• Human Rights

    The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are violated every day, in ways ranging from discrimination and violation of the right to form a family to torture and execution. While international law recognizes the human rights, freedom, and equality of every human being, many countries and leaders claim that LGBTI people do not qualify for basic human rights. Laws criminalizing consensual sex between adults of the same sex exist on six continents, and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status is legal in most countries. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched an initiative in 2013 called Free & Equal, a global education campaign working to destigmatize LGBTI people and promote respect.

ADDED ON: 11/18/2019

Uganda: Stop Police Harassment of LGBT People

The Ugandan authorities should drop charges against dozens of people arrested over the last month in Kampala, the capital, on the basis of their presumed sexual orientation or gender identity, Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2019

The Secret Battle To Save LGBT People From ISIS — And Bring Their Persecutors To Justice

One is the son of a communist who smuggled messages in kebabs for party members. The other is an army widow whose husband was killed by al-Qaeda. Together they want to convince…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2019

Abomination: A DUP Opera review – an outstanding new work

Driving over the hills into north Belfast, as fields give way to houses, the visitor is plunged into election fever. Images of Nigel Dodds, the Democratic Unionist party MP for this hotly…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2019

Lebanon protests seen as an ‘opportunity’ for LGBT+ community

Despite being seen as a bastion of relative freedom in the largely conservative Middle East, Lebanese society remains reluctant to extend rights to the LGBT+ community. Nationwide protests that have thrown Lebanon…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2019

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler. “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

Damning report reveals extent of brutality, violence and persecution LGBT+ people face in Myanmar

A damning report has revealed the shocking extent of violence and persecution faced by LGBT+ people in Myanmar and has recommended urgent law reform. The report – which was produced by the…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Sacked, shunned and suicidal – the Cameroon sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Saudi promo video labels feminism, atheism, homosexuality as extremist ideas

A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia's state security agency categorises feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote tolerance and attract foreigners. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere

The “most accepting” LGBTQ countries are becoming “more accepting,” while “the least accepting” are becoming “less accepting,” according to a recent report from The Williams Institute, a think tank at the UCLA…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

Singapore court to hear legal challenges on gay sex ban

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be delivered so…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

Uganda charges 67 after raid on gay bar

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance on Tuesday after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest “homophobic” attack. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2019

Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala's city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a…

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