• 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: 08/03/2019

Australian booksellers petitioned to pull ‘conversion therapy’ titles

Equality Australia have launched a petition calling on Australian booksellers to remove titles promoting harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy”. The group’s call comes after Amazon recently agreed to remove “conversion therapy” books from…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Pinoy LGBT group in Europe rallies support for LGBT in Asia

The Pride Movement in Asia has been growing over the years and 2019 has been so far a particularly historic year for LGBTQ history. This year, Taiwan passed the first marriage equality…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Radical Baptist church preaches LGBTQ hate just miles from California’s Capitol

Pastor Roger Jimenez implored his congregation at Verity Baptist Church to separate themselves from the ways of a modern, wicked world. Burn your Harry Potter books. Trash your rock ‘n’ roll CDs.…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Liberals fear unrest as Poland Catholic Church doubles down on anti-gay rhetoric

Poland’s Catholic Church has doubled down on the anti-gay rhetoric that has become the nationalist ruling party’s dominant theme in recent weeks, drawing a rebuke from liberal politicians who compared an archbishop’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

LGBT people are ‘being made homeless due to religion’

Nearly half of young LGBT people who are left homeless after coming out are from religious backgrounds. That's according to research by the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), which supports young people who…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Police arrest 3rd suspect in Arab LGBT youth’s stabbing

Police on Thursday arrested a third suspect in a stabbing last Friday in Tel Aviv that left an LGBT teen from the Arab town of Tamra seriously wounded. The two main suspects,…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Activism is Survival for Brazilian Trans Women

Since the campaign and subsequent election of Jair Bolsonaro, who was long known for trotting out hate speech against marginalized communities in his bid for Brazil’s presidency, violence against LGBTQ folks has…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2019

Same-Sex Union Vote Failure Dismays Montenegro’s LGBT Community

The Montenegrin parliament on Wednesday failed to adopt a law to legalize same-sex unions after deputies from ruling parties representing ethnic minorities voted against it. MPs from the main governing Democratic Party…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2019

ORAM appoints new ED

Steve Roth has been tapped to head the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration. ORAM announced Roth's appointment as the LGBT refugee and asylum organization's new executive director July 16. Roth, 49,…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2019

How a hashtag looks set to offer LGBTI people a #MeToo moment in Poland ǀ View

Ten days ago, approaching the main city square where Białystok’s first ever LGBTI pride march was due to start, I was met with a scene of chaos. Thousands of angry people were…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

‘GLOBOHOMO AGENDA’: UW COLLEGE REPUBLICANS DEMAND GOP STOP EMBRACING LGBT COMMUNITY

Both Democrat and GOP state officials have denounced a tweet from the University of Washington College Republicans warning that conservatives—including President Donald Trump—are embracing the "cosmopolitan, GloboHomo agenda" of the left. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

Anti-LGBT education page blocks ‘every gay’ on Twitter

A Twitter profile set up to protest against LGBT education in the UK’s schools appears to have blocked “every gay” on the internet. Hundreds of Twitter users have posted say that they…

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