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  • 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: 09/05/2021

Local walking tour takes deep dive into the world of Hong Kong’s LGBT community

Beneath a rainbow-coloured umbrella, tour guide Michael Tsang Chi-fai addresses a rapt audience about a four-hour walk ahead. “We’re going to visit different places you may have never been to, but they’re…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2021

Thousands protest for social justice, inclusion in Germany

Thousands of activists protested Saturday in Berlin for a more inclusive and progressive society, the German news agency dpa reported. Over 350 organizations including Amnesty International, Fridays for Future, pro-women rights and…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2021

Prejudice And Pride: Georgia’s LGBT Community Finds New Strength After Violent Attacks

In July, a planned LGBT Pride March in Tbilisi was called off after right-wing protesters attacked activists and journalists, whom they accused of spreading "anti-Georgian sentiments." Dozens of people were injured and…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2021

60% of transgender people in Scotland experience workplace harassment, survey says

LGBT Health and Wellbeing said 60% had experienced harassment, with most not reporting it because of a lack of confidence that managers were able to deal with transphobic bullying. The group said…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2021

Russian troops pretend to crush a gay man with concrete block in shocking theatre performance

The performance was shown as part of an anniversary celebration for a local patriotic military club at the Dobrynin Palace of Culture in Yaroslavl on Sunday (29 August). As an unsuspecting audience…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Banned and blocked: LGBT+ websites censored from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up.…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Amend rules to punish police personnel who harass LGBTQIA+ community, Court directs Tamil Nadu

The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to amend the conduct rules applicable to police personnel and provide for punishment to those who harass either the people belonging to…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Romania’s LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle

The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998. The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

LGBT Afghans are on the run, afraid they could be stoned to death under Taliban law

Ahmadullah says the Taliban beheaded his boyfriend on the day they entered Kabul. "We were in a restaurant having breakfast when we heard about the Taliban," he told the ABC, referring to…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

OPINION: Social media is a weapon of mass LGBT+ destruction that must be disarmed

Pride month ended this year with Europe divided. A rainbow curtain now cuts across the European Union, with Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law just the latest sign of an increasingly sharp frontier in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Afghan Gay Men Are Terrified. Taliban Continue to Hunt, Betray, Out, Rape, Beat, Murder, Cause Suicides…And That’s Just the Last 2 Weeks

Taliban are going door-to-door looking for journalists, interpreters and LGBTQ+ people. The longest war the US has ever been in was not won by US. We are hard pressed to explain the…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Finland to consider conversion therapy ban after overwhelming public demand

A citizens’ initiative to ban sexual orientation and gender identification conversion therapy is moving forward to being considered by parliament after it gathered the needed 50,000 signatures within only a month. In…

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