• Discrimination and Equality

    Despite more and more victories for equality, legalized homophobia and transphobia still thrive in every corner of the world. While a handful of countries provide specific legal rights and protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) citizens, many more do not. In fact, nearly 80 countries still criminalize sex between LGBTI people, and some even impose the death sentence for same-​sex sexual activity. Cross-​dressing, same-​sex marriage, and even advocating for LGBTI human rights are also illegal in many places. It is also legal to discriminate against LGBTI people in employment, education, housing, healthcare, and public spaces in most parts of the world.

ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from hate and discrimination

Ukraine should reform its laws to combat homophobic hate crimes and Albania should give more rights to same-sex couples and trans people, a top European rights body said on Wednesday, amid a…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred. The clip, posted…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

Costa Rica’s Progress on Marriage Equality Should Inspire the Region

Costa Rica became the first Central American country to allow same-sex marriage on May 26. This is no small political feat in a country where the issue divided voters in the 2018…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

Counter protester embedded inside Operation Pridefall reveals truth behind terrifying cyber attack aimed at LGBT+ community

Alt-right 4chan users plan to belabour LGBT+ people’s social media accounts, as well as boycott and assail companies that run Pride campaigns throughout Pride Month, as part of a terrifying cyber attack…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

World Leaders, Pop Stars and Drag Queens to Headline Livestream for Gay Pride

World leaders, human rights activists, international musical acts and drag queens will participate in a 24-hour online celebration of gay pride organized after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation or postponement of…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

Costa Rica: 82 same-sex couples have joined their lives and await registration of their marriages

82 same-sex couples have joined their lives and hope that their marriages in the country will be registered very soon. This is confirmed by data provided by the Civil Registry to AM…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

Chinese dancer’s wedding photos revive same-sex marriage debate

A dancer has reignited a debate about same-sex marriage after posting pictures of her wedding ceremony online in a rare move for a public figure in China. Few high-profile Chinese figures have…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

‘Completely Crazy’: Activists Slam Antigay Ad As Russia’s Constitutional Vote Looms

A Russian media group linked to a close associate of President Vladimir Putin has produced an antigay political ad ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that would open the door for…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

LGBTQ Groups Call to Bring Into Movement Anti-racism, End to White Supremacy

Amid the national horror following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, LGBTQ and civil rights groups have issued a joint statement declaring anti-racism and an end to white supremacy must…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

As protests roar, LGBT+ activists see chance to return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the country, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, the start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the U.S. gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

Hungary’s new anti-transgender law is threatening to set hard-won LGBT rights back decades

The Hungarian parliament has voted to strip transgender people of their current rights to legally change their gender. The new law defines gender on the basis of chromosomes at birth, ending the…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2020

Liberal mayor’s entry revs Polish presidential race

Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw's liberal mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski, made a late entry into Poland's presidential election and has quickly emerged as the…

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