Gender in Germany
Parents in Germany will soon be able choose between three gender options on their kid’s birth certificate: male, female, or blank.
It’s meant to give intersex kids the right to choose their gender identity later in life. Intersex is a variation in chromosomes or genitals that prevents someone from distinctly identifying as male or female.
The new law goes into effect in November.
Trans Woman Attacked
There’s been another attack on an LGBT person in Russia, caught on video, and it is going viral.
You can see five men beating a trans woman, stripping her naked, and dragging her around a park. The whole time, the assailants laugh and high-five.
Anti-gay violence in Russia has escalated in recent months, following the passage of a law banning the promotion of, “non-traditional relationships.”
Is San Antonio Safe?
Some gay activists are warning LGBT people to avoid San Antonio. Currently, the city council is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policy. The debate has gotten heated. Councilwoman Elisa Chan even made national headlines for a leaked recording in which she called gays “disgusting.”
“People will always have their personal opinions, just like councilwoman Chan, but, at the same time, you’ve got to protect people from being discriminated against,” said Anna Waugh of the Dallas Voice.
Those opposed to the ordinance are mainly concerned that it would infringe in their freedom of speech.
“Is anyone really safe without this ordinance? Are visitors really safe without this ordinance?” said Waugh.
The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau sent Nightcap a statement, saying San Antonio is a city where diversity is embraced:
“San Antonio is a destination that warmly welcomes all visitors, and is a city where everybody belongs. As the number one leisure destination in Texas, we welcome millions on an annual basis and the safety and comfort of all our visitors is a top priority for us. We are a city that treats our residents and visitors with respect and dignity and where diversity is embraced,” said Casandra Matej, Executive Director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, in the statement.