• 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: 10/18/2019

Paraguay: Amnesty International brings unconstitutionality proceedings against resolutions that discriminate against LGBTI people

Today, Amnesty International, together with Diversxs Alto Paraná, and with the support of the Red Paraguaya de la Diversidad Sexual (REPADIS) and It Gets Better Paraguay, presented an Action of Unconstitutionality before…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

UN Body Urges South Korea to Improve Sexuality Education

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is urging South Korea to revamp its sexuality education curriculum to cover age-appropriate topics like pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, sexual orientation, and gender identity.…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

Bans, censors, jail: perfect storm for gay arts in Singapore?

Homosexuality is banned in Singapore and arts are strictly censored - yet performers say the tough line helps foment a thriving, LGBT+ cultural scene in this conservative city state. Drag artists stage…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

Amid ‘Kill the Gays’ bill uproar, Ugandan LGBTQ activist is killed

Ugandan LGBTQ activist Brian Wasswa died on Oct. 5, one day after the 28-year-old was attacked at home amid rising tensions in the east African nation over its beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2019

Federal judge overturns ObamaCare transgender protections

A federal judge on Tuesday overturned ObamaCare protections for transgender patients, ruling that a 2016 policy violates the religious freedom of Christian providers. Judge Reed O’Connor in the Northern District of Texas…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2019

Ugandan MPs press for death penalty for homosexual acts

MPs in Uganda are to push for new laws to make homosexual acts punishable by death. James Nsaba Buturo, an MP, said parliamentarians wanted to retable a bill ruled unconstitutional by a…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

LGBT Issues Get a Push From India Firms a Year After Key Ruling

In the year since India’s Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that decriminalized homosexuality, Deutsche Bank vice-president Ketty Avashia has noticed a small yet important shift toward greater equality in the workplace:…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Celebrating Native American (and more) LGBT sports history on Indigenous People’s Day

Sharice Davids, a Native American and out lesbian who was a mixed martial arts fighter, was elected to Congress from Kansas last year. Sharice Davids, a Native American and openly lesbian who…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Scotland pardons gay men convicted under homophobic laws

Gay and bisexual men in Scotland prosecuted for consensual same-sex activity will receive an automatic pardon under a law which came into effect on Tuesday aiming to correct a “historic wrong”. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Election results give hope to opposition in Poland and Hungary

A narrower-than-expected win for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and a serious setback for Hungary’s governing Fidesz show eastern Europe’s illiberal nationalist parties are not entirely invincible, analysts and commentators…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Uganda: Brutal Killing of Gay Activist

Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, 2019 on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

TRUMP SPEAKS AT ANTI-LGBT GROUP’S EVENT: LIBERALS ARE TRYING TO SILENCE AND PUNISH CHRISTIANS

President Donald Trump has claimed liberals are attempting to "silence and punish" Christians, and pledged never to allow the federal government to harass communities of faith. Speaking at the annual Value Voters…

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