for granted. “Freeheld” is a testament to that struggle, recounting the story ...

Nov 5, 2016

African nations seek to get rid of first U.N. LGBT expert

African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Botswana’s U.N. Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae said Friday that African nations want the General Assembly ...

Oct 4, 2016

SoftBank recognizes same-sex partners among its staff as spouses

SoftBank Group Corp. is recognizing the same-sex partners of its employees as spouses, making them eligible for the company’s welfare programs for married couples. It revised internal rules to accommodate the change, which took effect Saturday. Same-sex couples will receive benefits such as time ...