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Laws banning gay sex under challenge in tiny Caribbean nation

MEXICO CITY, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gay man in the tiny Caribbean nation of Dominica filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement, a Canada-based rights group said on Friday.

India introduces new trans rights bill in parliament after backlash

NEW DELHI, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament after criticism from the country's vibrant transgender community, who said sections of an earlier version would violate their rights.

Top Americas rights commission condemns Honduras LGBT+ murders

BOGOTA, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas' top human rights commission on Thursday called on Honduras to investigate growing violence against trans people in the Central American nation, where three transgender women were killed in the first week of this month alone.

Israeli education minister favours gay "conversion therapy"

Israel's education minister voiced support on Saturday for so-called gay "conversion therapy", drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government's religious-rightist tilt has worried liberals a home and backers abroad.

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