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  • 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: 09/17/2021

South Korea LGBT youth threatened by lack of non-discrimination provisions: report

LGBTQIA+ youth in South Korea are threatened by the country’s failure to enact non-discrimination provisions, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday. The report, entitled “I Thought…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Brave Nigerian lesbian couple ‘publicly wed’ and declare their love in defiance of archaic laws

LGBT+ activist and YouTuber Amara shared a series of photos detailing her symbolic marriage to her new wife, Olayinka, on social media. The beautiful couple can be seen gazing adoringly at each…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices

New Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering the impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices. More than…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rights

WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called for Venezuela to do more to protect LGBTQ people from violence and discrimination. The report the commission released on Sept. 8 specifically…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Ugandan government shamefully claims queer people fleeing its homophobia are fake ‘economic gays’

Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by life imprisonment in Uganda, which has some of the strictest anti-LGBT+ laws in the world. Most queer Ugandans survive by staying under the radar, and many…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2021

Hungary Says It Won’t Repeal Anti-LGBTQ Law for EU Pandemic Aid

Hungary won’t repeal a law that critics, including the European Union’s executive, say discriminates against the LGBTQ community, even if that’s the price of accessing billions of euros in pandemic aid, Foreign…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2021

Combating LGBTQ stigma in Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa — It is not based on hearsay that most African countries are against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex among others (LGBTQI+) community primarily because of the…

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Masen Davis – Transgender Europe

Masen Davis is a world-renowned leader in LGBTQ and human rights. He has led countless initiatives for LGBTQ rights in North America, Europe, and Central Asia. Currently, he is the Executive Director…

ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

LGBTQ Afghans seek help from Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality last week said 80 LGBTQ Afghans have requested assistance from the group. Aaron Morris, executive director of the New York-based group, in a press release noted “our attorneys spoke directly…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2021

2023 European Games host Council refusal to withdraw anti-LGBT resolution puts EU funding at risk

The Council in Malopolska, which includes Kraków, has voted to re-affirm its status as an “LGBT-free zone”, despite the European Union (EU) threatening to remove billions of euros in funding which could…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2021

Myanmar LGBTQ Makeup Artist Swaps Beauty Salon for Border Hideout and Revolution

Until the military takeover on Feb. 1, cosmetics, fashion and beauty design were the most important parts of May Oo’s daily life. For more than a decade, he loved to visually transform…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2021

Poland’s chief rabbi: ‘LGBTQ+-free zones is against Halacha’

"Creating LGBTQ+ free zones is against Halacha," Poland's Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich said at the kickoff for The Agudah - The Association for LGBTQ+ Equality in Israel's new “Pride in the Living…

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