• 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: 06/12/2018

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

After 34 years, Trans Lawyer Quits DOJ Under Trump for LGBTI Legal Group

After working for the Justice Department for 34 years, a transgender attorney who objected to Trump administration anti-LGBTI policies has left her leadership position for work at a prominent LGBTI legal group.…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

More Than 300 Cossack Horseman will be Deployed ‘to monitor LGBT kissing’ in World Cup Host City

Some 300 Cossack horsemen are to be deployed in a World Cup city to stop members of the LGBT community from 'kissing'. The force will line up alongside police in Rostov-on-Don which…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Afro-Brazilian Trans Women Fight Pervasive Racialized Misogyny

Dália Costa, a transgender college student, was attending an event centering on LGBT inclusivity at the Federal University of Pernambuco’s Recife campus in Brazil this past March. As she was walking to the bus…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

Filmmakers Boycott Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival over Pinkwashing

A total of nine artists and filmmakers have joined the BDS movements call to boycott the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), running from May 31 to June 9. The move…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

LGBT And Abortion Rights Campaigners Are Fighting Together For Equality In Northern Ireland

The LGBT and abortion rights movements in Northern Ireland have vowed to fight in solidarity to win the same rights as people in the rest of the UK and in the Republic…

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