• 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: 01/17/2022

BCers Now Able to Change Gender on Provincial IDs Without Surgery

Those looking to change their gender on their BC Identification cards will no longer need confirmation from a physician to do so. This means that BCers will no longer require Gender confirmation surgery…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Man finally admits to killing gay American college student nearly 35 years ago

A man has pled guilty — against his lawyers’ wishes — to charges stemming from the death of a gay American man in 1988, which was initially deemed a suicide by authorities…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Polish House passes bill echoing Russian “gay propaganda” law

WARSZAWA – A measure that would give school administrators and superintendents the power to remove books, lessons, and ban student participation in events or clubs that are LGBTQ+ affirming passed the lower…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Historic blood shortage fuels calls for FDA to ease restrictions on gay men donating blood

Pressure is mounting on the Food and Drug Administration to eliminate longstanding restrictions on gay or bisexual men donating blood in the United States as the blood shortage reaches a dire level.…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Moroccan ministry worker fired for mentioning ‘sexual orientation’

The head of literacy at Morocco’s ministry of endowments and Islamic affairs has been fired for simply mentioning sexual orientation in adult learning materials. According to The New Arab, the employee oversaw…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Tunisian LGBT activists fight back after alleged police assault

On October 21, 2021, prominent LGBTQ activist Badr Baabou was brutally assaulted in downtown Tunis by two men, one wearing a police uniform, who left him bruised and bloodied, and who robbed…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

Bi culture beyond the cliches & stereotypes

Defining bisexuality is easy. But bi culture? That may be harder to distill in a single sentence. Many have tried, with listicles on things that are “definitely bi culture” littering the web…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

Tripura Cops Deny Allegations Of Transgender Harassment

The Tripura Police have refuted the allegations made by atleast four transgender persons, who asserted that personnel from Tripura Police stripped them on Saturday in a bid to prove their gender identity,…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

CoE Calls on Hungary to Stop Curbing LGBTI Rights

The Hungarian government “must stop instrumentalising and weakening the human rights of LGBTI people”, Dunja Mijatovic, human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe, said on Thursday. In her statement, Mijatovic called…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada

OTTAWA -- Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada, marking a major milestone in LGBTQ2S+ rights in this country. After parliamentarians came together to unanimously pass legislation to eradicate the harmful practice…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Polish lawmakers pass disputed bill increasing govt control of schools

WARSAW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a bill by the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party which will step up government control of schools…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Kenyan LGBT Students Protest Suggestion They be Banned from Boarding Schools

NAIROBI — A group of Kenyan LGBT students protested Thursday against a Cabinet minister’s recent suggestion they be banned from boarding schools. The schools are common in Kenya and the students and rights…

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