• 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: 06/29/2018

Swazi Human Rights Group Snubs LGBT Festival

One of the best known human rights groups in Swaziland, which has changed its name to eSwatini, has snubbed the kingdom’s first LGBT Pride festival saying it is against biblical teaching, putting…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Nicaragua’s LGBT Community Urges Ortega to Resign

Nicaragua’s LGBT community joined with devout Catholic adherents on Thursday in demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and an end to political violence that has left 220 dead in just over…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Malian LGBTI Activist Finds New Home in Paris

Louis fled his native Mali to escape persecution for his sexuality and support for the LGBTI community back home. Louis had been working as a team leader for an NGO, giving talks on HIV/AIDS awareness and…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Being Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Is a Crime in These Places

As pride month comes to a close this week, the U.S. recognizes the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide. The decision on June 26, 2015, overturned prohibitions…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

What Life is Really Like for LGBTI Refugees in Ukraine

“When the war, started life for anyone who was ‘different’ became more dangerous,” Dasha, now 23, tells Dazed. Dasha is one of the nearly 1.6 million people estimated by the United Nations…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

Russia’s LGBT Community are Worried What Will Happen After the World Cup

LGBT people in Russia are worried that the relaxed policing towards the community will end after the World Cup is over. The head of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Aleksandr Agapov said…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. The majority of migrants aren’t dangerous criminals. Many are…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

ISIS Is Beaten. But Iraq Is Still Hell for LGBT+ People.

Family threats, militia murders, persecution, and fear: The first ever study of its kind by advocacy group IraQueer reveals a heart-wrenching portrait of LGBT life in Iraq. Omar is a 28-year-old gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

World Cup: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Accepts Honorary Chechnya Citizenship from ‘Purge the Gays’ Leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Footballer Mohamed Salah is facing anger after he accepted a gift of honorary Chechen citizenship from anti-gay leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Gay people in the region allegedly faced arrest, torture, and execution –…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. The majority of migrants aren’t dangerous criminals. Many are…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

A Brief History Of The LGBTQI+ Movement In Latin America

Just a month before the world celebrates Gay Pride Week, Chile passed a law that allows transgender citizens to change their name and sex on state registries without needing a sex-change operation.…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Kenya Takes Steps to Recognize Intersex People

Kenya is beginning to recognize people who identify as intersex, meaning they are born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don’t fit the typical definitions of male or female. A major…

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