• 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: 08/23/2019

Lesbian PM Or Not, Serbia Blocks Gays’ Path To Parenthood

When the gay partner of Serbia's prime minister gave birth to a son in February, reportedly via artificial insemination, it was seen by LGBT rights activists everywhere as a historic milestone. Not…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2019

US fundamentalists deliver homophobic leaflets across Birmingham

A US Christian fundamentalist group have been dropping ‘homophobic and transphobic’ leaflets into homes across Birmingham. Singer Janique James, 23, was shocked to receive the Tradition, Family, Property Association pamphlet entitled ‘Gender…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2019

‘Hunted for my sexuality’: How social media is fuelling homophobic attacks in Mali

The film is grainy but the viewer can make out shadows looming over a woman cowering in fear. Men are shouting, hitting and demanding that their victim admits she is gay. A…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

Duterte expressed full support for LGBTQ community in Palace meet Monday

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his full support to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) community, neophyte Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘’Bong’’ T. Go said on Tuesday. Go, a former Special…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

American-Georgian lawyer seeks prosecution of anti-gay hate leader

The bullying of Georgia’s gay community has at times taken on a medieval air: A local “knight” and his loyal legion of thugs have for years sought to smite any attempt by…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

How American Evangelicals Helped Stop Same-Sex Marriage in Cuba

Earlier this year, Cuban psychologist Dachelys Valdés Moreno and her American-born wife, Hope, welcomed their baby boy into the world. Although they live in Havana, they opted to give birth—as well as,…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

Four teenagers deny harassing two women in a homophobic attack on London bus

Four teenagers have denied harassing two women in a homophobic attack on a night bus in London. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her partner Chris Hannigan were on the bus in Camden, North London…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Trump administration says transgender workers aren’t protected by civil rights

President Trump's administration has told the Supreme Court that transgender workers are not protected by federal civil rights law and can be fired because of their gender. The US government is arguing workers should…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

In a first for Africa, Kenya census to count intersex people

Kenya will become the first African country to recognize its intersex population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

China’s parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China's legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

LGBTQ church vandalized six times in two weeks

An LGBTQ church has been vandalized six times in the past two weeks and churchgoers are worried their community is the target. "Really the first time, I thought, oh, maybe it was…

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