Ontario’s Human Rights Commission joining sex-ed legal challenge

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TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission says it will join a legal challenge of the interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by the province’s Progressive Conservative government. The commission says it believes the interim curriculum discriminates based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Six students’ families filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in August, claiming the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Commission says it will join the tribunal’s legal challenge,Read More

Equality marches urge Trump to move forward with LGBT rights

SOT: “This is what democracy looks like.” Rainbow flags in Washington, DC Sunday and words for the president… This is just one of many demonstrations across the U.S. aimed at highlighting discrimination… with protesters demanding President Donald Trump do more for LGBT rights. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NIGEL WILLIAMS, PROTESTER FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA, SAYING: “I think we have an administration that is pointedly and deliberately not recognizing gay people, gay rights, trans rights and we’ve made so much progress over the last eight years, I’m not prepared to let that go.” ManyRead More

Gay Chinese battle inertia, conservatism to push rights | Reuters

By Ben Blanchard | BEIJING BEIJING When Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan, a friend, for help. But rather than getting a shocked response, Wang simply shrugged his shoulders, Li told Reuters. “He told me he looks after garbage collection, water pipes, that sort of thing. Same-sex marriage isn’t up to him,” said Li, who works for the government-run Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. “That’s the problem in China. WhoRead More