• 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: 11/27/2022

Days After Acquittal Confirmed In Nudes Case, LGBT Artist Flees Russia

An LGBT activist and artist acquitted recently in a high-profile pornography case over nude drawings and other artwork she posted online has left Russia days after an unsuccessful appeal by prosecutors, her…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

Influential evangelical group that opposes LGBT+ rights vandalised after Colorado Springs mass shooting

A sign on the property of the Colorado-based evangelical organisation Focus on the Family was vandalised with graffiti reading “blood is on your hands” and “fives lives taken,” an apparent reference to…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

Aside from the competition for the World Cup title, one of the most hotly contested issues in the tournament in Qatar is over rainbow colors. In the first week of the tournament,…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

India’s top court to weigh same-sex marriage recognition

India's top court decided Friday to proceed with a case weighing legal recognition of same-sex marriages, four years after the same institution struck down a colonial-era ban on gay sex. The case,…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Court Rules in Favor of Newspaper against Lesbian Association

Mediaworks, a Hungarian media giant, has won a case against the Labrisz Lesbian Association, according to a ruling handed down by the Curia (Supreme Court) on Wednesday. In the dispute between the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Former ‘detransitioner’ fights anti-transgender movement she once backed

Ky Schevers is fighting back against the anti-trans movement she once took part in. Schevers was assigned the sex of female at birth and later chose to start gender-affirming care by taking testosterone to…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Russian parliament passes law banning ‘LGBT propaganda’ among adults

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

EU parliament calls on FIFA to help compensate families of dead migrant workers

BRUSSELS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The EU parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a resolution that calls on FIFA to help compensate the families of the migrant workers who died, as…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

Police joked about rising tide of gay hate

As stories of teen gangs hunting down homosexual men grew with police ignoring the issue, community leader Gary Cox started a project to shine a light on gay hate crimes in Sydney…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

German Catholic Church amends law to allow LGBTQ employees

The Catholic Church in Germany has updated its labor laws to end discrimination based on sexuality. The amendment, passed on Tuesday, comes almost a year after 125 employees of the Catholic Church…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

Events bring awareness to asexual and intersex communities

The week of Oct. 23 was dedicated to two LGBTQ awareness periods: Asexual Awareness Week and Intersex Awareness Day. The former, also known as “Ace Week,” occurs every last full week of…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

In First, Israel Issues Guidelines to Schools for Dealing With LGBTQ Students

For the first time, Israel's Education Ministry has issued guidelines to schools regarding LGBTQ students and families. The document, released on Tuesday, requires schools to train teachers on the subject, to clarify…

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