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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 03/13/2018

46 NGOs Urge UN to Renew Mandate of Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran

“By voting in favour of this resolution, your government will send a strong signal to the Iranian authorities that the international community requires genuine and tangible improvements in the country on core…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2018

Blockchain to Make ‘Pink economy’ Visible, Fight LGBT Abuses: Charity

Blockchain can help the LGBT community flex its economic muscle and fight rights abuses globally - from Chechnya to Uganda - while safeguarding the identity of members, said the charity behind a…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2018

Gay Men are Winning this Year’s Winter Olympics – and Making it a Joy to Watch

Ah, the Winter Olympics! That giant paean to ancient sports you didn’t even know existed, such as the universally popular pastime of combining skiing and shooting, AKA the biathlon, and the equally…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2018

Bermuda’s Gay Marriage Reversal Sparks Fears Others May Follow

Bermudian Joe Gibbons and his Canadian partner were ecstatic last year when the wealthy Atlantic island legalized same-sex marriage after a long struggle for gay equality - but their joy only lasted…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2018

LGBTQ Women To Watch Out For In The 2018 Games

Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon made history in 2018 by being the first openly out, gay male athletes representing the United States in the Winter Olympics. It’s been a momentous year for…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

India Not the Only Nation Where Colonial-Era Anti-gay Law Still Exists

36 of the 52 Commonwealth countries across the world share the remnants of Britain’s legalized homophobia in the form of Section 377 in their penal codes. In all these countries, the exact same…

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OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International was founded in 1990 as the first non-profit with the goal to advance international human rights for LGBTIQ people.

OutRight – originally the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) – provided its initial support to advocates for LGBTIQ rights in Russia. Now we partner with advocates from the Philippines to Colombia and Tunisia to Uganda. For the last 25 years, OutRight has fought to protect and advance the basic human rights of LGBTIQ people. We empower people on the front lines, hold leaders accountable at the United Nations and measure our impact through positive change in people’s lives.

ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2018

For LGBT Rights, 2018 Will Be the Year of the Courts

After everything that LGBTI people experienced in 2017 — from roundups and torture in Chechnya to antigay witch hunts in Egypt and Indonesia, closure of queer-friendly health facilities in Tanzania, and a…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2018

With Pence Breaking Deadlock, U.S. Senate Confirms Brownback’s Nomination

Kansas Republican Sam Brownback, one of the most unpopular governors in the country, barely survived a vote to confirm his bid for a big Trump administration job on Wednesday, as Vice President Mike…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2018

LGBTI in Latin America

"Blood was squirting out of my chest," says Brithany Cervantes as she recalls being stabbed multiple times with a broken bottle for no other reason, she says, than being a transgender woman.…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2018

EU Court: Asylum Seekers Must Not Be Forced to Take ‘Gay Tests’

Asylum seekers must not be subjected to psychological tests to determine whether they are homosexual, EU's top court has ruled. Tests to determine sexual orientation are controversial, but are sometimes used when…

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