Latest Global LGBTI News

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Myanmar LGBTI Festival Goes Public for First Time

Fluorescent wigs askew and leaving broken stiletto heels and a cloud of glitter in their wake, Myanmar drag queens pounded across the finish line and crashed into a waiting coterie of photographers…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Scotland Has Made Great Steps in LGBT Issues but Its Time to Speak Up for Equality

Scotland has gone from criminalising LGBT people, to now recognised as among the best in the world for LGBT equality.  This week marks the start of LGBT History Month. The annual celebration across Scotland…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Indonesian’s LGBT Community Under Threat as Government Sets Sights on Making Gay Sex Illegal

It's shaping as a bleak 2018 for Indonesia's gay and transgender people. In the conservative province of Aceh, police have raided hair salons and publicly shamed a group of transgender hairdressers, while…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

The Second Coming Out

For Fatima Rizvi, based in Mumbai, the memories of the day her daughter came out to her about her sexuality are still fresh. "It was exactly a year ago," she recalls. "We…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Gay Couple Flees Russia After Same-Sex-Marriage Scandal

Rights activists say two Russian men whose marriage in Denmark was indirectly acknowledged by Russian authorities have fled the country, citing a "real threat" to their liberty and security. Pavel Stotsko and…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Jamaica Bans Anti-Gay Arizona Pastor From Visiting Country

Steven Anderson, pastor from the Faithful World Baptist Church who says gay people should be stoned to death, denied entry. Jamaica has banned a Holocaust-denying pastor from Arizona who has called for gay people…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Trans Women Forced to Shave Their Heads by Indonesian Officials

Police in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province carried out a crackdown on a group of transgender women Sunday, forcibly shaving their heads and making them wear men’s clothing. Police took 12 trans women…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

‘A different standard’: Disappearances of Men of Colour Not Taken Seriously Enough, LGBTI Leader Says

Years before he disappeared from Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Abdulbasir Faizi brought up the possibility with a childhood friend while living in Iran that he might be gay. It was a…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

Bid to Legalize Homosexuality in Kenya Appears on Course

They have become extremely predictable, taking one step at a time, but each step ever so sure. The new moralists are so determined to redefine our values and to blunt our conscience…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

‘I Didn’t Know That World existed’: How Lesbian Women Found a Life in the Armed Forces

Jennifer, who signed up to the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) in 1979, told me that, until she joined the Army, she "had no awareness of gay people". "I had no…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

LGBT Cubans Seek Asylum in the Netherlands

Two Cuban LGBT activists on Sunday asked for asylum in the Netherlands. Victor Manuel Dueñas, who founded an LGBT community center in the Cuban town of Santo Domingo, and his cousin, bought roundtrip…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/28/2018

Tens of Thousands to March Through St Kilda for Midsumma Pride

A crowd of more than 45,000 are marching through the heart of St Kilda in one of the largest Midsumma Pride marches in its 23 year history.Thousands of LGBTQIA Victorians and supporters…

GO TO FULL STORY