LGBT people fleeing persecution, violence and discrimination in their homelands find few sympathetic ears in destination countries around the world, but some progress is made on asylum issues in a few nations.
The movement to gain full equality takes major steps forward, both in California and around the United States, and shows progress on a global scale. Still, setbacks indicate that much work still needs to be done.
For the first time in state history, gay and lesbian students will be expressly protected from school bullying after the West Virginia Board of Education unanimously adopted a new anti-bullying policy Wednesday.
"There have been a number of concerns about human rights in the northern part of Cyprus. By agreeing to decriminalise homosexuality Eroglu is taking concrete measures to ensure those living in the north part of Cyprus may enjoy the same human rights as their fellow Europeans."