• 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: 06/08/2018

Kyiv Pride Week Events to Raise Awareness, Defend LGBTQ Rights

Ninety percent of Ukrainians are still unaware there are lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around them, at home, at work, in villages, towns and cities all over Ukraine, according to…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2018

A History of Harassment: Probing Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Campaign

Last month, Indonesia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community was buoyed by a decision to remove the phrase “same-sex” from the article on fornication in the proposed Criminal Code (KUHP) bill,…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2018

Pride Week: While Tel Aviv Celebrates – Jerusalem Fights

Ahead of Pride Week in Israel, which kicks off Friday in Tel Aviv with the city’s annual parade, The Jerusalem Post spoke with Eran Globus, the chairperson (he insists his title be…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Barbados: LGBT Activists to Fight Buggery Laws at IACHR

Three LGBT activists from Barbados will petition against Barbados' buggery laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Barbados' “onerous” laws criminalizing intimacy between consenting partners of the same sex are being challenged…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

“Love Wins (Again)!”

Statement for Release - Today, the Supreme Court of Bermuda agreed to overturn the nation’s same-sex marriage ban and decided in favor of OUTBermuda and its co-litigants. Speaking for the successful Applicants,…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Denmark Launches First LGBTI Action Plan

For the first time ever, a Danish government has launched a LGBTI action plan in a bid to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunity and security for the LGBTI community. The plan…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

India has Banned LGBT+ film Love, Simon, but People are Fighting Back

India has banned the release of the LGBT+ film Love, Simon on the day it was due to be released - but people are fighting back. India's LGBT+ community has been left reeling in disbelief at…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

More Than 300 Cossack Horseman will be Deployed ‘to monitor LGBT kissing’ in World Cup Host City

Some 300 Cossack horsemen are to be deployed in a World Cup city to stop members of the LGBT community from 'kissing'. The force will line up alongside police in Rostov-on-Don which…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Mafia Villa to Become LGBTI Shelter in Italy

A villa seized from the mafia near Naples is to become a shelter for LGBTI Italians and migrants who have fled discrimination in their home countries, in a bid to foster acceptance…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Afro-Brazilian Trans Women Fight Pervasive Racialized Misogyny

Dália Costa, a transgender college student, was attending an event centering on LGBT inclusivity at the Federal University of Pernambuco’s Recife campus in Brazil this past March. As she was walking to the bus…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2018

Italy’s New Minister for Family Says Gay Families ‘Don’t Exist’

Italy’s new Families minister has insisted that gay families ‘don’t exist’ legally in the country. Lorenzo Fontana was been named Italy’s new Minister for Family and Disability in the new cabinet appointed…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2018

LGBTQ Canadians Disproportionately Affected by Violence According to Stats Canada Survey

“Many people feel it is open season on LGBTQ people,” Dr. Kristopher Wells, an associate professor with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta began. “Increasingly,…

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