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Gender declarations, Pink Dot and Kinky Boots

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Just Pee

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein join the cast of Kinky Boots to rewrite a song from the musical into a celebration of discrimination-free urination. Enjoy.

Norway passes hassle-free gender change

The parliament of Norway is set to pass a law that will allow transgender people to simply declare a new gender by filling in a form with a registrar. Most European countries still require a diagnosis from a doctor, and even sterilization, before legal gender reassignment.

Read more at BuzzFeed.

Gay Syrian refugee sues for entry to Greece

Lawyers for a Syrian gay man have filed a case with a European Union human rights court to allow him entry to Greece. The man’s bid for asylum was denied even though he is gay, and was explicitly threatened with death if he refused to work for the Islamic State’s oil industry.

Read more from Reuters.

Gay activist murdered in Honduras

Rene Martinez, a gay man described as a brilliant political leader and promising politician, was strangled to death in San Pedro Sula last week. Honduras activists have spoken up recently about the epidemic of murdered gay people in the country.

Read more at the Washington Blade.

Pink Dot celebrates everyday heroes

Thousands gathered in Singapore this weekend to celebrate Pink Dot, the eighth year of the uniquely Asian LGBT celebration. This year, so many came that they overflowed the park where the modest gathering began in 2009.

Read more at Gay Star News.