Argentinian woman appointed South America’s first trans police chief
An Argentinian police officer who was forced to resign after 20 years of service because she is transgender has now returned to the force as a deputy police commissioner. Argentina has become an LGBT rights leader in the region, legalizing same-sex marriage in 2010 and no-questions-asked legal gender confirmation surgery in 2012.
Mariela Castro leads LGBT rights march
The niece of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Mariela Castro, led a march through Havana this weekend celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Mariela Castro has emerged as an LGBT rights leader in the country, where gay people were long imprisoned and persecuted by her uncle.
Study: HIV life expectancy “near normal”
Advances in HIV drug treatments mean people who become HIV positive today may have little or no reduction in life expectancy, say researchers at the University of Bristol. Researchers say the majority of HIV-related deaths are now among those who do not know they have the virus.
British LGBT Awards name Prince William “straight ally” of the year
Prince William delivered a video message to the British LGBT Awards this weekend after receiving an award for straight ally of the year. William has focused in recent years on fighting online bullying and promoting discussion about mental health.
Tennessee woman granted “husband’s rights”
A court has ruled that a lesbian woman in Tennessee deserves the rights of a “husband” over her child, who was born through artificial insemination. The state legislature has rushed to fill the legal gap, passing a bill insisting that the word “husband” be defined by its “natural meaning.”