• 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: 07/01/2022

Polish top court upholds annulment of anti-LGBT resolutions

Poland’s highest administrative court has ruled that resolutions adopted by local authorities declaring themselves free from “LGBT ideology” were rightly annulled by lower courts. In the first such legally binding rulings, it…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Help us free 7 imprisoned LGBT victims of homophobia

Elmer, Amir, Dick, Martin and Octavia are locked up in Cameroon’s Yaoundé Central Prison, serving sentences for whom and how they love. You can help get them out. Cam and Don also are jailed…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

KwaZulu-Natal LGBTQI+ community living in fear amid frequent attacks

The group feels threatened and the continuous attacks have worsened matters. The LGBTQI+ community in KwaZulu-Natal says they are still not safe. This is despite various campaigns aimed at educating communities to acknowledge…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Shunned by law and society, Afghanistan’s LGBT community calls for help.

Rejected by both law and the society, Afghanistan’s LGBT people have been facing a deeper crisis with the Taliban seizing power and implementing a strict form of Islamic Sharia law that lays…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Polish court rules that four “LGBT-free zones” must be abolished.

A top Polish appeals court ruled on Tuesday that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped in four municipalities, a verdict welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians Are Celebrating Pride Month in Defiance of Anti-Gay Law.

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel knows first-hand how tough life is for people who are openly gay in Nigeria, where LGBTQ+ relationships and even same-sex displays of affection are illegal. Last year, he was…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2022

First Russia, Then Hungary, Now Romania Is Considering A ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

BUCHAREST -- Romania is considering a bill that would ban minors from being exposed to so-called "gay propaganda" in schools and in public life, despite warnings from rights groups that it would…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

Mawlawi tells security forces to stop LGBTQ gatherings

Lebanon's caretaker interior minister has given instructions to security forces to stop gatherings of the LGBTQ community, following pressure from religious institutions. Caretaker Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi instructed Lebanon's Internal Security Forces…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

Lebanon interior minister tells security forces to ‘stop’ LGBTQ gatherings over pressure from religious figures

Lebanon's interior minister gave instructions to security forces on Friday to stop gatherings of the LGBTQ community, following pressure from religious institutions. Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi instructed Lebanon's Internal Security Forces to…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

In Bulgaria, A Bisexual Police Officer Set Up An LGBT Union. He Was Then Shunned.

Fed up with the discrimination he and his LGBT colleagues on the police force faced in Bulgaria, where "homophobia is a religion," officer Petromir Genchev decided it was time to do something…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

1,000+ Groups Call to Renew United Nations’ LGBTQ Rights Advocate

A coalition of human rights organizations has issued a joint statement urging the United Nations to renew its human rights expert mandate on sexual orientation and gender identity. The UN’s Independent Expert on Sexual…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Should queer Nigerians celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month?

Each year, the month of June is marked as “Pride Month”, a time when LGBTQ people all over the world partake in Pride marches and attend events — all aimed at bolstering…

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