fbpx
  • 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: 12/07/2021

Argentina made history by legally recognising non-binary people, but now they’re left ‘in limbo’

Argentina made history in July as the first country in Latin America to legally recognise non-binary people – but people issued with documents showing their gender as ‘X’ say they have been…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/07/2021

Thai court’s marriage ruling riles LGBTQ activists

A statement in which Thailand’s Constitutional Court has argued that permitting same-sex marriage in the country would violate the “natural order” has angered LGBTQ activists and rights advocates. Last month the country’s…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

MAC plans gay marriage for Chinese

Same-sex marriages involving a Chinese spouse might soon be recognized, as the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said it plans to amend cross-strait regulations to conform with an amendment looking to recognize…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

Victoria bans religious schools from sacking staff for being LGBT

The Victorian government has passed laws banning religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The state parliament’s upper house passed the Equal…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

Anti-LGBT+ hate group appeals to Supreme Court to stop people calling it a hate group

An anti-LGBT+ hate group has asked the US Supreme Court to allow it to sue the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to overturn its hate group status. D James Kennedy Ministries, also…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/05/2021

Watch Botswana’s queer community rejoice as cruel bid to re-criminalise gay sex fails

The LGBT+ community in Botswana, and indeed around the world, breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday (29 November) after the country’s Court of Appeal upheld the 2019 ruling that decriminalised…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/05/2021

Lewis Hamilton condemns ‘terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws before Saudi Arabian GP

Lewis Hamilton has said he is not comfortable competing in Saudi Arabia given its repressive laws regarding the LGBTQ+ community. Speaking before this weekend’s grand prix in Jeddah, Hamilton described the laws…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/05/2021

Why Viktor Orbán is fighting a war against ‘LGBT ideology’

‘Do you support the unrestricted presentation of sexual media content that influences the development of underage children?’ In a national referendum likely to be held in the spring, Hungarians will be asked…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

Court seeks interpretation over transgender ID suit

The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday sought a constitutional interpretation regarding a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman seeking to change the gender identification on her ID card. The court halted…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

Former Owner of Moscow Gay Club Brings BK’s Russian-Speaking Queer Community Together

Three years ago this week, Leo Allenby arrived in New York, leaving Russia after an attack left him with injuries so severe he required surgery. As the owner of a gay club…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

As anti-LGBTI abuses worsen in Cameroon, even the government admits it

Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this week after Human Rights Watch reported…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

Ghana’s Anti-LGBTQ Bill Risks Hurting Its Democratic Credentials

(Bloomberg) -- When it comes to cracking down on the LGBTQ community, not much separates Ghana’s two main political parties. A lawmaker from the ruling party has joined seven opposition legislators to…

GO TO FULL STORY