• 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: 10/24/2020

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Dozen Anti-LGBT Candidates

The Log Cabin Republicans, which describes itself as “the nation’s original and largest organisation representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies”, has endorsed 34 candidates from across the United States ahead of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2020

Photos Capture Striking Moments of Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

Over the past few weeks, Nigeria has been rocked by mass protests against continued police brutality in the country. Nigerian youth have called upon President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to disband…

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Olubiyi Sanders – ISHRAI, Nigeria

Olubiyi Sanders is the executive director of Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI), an organization focused on providing exemplary health services for all in Lagos, Nigeria. In this conversation, Olubiyi…

ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

QAnon’s ‘SaveOurChildren’ Slogan Has Long Anti-LGBT History

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen recently shared the devastating news with her social media followers: she and her husband, singer John Legend, had lost their child halfway through her pregnancy. She…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

Trump administration forces university to start discriminating against trans athletes

New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce University has agreed to abolish its trans-inclusive policy for athletics, after pressure from the Trump administration and anti-LGBT+ activists. The university agreed to ditch its trans inclusion policy…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

Barrett Was Trustee at Private School With Anti-Gay Policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to same-sex civil unions in a move that is likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in the Catholic church. His comments came in…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Global HIV response found to neglect gay and bisexual men, trans women

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Funding to fight HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women is a fraction of what it should be, researchers said on Tuesday, with advocates blaming…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Intersex, HIV/AIDs Status, Citizenship Now Protected Characteristics Under Albanian Discrimination Law

The Albanian parliament has made amendments to the law “on protection from discrimination” to afford more protection to people living in the country. As per the amendments, the law will now provide…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

LGBT Italians Protest in 63 Cities to DemandProtection from Violence

Protestors in 63 Italian cities have come together with 24 organizations to demand LGBT+ people receive protection from violence. Meanwhile 69,000 people from Italy and all over the world have signed a…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

The military is having a hard time providing evidence that supports the transgender ban, advocate says

The military is having a hard time providing documented evidence in support of its transgender ban. In Karnoski v. Trump, one of four challenges to the transgender military ban, the argument is…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

Pro-LGBT+ central Tallinn protest passes off largely peaceably

Around 300 people gathered in Tallinn's Vadaduse väljak (Freedom Square) Sunday in protest against a planned referendum on defining marriage within the constitution as being between one man and one woman. The…

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