• 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: 06/15/2018

LGBT Activist Arrested in Russia During World Cup

An LGBT activist was arrested in Russia for staging a one-man protest. Peter Tatchell, a British citizen, was detained Thursday in Moscow, the first day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

Tunisian Presidential Committee Recommends Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Homosexuality may soon cease being a crime in the North African country of Tunisia, where gay sex is currently punishable by up to three years in prison. The decriminalization of homosexuality was…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

The L.G.B.T. Refugees in Turkey Who Refuse to Be Forgotten

When you are a refugee, you learn all about the hierarchy of compassion. There are the people from war-torn countries—refugees from humanitarian catastrophes so enormous that they upend the world’s imagination, such…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Russia’s Most Outspoken Gay Activist Has A Warning To LGBTI Football Fans At The World Cup

Anton Krasovsky quickly downs a glass of whiskey backstage before stepping in front of the cameras on “Angry Guyzzz”, his controversial entertainment program. His guests are transgender people from Moscow, and he…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Indian Lesbians Commit Suicide to Escape Intolerance

A lesbian couple in India committed suicide on Monday by jumping into a local river. The two women left notes saying the world wouldn’t accept their relationship. A three-year-old child, belonging to one…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

What’s it Like to Be Gay in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off and secretive nations in the world. Little is known of life within the nation’s borders, far less about the lives of LGBT people in…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Why Does the FBI Refuse to Call the Pulse Massacre a Hate Crime?

Minutes after bartenders put out a last call for drinks at Pulse on June 12, 2016, a man burst past a ticket counter and into the main room of the Orlando gay…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Philippines: LGBT Community Wants Freedom from Discrimination

Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community from 15 barangays of San Fernando on Friday morning marched with pride in their colorful costumes through the busy streets here to…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Unbreakable’ LGBT Rainbow Installation Unveiled in Warsaw After Far-Right Attacks

Gay rights groups in Poland have unveiled a new and “unbreakable” rainbow installation in Warsaw to replace the original one that suffered repeated attacks from far-Right groups. The new rainbow, which lights…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/08/2018

Kyiv Pride Week Events to Raise Awareness, Defend LGBTQ Rights

Ninety percent of Ukrainians are still unaware there are lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around them, at home, at work, in villages, towns and cities all over Ukraine, according to…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/07/2018

Mauritius Church Condemns Blocking Of Gay Rights March

The Catholic Church in Mauritius on Wednesday condemned the blocking of Saturday’s gay pride parade in the capital Port Louis by hostile Muslim protesters. “Regardless of one’s moral beliefs about homosexuality, we…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Barbados: LGBT Activists to Fight Buggery Laws at IACHR

Three LGBT activists from Barbados will petition against Barbados' buggery laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Barbados' “onerous” laws criminalizing intimacy between consenting partners of the same sex are being challenged…

GO TO FULL STORY