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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

Israel agrees to Russia’s no-LGBT adoptions rule

Israel and Russia signed an adoption agreement on Wednesday, after a decade of negotiations, stipulating that same-sex couples may not adopt children from Russia. The countries finalized two agreements, one on adoption…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

Young Russian Tries to Sue Over Violent Lesbian ‘Exorcism’ in Chechnya

A young woman from Russia’s conservative republic of Chechnya is seeking criminal charges against her parents, one of their acquaintances and a psychiatric clinic for allegedly torturing her based on her sexual…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

From Monday, same-sex couples will be able to register to marry, meaning the first ceremonies will take place in February. For couples who are already married, their marriage will now be legally…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

The gayest Davos in history still isn’t gay enough

The World Economic Forum, which kicks off this week in Davos, prides itself on tackling some of the knottiest issues facing humanity. But on at least one front – the rights of…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Human Rights in the South Caucasus: 2019 victories and losses

The Human Rights Watch report states that Azerbaijani authorities continue to exact tight control over the political system and persecute critics. There was at least one known police operation where they detained…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2020

UK Reports Massive Decline In HIV Rates

The British government has reported a massive decline in the number of people diagnosed with HIV since 2012. According to figures released by Public Health England, new infections among gay and bisexual…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2020

Scotland: Catholic Church opposes ‘troubling’ reforms to gender recognition lawsin

The Catholic Church has called on its congregation to oppose proposed reforms to gender recognition laws in Scotland, which it called “troubling”. It also said that trans people must accept the gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2020

Rent rises force revered LGBT bookshop out of Paris’s gay district

Les Mots à La Bouche, a 40-year-old Paris institution, is the top LGBT bookshop in France and considered one of the best in the world – a focal point of Paris’s historic…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2020

Swedish crown princess makes history with first-ever visit to an LGBT organisation

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel have made a historic royal visit to an LGBT+ organisation, sending a clear message of support in the face of growing nationalist…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Chastity campaigner banned from schools over LGBT comments

A number of talks due to be given in Ireland this week by Jason Evert, the American Catholic campaigner who promotes conservative Catholic teaching around sex and marriage, have been cancelled following…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Indonesia rights body condemns LGBT raids ordered by mayor after UK rape case

Indonesia’s human rights commission on Tuesday condemned plans by a mayor to launch raids targeting the LGBT community in his city after a local man was convicted in Britain of sexually assaulting…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Russia: Race to the Bottom on Rights

Repression escalated in Russia during 2019 as the government answered rising civic and political activism with bans, repressive laws, and showcase prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.…

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