Snapshots from Around the Globe

New Zealand has a 50-year wait for publicly-funded gender confirmation surgeries… In Indonesia, two men were arrested for running a gay support page on Facebook and face six years in prison… In Paris, more than 3,000 marched to protest the wave of homophobic violence in the capital (see Kelly Cogsell’s perspective from Paris).Their slogan was “Be Yourself without Fear.” Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a “collective awakening” on the issue and ordered stepped up efforts from law enforcement and other agencies to combat the violence.