• 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: 05/23/2020

Tanzania Opens To (Non-Gay) Tourists Without Conditions*

There are huge restrictions on international travel at the moment. Many countries have closed their borders altogether, other countries are restricting visitors from some countries, others are requiring a mandatory quarantine, etc.…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

No medicine, no food: Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk and had to be…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

FINALLY FREE: ORDER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISSUED FOR #COSF19

Uganda’s LGBTIQ community has reason to jubilate amidst the COVID-19 hardships as an order for immediate release has this afternoon been issued for the #COSF19. This comes after the DPP withdrew all…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

Iraqi leader who blames coronavirus on same-sex marriage demands Islamic flag is raised across UK and EU to counter-protest Pride flag

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is head of the Sadrist Movement and the Saraya al-Salam militia, said in March: “One of the most appalling things that have caused this epidemic is…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

Coronavirus causing a humanitarian crisis for LGBT+ people around the world

LGBT+ people around the world are facing a humanitarian crisis. And COVID-19 risks decimating the organizations they rely on for support. UK-based international LGBT+ charity, the Kaleidoscope Trust, conducted research in 37…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2020

Map Shows Where It’s Illegal To Be Gay – 30 Years Since WHO Declassified Homosexuality As Disease

It's still illegal to be LGBT+ in 70 countries, and you could be given the death penalty in 12, as the world marks 30 years since “homosexuality” was declassified as a disease.…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2020

May 17 Is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. First observed in 2004, the day was designed to focus “attention on the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender,…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2020

Albania becomes third European country to ban gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania's psychologists have banned so-called "conversion therapy", which tries to change the sexual orientation of young LGBT people, a move hailed on Saturday by the country's rights groups. The decision by Albania's…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Mexico sees deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Singaporean pop star dropped by his record label for coming out as gay makes triumphant comeback

Willie Tay, a Singaporean pop star whose sexuality cost him his record deal and social media following, has bounced back with a brand new album. Tay was a rising star on the…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

Why banning anti-LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t enough

Lawmakers around the world have proposed new legislation to ban ‘conversion therapy’ – attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. In Canada, for example, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

LGBT+ asylum seekers are sharing bedrooms with strangers during coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how our dysfunctional asylum and immigration system is failing to support people in need. The system prevents people from accessing health services and puts LGBT+ people at…

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