• 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: 06/07/2020

20 photos that chronicle America’s iconic history of activism

Tens of thousands of Americans have been marching in the streets daily, demanding an end to police brutality and racism. Following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd let…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2020

Celebrating Pride Month and rallying for racial equality: LGBTQ groups seek ‘to stand in solidarity with the black community’

Pride Month began Monday. Many in the LGBTQ community, however, were unsure how to celebrate without overshadowing the ongoing nationwide protests over racial injustice spurred by the death of George Floyd. But…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2020

LGBT+ Pride events turning focus to racial injustice in U.S

Organizers of LGBT+ Pride events in major U.S. cities are shifting their focus to racism and police violence, they said this week, addressing the concerns and demands raised by protesters over the…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

LGBTQ Groups Call to Bring Into Movement Anti-racism, End to White Supremacy

Amid the national horror following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, LGBTQ and civil rights groups have issued a joint statement declaring anti-racism and an end to white supremacy must…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

As protests roar, LGBT+ activists see chance to return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the country, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, the start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the U.S. gay…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2020

Brazil’s crisis deepens as Bolsonaro holds on to the military for support

Brazil has kicked political drama to the curb. Between scandals, powerplay episodes, and a slew of surprising statements, the South American country has been a mainstay in news headlines recently. But now,…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2020

Dozens of LGBTQ Groups Denounce Racist Violence

Following a series of racist incidents and fatal police shootings targeting Black individuals, a coalition of leaders representing at least 75 LGBTQ organizations signed a joint statement denouncing racial violence and encouraging…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2020

Pride, Juneteenth flags to be raised at Richmond City Hall

The Juneteenth and LGBT Pride flags will be raised at Richmond City Hall on Monday, June 1, in a ceremony that the public can view via Zoom here. The City of Richmond…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2020

Malaysian wins landmark right to challenge Muslim gay sex ban

Malaysia’s top court has given the go-ahead for a man to challenge an Islamic ban on sex “against the order of nature”, his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a test case for…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2020

Larry Kramer, Pioneering AIDS Activist And Writer, Dies At 84

Larry Kramer was one of the first activists against AIDS, back when the disease didn't even have a name. In the early 1980s, Kramer witnessed hundreds, then thousands of gay men die…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

‘We were so ready’: LGBT refugees in Kenya live in fear as global resettlement is put on hold

After four years of waiting, he had the ticket booked: Nairobi, Frankfurt, Toronto. He had fled Uganda's violent homophobia, survived in neighboring Kenya, where it's only a little better, and allowed himself…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

Two Years in Prison for Gay Sex in Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, men who have sex with men continue to be arrested and imprisoned on sodomy charges. In mid-March independent media in the region reported the arrest of a popular entertainer as…

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