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February 11, 2015

Four government bodies reject the first LGBTI group to apply for incorporation

The first South Korean LGBTI group to apply for incorporation has said they were rejected by four government agencies because of anti-gay discrimination.

Beyond the Rainbow Foundation approached the Seoul Municipal Government, National Human Rights Commission and the ministry of justice between January 2014 to January 2015 but were rejected by them all.

June 17, 2012

Thousands of Costa Rican LGBTs and their supporters have taken to the streets to protest the appointment of a Human Rights Commission president who actively opposes gay rights

Thousands of LGBT Costa Ricans and their supporters took to the streets of San Jose on Saturday morning in what they called a March of the Invisibles to protest for the rights of marginalised people and to ensure the separation of church and state in the country.

The march was the culmination of an online campaign which saw 15,000 people sign a petition calling on the president of Costa Rica’s Human Rights Commission, Justo Orozco, to resign.

June 14, 2012

Pastor Justo Orozco, leader of Costa Rica's human rights committee, has 'evidence' that being gay can be reversed

The leader of Costa Rica's human rights commission publicly claimed homosexuality is a sin that can be cured.

Justo Orozco, a Protestant minister and legislator, told national newspaper La Prensa: 'Unfortunately I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible,' said Orozco.

'I have evidence. Here in churches in the province of Heredia I know someone like that who became straight.'

In fact most scientists and leading health bodies agree that gay 'cure' therapy does not work and can actually do serious damage.

February 17, 2012

Transexual and gay rights activists pass first round of selection for Indonesian human rights commission

The head of a transgender forum Yulianus Rettoblaut and gay rights activist Dede Oetomo are both through the first round of selection for Komnas HAM, Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights.

January 23, 2012

Mami Yuli campaigns for transgender's rights

The Jakata Globe reports that Yulianus Rettoblaut, known as Mami Yuli (Mother Yuli) announced on Friday that she wanted to represent Indonesia's waria (transgender) community in the country's National Commission on Human Rights (Komnnas-Ham).