Homosexuality

Cubans split over more liberal family code as referendum nears

The Cuban Roman Catholic Church has lashed out against gay marriage.

By REUTERS
31/03/2022

Iran’s regime executed two men based on anti-gay charges

Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians.

Ex-Hassid who advised ‘Unorthodox’ comes out as trans

Lili Rosen, the ex-Hasidic Jew who advised popular Netflix series 'Unorthodox,' came out amid her translating a children's sexuality guide into Yiddish

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
27/01/2022

Hungary could be sanctioned over anti-LGBT+ law, warns EU equality chief

The move, which critics say wrongly conflates pedophilia with LGBT issues, triggered a mass rally outside parliament on Monday, while several rights groups have called on Fidesz to withdraw the bill.

By REUTERS
15/06/2021

Health minister to remove blood donation restrictions from gay men

Incoming Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, who is Israel's first LGBTQ+ Health Minister, plans on removing a form question that asks "have you engaged in sexual relations between men?"

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Brazilian musician shines light on intersection of sexuality and Judaism

Assucena Assucena is one of the three musicians in the Brazilian musical group As Baías. She met her fellow band members Raquel Virgínia (also a trans woman) and Rafael Acerbi while studying history

By CALEB A. GUEDES-REED/JTA
29/04/2021
A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006.

Academic escapes Iran after jail for visit to Israel and gay support

"It was very cold, very long, very dark and very scary."

Grindr users surprised to find profile of anti-LGBTQ+ MK Mansour Abbas

The profile was likely created in response to the MK's negative views towards homosexuality, w after Abbas dismantled the Joint List earlier this week due to disagreements about LGBTQ+ rights.

How immigrants paved the way for Israel's LGBTQ+ acceptance

For 45 years, olim have led the way in Israel’s LGBTQ+ community via the Agudah

24/12/2020

Yeshiva University students to again hold an LGBTQ event on campus

That sponsor, psychology professor Jenny Isaacs, said the process to gain the university’s approval had been “arduous.”

By HANNAH DREYFUS/JTA
20/12/2020
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