Gay traffic lights catch on in Austria

The Austrian city of Salzburg unveiled Thursday gay-themed pedestrian traffic lights after the flashing signals specially installed in Vienna for the Eurovision Song Contest proved a hit. Instead of the usual stick man, the special lights at pedestrian crossings show two figures: either a man or a woman, two men or two women, holding hands,…

Transgender people in Russia banned from driving, says legal amendment

Transgender people have been banned from driving in Russia, according to a new legal amendment published this week. The regulations, which affect people deemed to have “sexual disorders”, also affect , fetishists, voyeurs, exhibitionists and transvestites, and were immediately condemned by human-rights activists as discriminatory. The amendment to the law listing medical impediments to driving…