• 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: 06/27/2019

Middle East Survey Sees Patchy Progress in Views on Women’s and LGBT Rights

More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6% of Lebanese people think being gay is acceptable, according to a major survey of public opinion in…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2019

“The Deceased Can’t Speak for Herself:” Violence Against LGBT People in Malaysia

The New Year rang in little cheer for transgender women in Malaysia. On January 1, a trans woman was killed in Klang, a Kuala Lumpur suburb, the third such killing in Malaysia…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2019

Gay Nigerian ex-priest honored for supporting asylum-seekers

A gay Nigerian former priest has received an award in recognition of his work supporting LGBTI African refugees. John Adewoye is a lifeline for many across the continent, one fractured in its…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2019

Nigeria: Three anti-gay criminals captured, but then freed

Three members of a group of vicious anti-gay criminals were apprehended last week at Ibusa town in Delta State, Nigeria. Members of the gang reportedly were arrested by officers of the Nigeria…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kiev’s Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday, the biggest-ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine. The participants, waving…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Abused as ‘dirty’, same-sex newlyweds in Taiwan fear backlash

Although Jovi Wu and Mindy Chiu made history last month as one of the first lesbian couples in Asia to marry legally, they are fearful that conservatives may reverse Taiwan’s landmark law.…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Living joyously is a radical act’: why America’s gay bars still matter

The gay bar is in trouble. Fifty years after the Stonewall Inn in New York became the symbol for a new wave of gay activism, the three horsemen of the gay bar…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Madrid accused of whitewashing Gay Pride

The new right-wing government of Madrid is being accused of censoring pro-LGBT publicity ahead of the city’s Gay Pride festivities. The Madrid Gay Pride, which takes place during the first weekend of…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying

The picture is bleak for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in India. Many face harassment and bullying, and to avoid humiliation and violence they often skip classes or drop out of…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Gay Pride Parade Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil on Sunday in the city’s annual gay pride march, with demonstrators protesting the policies of the country’s far-right President Jair…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Drive for LGBT+ equality feared stalling 50 years after Stonewall

When Tree Sequoia joined hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people rioting in downtown New York 50 years ago, same-sex relations were illegal in more than 100 countries worldwide and every…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Far-Right TFP Funded Launch of Conservative Catholic Activist Group in Netherlands

In another example of cross-fertilization between right-wing movements in the Americas and Europe, Tradition, Family and Property helped fund and train activists in the Netherlands who created a group called Civitas Christiana,…

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