• 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: 11/19/2022

Canada Soccer announces 4-year partnership with LGBT project ahead of World Cup in Qatar

As the men's World Cup in Qatar puts a spotlight on the country's record of human rights violations, Canada Soccer has partnered with a group that aims to tackle homophobia in sports.…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Germany Launches Plan To Protect LGBTQ Rights

The German government on Friday unveiled a plan to protect sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, including a bid to anchor their rights in the constitution. Sven Lehmann, the government's commissioner for…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Gay men working in parliament ‘most vulnerable’ to harassment, says MP

Gay men working in parliament are the “most vulnerable” to harassment and abuse but are “absolutely terrified of coming forward” because of the taboo which remains around homosexuality, a senior Conservative MP…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Bangladeshi students seek dismissal of gay teacher

The Bangladeshi human rights organization JusticeMakers Bangladesh expressed concern and anger over the attempt to expel the gay teacher, Aminul Islam, from his position as senior lecturer in the geography department of…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Italy Govt Loses Court Battle Over ID Documents for Gay Parents

ROME (Reuters) - Same-sex parents have the right not to be called "father" and "mother" in the ID papers of their offspring, a court in Italy has ruled, in a decision that…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Senate clears hurdle to move gay marriage bill toward final passage

The Senate on Wednesday cleared a key procedural hurdle to move forward the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that will codify same-sex marriage into federal law. The bill earned bipartisan support in a…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

NHS Scotland ‘plans to remove ”barriers” to irreversible operations for transgender patients and make a ”single opinion” enough to refer for surgery in most cases

NHS Scotland is planning to remove 'barriers' to irreversible operations for transgender patients, a report has revealed. The new transgender treatment rules, which The Telegraph says it has seen, will reportedly see…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Venezuela is still a dangerous place to live as an LGBTQ person

I’m a 20-year-old woman living in a town called Guatire, not far from Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas. Gay sex was legalised here in 1997, but Venezuela is still a dangerous place to…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Fighting for change in Senegal, lesbian activist sees a long, difficult road ahead

In a short interview, Senegalese lesbian activist Guadalupe Dansokho (a pseudonym), presents her unvarnished observations of her home country — plagued with femicides, ruled by power-hungry men, and near the bottom of…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Gay Qataris physically abused then recruited as agents, campaigner says

Gay Qataris have been promised safety from physical torture in exchange for helping the authorities to track down other LGBTQ+ people in the country, a prominent Qatari doctor and gay rights campaigner…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

LGBTQ advocate to become Slovenia’s first woman president

Lawyer and human rights advocate Natasa Pirc Musar won Slovenia’s presidential election, defeating an ally of ousted nationalist leader Janez Jansa to become the European Union state’s first woman head of state.…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

Lagos Shelter Brings Rare Respite For Nigeria’s LGBT+

When Muna and Mary moved in together in Nigeria's Anambra state, they thought they were starting a new life. But that dream quickly became a nightmare for the trans man and his…

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