• 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: 07/07/2018

International Support for Budapest Pride March

More than 100 CEOs will march together at Budapest Pride Saturday. Meanwhile, the embassies of 34 countries around the world expressed their support for the rights of LGBT communities. Business leaders from…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Reconstituted Supreme Court Bench to Hear Section 377 Case

Days ahead of the crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of section 377 of the IPC that criminalises consensual gay sex, the Chief justice of India Dipak Misra…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Public Support for Men in Drag in Row with Chinese Police

A video of a heated altercation between three men in drag and police officers in the city of Suzhou has started tens of thousands of people talking about LGBT rights in China.…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Black Pride: Why We Need an Event to Celebrate Being Black and Gay

Hundreds of thousands of people will line the streets on Saturday to celebrate the LGBT community at Pride in London. But many LGBT black people say they feel excluded at mainstream Pride…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

Gay Dating App Thrives in China, Where LGBT Rights are Lagging

The big, open workspace near Beijing’s business district has that startup feel: High ceilings, treadmills and snack stations, as well as hundreds of 20-somethings sitting in front of glowing screens. And lots…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

On Last Day Of Pride, YouTube Apologizes To LGBT Creators

YouTube, which is owned by Google, has apologized for the ways it has “let the LGBTQ community down.” “It's the last day of Pride Month and we wanted to reach out to…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Mexico’s New President (And What He Means for the Future of LGBT Rights)

The president-in-waiting, commonly referred to as AMLO, has been deemed a staunch populist seeking to end years of corruption, violence and inequity in Mexico. However, he has received criticism for his nationalist…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Philippines Christians Apologize for LGBT Treatment

Religion has often been used to put down the LGBT community. But at a pride parade this past weekend in Marikina, a city just east of the Phillipines' capital of Manila, a…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Why LGBT Rights Are under Threat—and What to Do about It

In recent years the progress in securing equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people in the West has seemed on an upward trajectory. Two-thirds of Americans support same-sex marriage, up from…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Thousands Celebrate Pride Day Across Latin America, Caribbean

Thousands of members of the LGBT community marched to celebrate International LGBT Pride Day Saturday with participants in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean taking to the streets to demand…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Football Provides Rare Meeting Point for Moscow Gay Community

In a city with a homophobic reputation and just a handful of gay bars, LGBT Muscovites and World Cup guests have found an unlikely new place to socialize — a match-screening area…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

‘I Am Living the Future that People of the 80s Fought For’

On June 19, Ireland celebrated the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. In 1982, a gay man called Declan Flynn was attacked in Fairview Park in Dublin, and later died from…

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