The Role of Religion on Justice in Latin America Today

American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies presented a panel February 28, 2014 on “Religion & Justice in Latin America Today,” examining religions, but primarily the Catholic Church’s, impact on environmental justice, gender, and sexuality-based rights. Evan Berry,…

Dutch Senate Approves Transgender Rights Bill

The Dutch senate has approved a bill that will allow transgendered people to change their gender on official documents without having to first undergo sterilization or sex-reassignment surgery as was previously required. Although individuals are still required to provide a…

Central Asian States Disregard LGBT Rights

Throughout Central Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people must hide their sexual orientation for fear of violence, extortion by the authorities, and even arrest. The lack of protections for this population creates a human rights issue. In the…

Situation of Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual, Bisexual, and Intersex Indigenous Persons in the Americas

Versión en español disponible aquí. Commissioners: Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Rosa María Ortiz, Tracy Robinson Petitioners: Ronald Céspedes, Nación Quechua (Bolivia), Amaranta Gómez Regalado, Nación Zapoteca (Mexico), Senador Jack Jackson Jr., Navajo Nation (United States) State:  n/a On March 16, 2013, the Inter-American…