• 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: 12/21/2021

European Court of Human Rights finds Georgia complicit in violence against LGBT demonstrators

The European Court of Human Rights Thursday held against Georgia in a case concerning an attack on LGBT protestors in the capital city Tbilisi. Amidst threats of a counter-demonstration by ultra-conservative NGOs…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2021

Hungary anti-LGBTQ blitz meets backlash as election looms

Budapest (AFP) – For independent bookshop manager Janos Szakacs, Hungary's new law banning the "promotion and display" of homosexuality to minors just makes for pointless, extra work. "This stupid law means certain books…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Treatment of LGBTQ people across Middle East examined in new report

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) published a report on Tuesday covering the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations, stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kingdom of…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Malaysia’s human rights commission crucified over conservative view on apostasy, LGBTQ

Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission, or SUHAKAM, has drawn criticism over its recent statement targeting apostate individuals and those in the LGBTQ community. Two days after the commission gave its unsolicited point of…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

LGBTI activists live in fear amid renewed Sudan protests

Queer activists in Sudan say they’re living in fear after police on Monday fired tear gas at protesters during renewed pro-democracy protests seeking an end to the country’s political deadlock. Daily life…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Senegalese lawmakers draw up chilling new law for LGBT+ people and allies: ‘Democracy is in danger’

Anti-LGBT+ lawmakers in Senegal are seeking to toughen the west African nation’s already horrific repression of queer citizens. A bloc of National Assembly members have drafted a bill that would lengthen potential…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

Rights group says protection for transgender Thais lacking

BANGKOK — Puncharat Taloet underwent a sex change operation several years ago, but her Thai state identification card still identifies her as a man, causing her serious complications. “It seems that when…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

Thousands in Madrid protest anti-LGBT proposal

The regional government of Isabel Diaz Ayuso has said that the People's Party will abstain in Thursday's voting at Madrid's regional parliament. But people took to the streets to express their support…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

This Gay Man Escaped From Afghanistan. America Has Abandoned Him in a ‘Terrifying’ Limbo.

C says all he can see are tall buildings surrounding him. “It feels like I have escaped death, but now I am in a prison,” he told The Daily Beast through a…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Senegalese lawmakers draft tougher laws against LGBT

A group of Senegalese lawmakers has drafted a law that would tighten already repressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBT+ activities, one of the legislators…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Inclusion and Criminalisation – the two sides of the LGBTQ+ debate in Ghana

Kofi is a respectable, married man with two children. He also describes himself, however, as a “man having sex with a man” (MSM). No one in his community suspects that he has…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Al-Azhar rhetoric alarms LGBTQ community

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest religious authority, has warned against media content that "normalizes" homosexuality. The warning came in a Dec. 5 tweet on Al-Azhar's official Twitter account that condemned homosexuality as "obscene " and…

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