• 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: 10/11/2019

The migrant caravans: Finally feeling safe, she longs for her wife and son

Marveny Suchite lives with her American immigration sponsor in a bungalow here on a tree-lined street. A neighbor’s yard sign reads: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

U.S. Supreme Court divided on LGBT employment protection; Gorsuch could be key

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2019

Uganda: Why government is reintroducing anti-gay law

At the end of August, the Ethics and Integrity minster, Fr Simon Lokodo, said his predecessor, Mr James Nsaba Buturo, would take leave of Parliament to reintroduce a private member’s Bill against…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

Why the struggles of the climate and LGBTQIA+ movements are deeply connected

While states fail to act comprehensively on what is the biggest crisis humanity faces, a diverse group of queer activists came together on the evening of 2 September to found a new…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

Gay man’s murder raises questions over Uzbek human rights reforms

The murder of a gay man in Uzbekistan has cast the spotlight on the treatment of LGBT+ people in the country and raised questions over government reforms aimed at attracting foreign investment,…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Anti-LGBT Republican opposes abortion so much he’s introduced a bill to protect gay foetuses

Sean Duffy – who up until this week was a member of the House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 7th district – has a track record of being anti-LGBT+. But that isn’t stopping…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Russian gay couple under investigation for adoption request United States asylum

A Russian gay couple has requested asylum in the United States after authorities launched a criminal investigation over their adopted children, their lawyer said Thursday. The two men, Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

Masked men and murder: vigilantes terrorise LGBT+ Russians

Receiving photos of mutilated bodies with the warning “you’re next” rattled gay rights activist Nikita Tomilov but when he saw surveillance men outside his home, he fled Russia for good. The threats…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

We freed 3 gay men from prison

A and his friend Y (names withheld for their safety) walked free on August 30, having served four years of a five-year sentence imposed after they were reported to police by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

LGBT activist and retired GP Roy Tan files new court challenge against Section 377A

An activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who is a retired general practitioner, has filed a new court challenge against Section 377A of the Penal Code, a law that…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

Thousands protest against Indonesian bill to ban extramarital sex

Thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia on Monday against a new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage and gay sex, as lawmakers met the president to discuss how…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2019

Parties wade through pretrial issues in St Vincent buggery law case

The next hearing in the legal challenges to the buggery laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is slated for November 13 as the parties continue to wade through pretrial issues.…

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