The ``kiss-a-thon'' was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were harassed at the Andino shopping center by a man who pushed the couple, screamed profanities at them and accused them of fondling each other in front of a group of children.
The hiring campaign draws attention to the difficulties confronting transgender Brazilians, who, despite recent decisions from the nation's top court recognizing trans rights, regularly face violence and discrimination.
What happens when the child fails to identify with his or her own gender or begins exploring its fluidity? Here are some of the books that address these issues, which can help parents and children understand gender better.
The law which criminalises any sort of homosexual activity, is not only archaic and unreasonable but a "hangover of post-colonial guilt". Accepting same-sex couples must not be labelled "progressive" as it is a reality that has always existed.
The new policy on contraception, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, allows more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections.