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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: 08/13/2021

Ghana’s president in tight spot over anti-LGBT law

Opposition lawmakers in Ghana are pushing President Nana Akufo-Addo into a tight spot by promoting an anti-LGBT law widely condemned by critics for undermining rights but applauded by many Ghanaians. Gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Rights defenders tell details of queer girl’s abduction by Chechen law enforcers

The "Russian LGBT Network"* is concerned about the fate of the girl who was abducted a year ago by Chechen law enforcers, and is going to appeal against the decision of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Homophobic Ghanaian ‘Family Values’ Bill is Odious and Beggars Belief

Sometimes the human capacity for cruelty takes my breath away. A recently proposed bill on “sexual rights” and “family values” in Ghana is a case study in extreme cruelty. Ghanaian MPs are…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Video Captures Vicious Homophobic Attack in Cameroon

A brutal attack on two transgender women in Cameroon occurred just weeks after a court ordered the women, Shakiro and Patricia, released from prison pending their appeal of a five-year sentence on…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Russian MP who wants gays to be ‘sterilised’ and kept in shelters like cats slapped down by human rights council

Anti-LGBT+ Russian MP Vitaly Milonov has been reprimanded by the country’s Human Rights Council after he called for gays to be “sterilised” and kept in shelters like cats. Milonov, a notoriously homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Guyana decriminalizes cross-dressing

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana on Tuesday officially decriminalized cross-dressing. Local media reports indicate lawmakers in the South American country approved a measure to remove cross-dressing from the colonial-era Summary Jurisdiction (Offenses) Act.…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

British diver Tom Daley says sports has ‘a lot further to go’ on LGBTQ acceptance

British diver Tom Daley says he is proud to be able to inspire other people as an openly gay athlete, but he is quick to add that global sports still has a…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

Along With COVID-19, EU Faces a More Fundamental Battle

Hungary’s growing list of European Union worries includes controversial LGBT legislation and potentially hacking the phones of journalists, rights activists and political opponents. Poland has rebuffed a ruling by the bloc’s highest…

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Mohamed Ali (Dali) Aguerbi – Documentarian, Malta

Mohamed Ali (Dali) Aguerbi created the documentary, ‘Rainbow Bridge’, about LGBTI migrants. He is an activist who is also working for a non-profit in Malta, MGRM. By Savita Sukul Dali came to…

ADDED ON: 08/07/2021

LGBTQ Family Featured in Grocery Store Advertisement Forced to Leave Russia Due to Hate

In July, Alina and her girlfriend, Ksyusha ,wanted to show that, like any other family, they have favorite dishes and cooking habits. Joined by Alina’s mom and sister, they appeared in an…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2021

Ghana court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

HO, Ghana, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A court in Ghana dismissed a case against 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists on Thursday, ruling there was not enough evidence to prove…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2021

Russian LGBT family from Vkusvill ad leaves country after death threats

MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A Russian family with gay members that featured in an advert for a high-end food retailer has left the country after receiving hateful homophobic messages online including…

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