May 25, 2016

South Korean court rejects same-sex marriage lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a prominent gay film director and his partner seeking legal status for their same-sex marriage was rejected by a South Korean district court on Wednesday in the first case of its kind. Movie director Kim Jho Gwang-soo and his long-time ...

May 22, 2016

Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers

The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The national church’s general assembly in Edinburgh voted to extend a law passed last May that permits its ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships. Commissioners in the Kirk, ...

Walking on the wild side in Chinese cross-dressing contest

Apr 27, 2016

Walking on the wild side in Chinese cross-dressing contest

In a bouffant blond wig and outsize eyelashes, Yu Xiaoyang flamboyantly parades across a Shanghai stage, his fake breasts filling his skintight golden jumpsuit. Yu was among 20 contestants taking part in a cross-dressing competition in China’s commercial hub. “At work, I have to ...

Mar 28, 2016

Lawsuit challenges North Carolina transgender law

Opponents of a U.S. state’s law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules and requiring transgender students to use bathrooms assigned to their biological sex wasted little time challenging the measure, filing a federal lawsuit Monday morning. Two transgender people, a law school professor ...