• 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: 09/28/2022

Nigeria’s Queer Population is Facing an Impossible Decision

Two years ago, during the Endsars peaceful protests in Nigeria, the younger generation did something that shocked the whole country and Nigerians everywhere. They walked and worked in unity and in peace,…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Transgender rights’ bill referred to Senate standing committee

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday referred the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) (Amendment) Bill, 2022, to the relevant standing committee for debate in order to reach a consensual decision on the…

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Alex Meszaros — Identity.Education, Romania

Located in Timișoara, Romania’s third-largest city, Identity.Education was created out of a need for formal representation of the LGBTI community and a lack of spaces for the community to gather. I spoke…

ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

“Love Is Love” — Meet The Trailblazer Who Broke The Mould For LGBTQ+ Rights In Malaysia

What does it truly mean to live a life worth living? Is it the clothes you wear or the food you eat? Or is it standing for something that could change the…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cancellation of Taiwan Pride event shows China’s influence extends far beyond its borders

WorldPride 2025 would have been the first time a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event was held in Asia. Originally scheduled to be held in Taiwan, the event was…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Italy’s ‘next PM’ Giorgia Meloni is a far-right leader who rallied against ‘LGBT lobbies’

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who has rallied against “LBGT lobbies” and so-called “gender ideology”, is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister. Projections based on the near-final count of votes showed…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

New Netflix documentary follows life of Australian trans teen who challenged laws to affirm gender

When she was 10, Georgie Stone became the youngest person in Australia to receive hormone blockers. Stone is transgender and had to go to court to fight for that right.  As a teenager, she…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Cyprus LGBT+ pride marchers seek equal family rights

NICOSIA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Hundreds of activists turned streets of the Cypriot capital into a sea of rainbows on Sunday on a pride march in a push for equal rights irrespective…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Serbia’s Conservatives Seek Textbook Ban Over ‘LGBT Ideology’

BELGRADE -- Staunch religious and political conservatives have teamed up to challenge Serbia's recently revamped school curriculum over descriptions of gender and sexual identity, sparking a formal review that could result in…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

Serbia’s Conservatives Seek Textbook Ban Over ‘LGBT Ideology’

Staunch religious and political conservatives have teamed up to challenge Serbia's recently revamped school curriculum over descriptions of gender and sexual identity, sparking a formal review that could result in a textbook…

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