• 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: 07/09/2018

Gay Marriage Does Not Fit in a Communist Country, Cuban Evangelicals Say

Five Evangelical churches in Cuba say they oppose same-sex marriage because the ideology of gender is totally foreign to Cuban culture or “the historic leaders of the Revolution.” The Evangelical League of…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

A Ray of Hope for LGBTI Community

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear petitions for scrapping Section 377 of the penal code, a 149-year-old archaic law which criminalizes homosexual acts and provides for…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

LGBT Issues Are of Huge Interest to People Not Just from Those Communities – the Data Proves It

When the prototype version of Pride London took place in 1972, it was sneered at by a media that was “universally hostile”, according to veteran LGBT activist Peter Tatchell. Ahead of Pride…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Malaysia: Numan Afifi, More than just gay

I will openly admit that I have been gay since 2008 when I came out right in front of a crowd of people. Thus, when I was outed again during the #UndiRosak…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Ecuador Judges Rule Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Two judges of an Ecuadorian court have ruled against that nation’s ban on same-sex marriage. The pair of judges sit on the Family, Women, Children and Adolescents Court in Cuenca, Ecuador. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2018

These Five Court Cases Could Change the Future of LGBT Rights

The Supreme Court nominee President Trump is expected to announce on Monday could play as large a role in unraveling LGBT rights as retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy did in recognizing them. As…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2018

No, LGBT People Aren’t Harming Malaysia, But Child Marriage Is

When the news broke last week that a 41-year-old man from Kelantan had married an 11-year-old girl, alarm bells went off in Malaysia’s newly elected government as well as among nongovernmental groups.…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

International Support for Budapest Pride March

More than 100 CEOs will march together at Budapest Pride Saturday. Meanwhile, the embassies of 34 countries around the world expressed their support for the rights of LGBT communities. Business leaders from…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Reconstituted Supreme Court Bench to Hear Section 377 Case

Days ahead of the crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of section 377 of the IPC that criminalises consensual gay sex, the Chief justice of India Dipak Misra…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Public Support for Men in Drag in Row with Chinese Police

A video of a heated altercation between three men in drag and police officers in the city of Suzhou has started tens of thousands of people talking about LGBT rights in China.…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Black Pride: Why We Need an Event to Celebrate Being Black and Gay

Hundreds of thousands of people will line the streets on Saturday to celebrate the LGBT community at Pride in London. But many LGBT black people say they feel excluded at mainstream Pride…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

Gay Dating App Thrives in China, Where LGBT Rights are Lagging

The big, open workspace near Beijing’s business district has that startup feel: High ceilings, treadmills and snack stations, as well as hundreds of 20-somethings sitting in front of glowing screens. And lots…

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