FACTBOX - Transgender politicians and government officials around the world
Rachel Levine is the United States' first transgender four-star officer in its uniformed services.
Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports
Texas is now poised to join seven other states in banning transgender women and girls from participating in female school sports
"At a crossroads": Polish PM berates EU ahead of trip to European Parliament
Poland's nationalist government has been at odds with the European Commission in Brussels over LGBT rights, judicial reforms and media freedoms since taking power in 2015
Rights group urges Kuwait to overturn transgender woman's conviction
Mutairi, who has been detained several times for her transgender identity, told Human Rights Watch she is now being held in a men's prison in a solitary cell designated for transgender detainees
Lithuania's 'gay propaganda' law looms over fight for same-sex unions
Critics say the Lithuanian legislation, which bans sharing information that ‘expresses contempt for family values’ with children, curbs free speech and legitimises homophobia.
Gay couple hail 'big win' in battle over children's Namibian citizenship
A Namibian court ruled that the son of a gay couple, born via surrogacy in South Africa in 2019, is a Namibian citizen by descent
Japan's largest opposition party focuses on human rights in party platform
Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan chief Yukio Edano said the party would support same-sex marriage, in contrast to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party
Love is love: Gay marriage possible for Dutch monarch
The Dutch crown princess has the right to marry a person of any gender without giving up her right to the throne, the prime minister said
Botswana appeals ruling allowing gay sex, court delays judgment
The case argues that the government should do away with the law criminalising gay sex in light of a changed society where homosexuality was more widely accepted
Turkish court acquits students for attending Pride march
18 students and a faculty member were arrested by police at a Turkish Pride march in 2019. Homosexuality is legal in Turkey, but Pride marches have been repeatedly banned in recent years.