• 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: 06/26/2018

Days in the Life of a Mexican Feminist Activist

Without a strong government response to the rampant presence of violence against women, the task of seeking justice is often left to grassroots organizers. It was May 3rd, 2017, 72 hours shy…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

How to Kill LGBT Marriage Equality, One Wedding Cake and Bouquet of Flowers at a Time

Is it a hot potato, a tennis ball? Maybe both. The “it” is LGBT rights and equality, and the two sides eyeing its mysterious, contested trajectory high in the air are LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

Sexual Minorities Mark A Decade Of Gay Pride With Huge Rainbow Flags In Chennai

Hundreds of people belonging to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community carried out a pride march on Sunday as they cheered and greeted people across the streets of Chennai to…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2018

‘This Is a very Important Day for Mexico’: Football Fans Mingle with Annual Gay Pride Parade

‘We are very glad to see that these two groups can share the space,’ says woman who went to pride march with her girlfriend in matching green soccer jerseys. Football fans have…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2018

LGBT Pride March Celebrates Diversity in Guatemala

Thousands of people took to the streets here for an LGBT pride march, demanding equality and an end to sexual discrimination and homophobia in the South American nation. Several LGBT rights groups…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Trans March in Toronto Draws Hundreds in Support of Transgender Community

Hundreds of people took part in the Trans March in downtown Toronto on Friday night in solidarity with the city’s transgender community. Nicki Ward, a Toronto LGBT leader and director of the…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Being Lesbian in India

June is the month of Gay Pride parades and celebrations. It’s also the month when two women killed themselves in Gujarat because society wouldn’t let them be together. Sunday Times finds out…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

LGBT Activists March in Belgrade Pride Parade Amid High Security Presence

Around 100 activists and their supporters, escorted by police, took to the streets of Belgrade to celebrate gay pride on June 23. According to reports, no major incidents were reported at the…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Czech Republic Introduces Draft Law to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Czech Republic just introduced a draft law to legalize same-sex marriage today (22 June).According to Jsme Fer: ‘Today, the government has issued a favourable opinion with a draft law that would allow gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

South African Court Says that Religion is Not a Defense for Homophobic Hate Speech

A South African court has ruled against a pastor who tried to justify anti-gay hate speech with his religious beliefs. Prominent pastor Oscar Bougardt was recently found in contempt of court for making anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Bullying of LGBT Youth Still Pervasive in Thai Schools

As an openly gay man, Kangwan Fongkaew experienced a range of abuse as a child; from being called names, to being pushed around and even forced to play football by his teachers…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Turkey’s LGBT Community Vows to March for Pride Despite Crackdown Fears

Though they fear what Sunday's elections may bring, LGBT activists intend to unite and march in this year’s Pride Parade. Turkey’s LGBT community has vowed not to surrender in its battle against…

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