• 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: 04/02/2020

Ugandan police accused of abusing lockdown laws after LGBT arrests

Police in Uganda have charged 20 LGBT people with disobeying rules on physical distancing and risking the spread of coronavirus, in what campaigners say is a clear case of authorities in parts…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2020

Viktor Orban moves against Hungarian trans rights holding power

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has moved to seize long-standing rights as one of the first things he will do after receiving new autocratic power. On Monday, the Hungarian parliament voted to…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

Singapore: Two men file appeals against High Court decision to dismiss Section 377A challenge

Two men have filed appeals against a High Court decision to dismiss their legal challenges against the law criminalising sex between men. Lawyers representing Mr Johnson Ong Ming, a disc jockey, and…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

ANNOUNCING AIDS 2020: VIRTUAL

The health and safeguarding of our community is our highest priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), to be held on 6-10 July 2020, will…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

SPLC Publishes List of ANTI-LGBTQ Groups in US

The anti-LGBTQ movement continued to enjoy success in mainstreaming its agenda in 2019 as the Trump administration pursued anti-LGBTQ policies at the federal level, while state and local lawmakers in many areas…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Ugandan fear of Covid-19 leads to 23 arrests at LGBT shelter

Uganda police charged the 23 LGBT Ugandans with disobeying a presidential directive against large meetings, aimed at curbing the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19. The March 29 raid by police…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Tributes pour in for pioneering transgender Latinx activist Lorena Borjas who has died from coronavirus

The pioneering transgender activist Lorena Borjas has tragically passed away from coronavirus early on Monday morning. Borjas, 60, was known as the mother of the trans Latinx community in Queens. As a…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Nigerian music group releases new pro-LGBT song

The Christians On Diverse Energy (The CODE), a group of Nigerian LGBTIQ+ vocalists, has released a new song that advocates full recognition of LGBTIQ+ human rights and equality in Nigeria. The new…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Idaho governor signs two bills that limit the rights of transgender people

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two bills into law Monday that limit the rights of transgender people. One measure bans transgender girls from playing on girls' and women's sports teams, while the…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Isolation and HIV memories hit LGBT+ elderly hard in lockdowns

As lockdowns are imposed around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus, LGBT+ groups are scrambling to support older members of their community who are more likely to live alone and…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

HIV-Positive Service Members Targeted by Trump Win Partial Victory

A federal judge has refused the Trump administration’s request to remove the Modern Military Association of America from a lawsuit challenging discrimination against HIV-positive service members, meaning a greater number of troops…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Singapore Upholds Colonial Anti-Gay Laws: Being Gay Remains Illegal For 5.7M People

Singapore’s High Court today ruled to uphold the criminalisation of homosexuality, the Human Dignity Trust have confirmed. The decision would have overturned an anti-gay colonial law instated in 1938 under British rule.…

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