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Rachel Savage

Factbox: Same-sex marriage rights around the world

02 Jul 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Montenegro is the first European country outside western Europe and the European Union to legally recognise same-sex couples.

LGBT+ campaigners cast doubt on Israel's pledge to legalise gay surrogacy

02 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ campaigners cast doubt on a pledge by Israel's justice minister to legalise gay surrogacy on Thursday, saying they did not trust the government to lift a ban that led to huge protests in 2018.

Montenegro legalises same-sex civil partnerships

01 Jul 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Montenegro voted to legalise same-sex civil partnerships on Wednesday, becoming the first European country outside of Western Europe and the European Union to legally recognise gay and lesbian couples.

'I'm gay and I'm proud': Israeli MP pledges fight for equality

24 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Israel's newest member of parliament said on Wednesday he would fight for same-sex marriage and LGBT+ surrogacy rights, after his swearing in took the number of gay lawmakers in the country to a record high and one of the highest percentages globally.

'I'm gay and I'm proud': Israeli MP pledges fight for equality

24 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Israel's newest member of parliament said on Wednesday he would fight for same-sex marriage and LGBT+ surrogacy rights, after his swearing in took the number of gay lawmakers in the country to a record high and one of the highest percentages globally.

Authors quit J. K. Rowling's agency over trans rights

23 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three authors who left J. K. Rowling's literary agency over her views on transgender issues said on Tuesday they were disappointed that it had not taken up their offer to discuss trans rights or made a statement in support of the community.

British Museum marks Pride month with objects that tell LGBT+ stories

22 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British Museum has marked Pride season by putting five objects on permanent display that tell the stories of LGBT+ culture through history, from an ancient Greek coin featuring Sappho to a Roman lamp that depicts two women having oral sex.

Explainer: J. K. Rowling and trans women in single-sex spaces: what's the furore?

11 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling released a 3,600 word essay on Wednesday linking her experience of sexual assault with her concern over transgender access to women only spaces.

EXPLAINER-J. K. Rowling and trans women in single-sex spaces: what's the furore?

11 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling released a 3,600 word essay on Wednesday linking her experience of sexual assault with her concern over transgender access to women only spaces.

Daniel Radcliffe backs trans youth after J. K. Rowling tweets

09 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actor Daniel Radcliffe has expressed support for transgender rights and apologised to LGBT+ "Harry Potter" fans for pain caused by tweets on the issue from author J. K. Rowling.

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