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November 9, 2012

Stacie Laughton is first openly transgender lawmaker in New Hampshire, Stu Rasmussen is re-elected mayor in Silverton, Oregon

Among the historic milestones for minorities from Tuesday's election in America were two electoral successes for transgender candidates.

Stacie Laughton became the first openly transgender lawmaker in New Hampshire. She was elected as a Democrat to serve on the state’s House of Representatives and said on Wednesday that she hopes other sexual minorities will be inspired by her success.

August 19, 2012

Movilh's survey of elementary school students pinpoints teacher to LGBT-student discrimination amidst strong student support for marriage equality

A survey of 10 Chilean elementary schools revealed sexual discrimination in the classroom.

The survey conducted by Movilh Joven, the youth division of Chile's leading sexual minority organization Movilh, asked 250 students throughout the Santiago Metropolitan Region questions regarding the handling of sexual diversity in the classroom.

Conducted as a tool to help drive anti-discriminatory public policy, Movilh's survey found that:

May 12, 2012

Iran court sentence four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy.

Four men named 'Saadat Arefi', 'Vahid Akbari', 'Javid Akbari' and 'Houshmand Akbari' are due to be executed shortly after their verdict was approved recently by high court judges, according to a report from the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.

The four men are said to be from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province of Iran.