• 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: 10/18/2022

Bisexual OnlyFans creator gets fine and prison sentence in Singapore

A bisexual OnlyFans creator has been sentenced to prison by a Singaporean court after using the app. Back in December, Titus Low was taken into custody on obscenity charges due to his…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Suspect arrested in gay Palestinian’s brutal killing

Palestinian police arrested a suspect in the brutal killing of a gay Palestinian activist last week, as fear continues to grip LGBTQ Palestinians in Israel. Police spokesman Colonel Loay Irzekat announced October…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2022

Thousands rally in Bratislava to honor 2 gay men shot dead

Slovakia’s president joined a rally of thousands on Friday to honor two gay men who were shot dead in the capital earlier this week and demonstrate support for the LGBTQ community. People…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2022

Bosnia Unveils LGBT Rights Strategy

Bosnia and Herzegovina unveiled its first ever strategy to improve the rights and freedoms of LGBT people on Wednesday, a step towards bringing human rights protections in the country into line with…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Propaganda video warns fleeing Russians about LGBTQ & Black people in the US

As thousands of Russians continue to flee the country to avoid being conscripted to fight in Ukraine, a propaganda video warning of interactions with LGBTQ, Black, and vegetarian people in America has…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Human rights campaigner fears ‘gay-bashing’ attacks by locals at Qatar World Cup

LGBTQ+ visitors to Qatar for the World Cup could be left open to “gay-bashing” attacks from locals with the security forces lacking the resources to protect them, a Qatari human rights campaigner has said. Concerns have…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Putin says U.S. wants to push gender “perversions” on Russian schoolchildren

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed anti-LGBTQ views in his speech following the annexation of four Eastern Ukrainian regions into Russian territory. Putin delivered the speech last Friday in Moscow after Ukrainians in Donetsk,…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Russia fines TikTok for ‘LGBT propaganda’, Twitch over Ukraine content

Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on 'LGBT propaganda' and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure that…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Transgender Guatemalan woman’s deportation case to get U.S. Supreme Court review

The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it will take up a transgender Guatemalan woman's bid to avoid being deported after a U.S. immigration board said she did not prove that…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

German Interior Ministry Aims to Offer Better Protection for Queer Refugees

The German Interior Minister, Nancy Faeser, has required the decision makers of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to review the asylum procedures for queer victims of persecution. According to…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Two Transgender women elected to Brazil’s Congress

Two Transgender women on Sunday won seats in the Brazilian Congress. Voters in São Paulo elected Municipal Councilwoman Erika Hilton, a Black travesti and former sex worker who is a member of…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

UN experts demand stay of execution for two women activists sentenced to death in Iran

UN experts are demanding a stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activists in Iran, Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Choubdar, who have been sentenced to death by Iranian judicial authorities on…

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