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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

CANADA: TRUE NORTH FOR LGBTI AFGHAN REFUGEES

  While thousands of vulnerable Afghan refugees look to flee their homes, LGBTI refugees aren’t included by most countries as being vulnerable. Canada is a proud exception.  Canada’s history of providing protection…

ADDED ON: 08/01/2021

X MARKS THE SOGI RIGHTS OF NONBINARY PEOPLE IN ARGENTINA

  Argentina continues to lead the way in SOGI (sexual orientation gender identity) human rights. It is the first country in Latin America to now recognize the gender identity of nonbinary people…

ADDED ON: 06/26/2021

INDIA LGBTI: AN EMERGENCE OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE LGBTI COMMUNITY

  India, situated between Pakistan on the West and Nepal on the East, is a country with an often-misunderstood LGBTI history marked with unequal dignity and rights. Perhaps the most significant LGBTI…

ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Guatemala LGBTI: Discrimination and Migration

  Guatemala, located on Mexico’s southern border and bordering Honduras and El Salvador, is a country that has for decades experienced migration issues, in part related to violence within the country. Currently,…

ADDED ON: 04/26/2021

Turkish Protests: Students, LGBTI, Women, and Democracy in Turkey

  The Bogazici Protests have been taking place for months now, and the situation has not subsided. In fact, things have heated up recently. The Erdogan administration pulled Turkey out of a…

ADDED ON: 04/08/2021

Thai Protests: Pro-Democracy Groups and LGBTI Involvement

In the face of a reality consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, there have been places across the globe where activism has not only continued but flourished. One of these places has been…

ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Democracy and LGBTI Activists: Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Protests

As the coup in Myanmar has unfolded over the past month, the situation has deteriorated. The anti-democratic military junta has, by numerous accounts, started to use live fire against the pro-democracy protestors.…

ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Two Gay Chechens: Torture, Escape, and a Forced Return

Chechnya, a majority Muslim republic of southern Russia, has a long a history of LGBTI persecution. Numerous reports have come out of Chechnya in recent years about the torture, disappearance, and death of…

ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

Biden and LGBTQI Policy: A New Administration, A New Memo, A New Path

On January 20th, 2021, President-Elect Joe Biden became the President of the United States, assuming the role that former President Donald Trump inhabited for 4 years. In the weeks since then, President…

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