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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 10/02/2018

Fleeing Anti-Gay Persecution in Chechnya, Three Young Women Are Now Stuck in Place

It begins as the most ordinary of stories and ends with three women who are trapped in a small apartment in a country I can’t name. If they are found here, they will…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

U.S. To Partners of U.N. LGBTQ Staff: Get Married, or Get Out

The State Department on Monday began imposing a new policy that restricts visas for the same-sex partners of staff of U.S.-based international organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

Minister for Africa Announces Vital Funding for LGBT Inclusion

Although the UK leads the way in much of its LGBT legislation and policies, there is still more to do. At the Commonwealth Summit earlier this year, the Prime Minister Theresa May,…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

LGBTI Rights in Latin America: A(nother) Pending Debt

The development of the LGBTI rights movement across the continent is awe-inspiring. With the precedent of the United Nations’ protests against Cuban concentration camps for homosexuals in the 60’s, various activist groups…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

UN Human Rights Chief Cites Indian Apex Court’s Ruling on Gay Sex, Urges Countries to Amend Laws

The UN’s top human rights official cited “landmark decision by India’s Supreme Court” decriminalizing consenual gay sex and urged more countries to bring their laws and practices in line with the fundamental…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Georgia: UN Expert to Assess Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

From September the 25th to October the 5th, the UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will be in Georgia.…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Topless Trans Man Features on Cover of Arabic Gay Magazine

The new issue of groundbreaking LGBTI magazine My.Kali features bold images of a trans man on its cover. Jordanian gay advocate, Khalid ‘Kali’ Abdel-Hadi founded and publishes My.Kali. The English language version…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2018

#KindrGrindr: Gay Dating App Launches Anti-racism Campaign

If you're a black or Asian user of gay dating app Grindr, then it's possible you've encountered racism while using it. Some users of the app have said they've come across what…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2018

Where is being gay still against the law?

India recently decriminalized gay sex in a landmark ruling for LGBT rights, overturning a ban dating back more than 150 years. The judges of the Supreme Court were unanimous in their decision…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

Gay Dating App Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ of Racism, Transphobia

Gay dating app Grindr has announced a “zero tolerance policy” towards racism, transphobia and other discrimination on the platform as it looks to crack down on abusive behavior within the LGBT dating…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

LGBT-friendly Berlin Mosque Deradicalises Muslim Youth

Tugay Sarac was just 15 when he first talked about travelling from Germany to Syria to fight for Islamic State. But unlike his friends at the time, Sarac had turned to radical…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

Malaysia Never Supported UN Declarations Protecting LGBTI, Claims Activist

Malaysia has never signed United Nations declarations that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a conservative Muslim rights activist said today. Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, who is president of…

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