• 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: 06/14/2022

Ugandan vlogger’s homophobic rant puts migrant workers at risk.

A self-righteous Ugandan national living in the Middle East has released an excruciatingly homophobic online rant blasting Ugandans and other Africans for engaging in adult consensual same-sex intimacy in Arab countries where…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2022

Poll Finds LGBT People Still Not Welcome In Moldova

Ten years after passing landmark legislation to protect minorities, including the much-persecuted LGBT community, a recent survey has revealed that most people in Moldova still hold negative attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Meet The LGBTQ Activists Fighting To Be Themselves Online In Malaysia

Many online attacks on LGBTQ Malaysians start with their fellow social media users (although some suspect that political or religious groups may be helping coordinate them). Individual threats can escalate. When a…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Turkish police violently break up LGBT Pride parade at Ankara university

Turkish police attacked a group of students during a LGBT Pride parade at Ankara's Middle East Technical University on Friday. Turkish police violently attacked students during a LGBT Pride march at Ankara’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Azerbaijan’s embattled queer community holds “Pride event”

Azerbaijan’s small LGBTQ activist community gathered for a press conference for the first time in eight years, counting it as a victory amid the country’s not-so-queer-friendly social and political landscape. On June…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Life As An LGBT Person In Central Asia

In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, homosexuality is still a crime punishable by a prison sentence. It’s not against the law in Tajikistan, but LGBT people have no legal protections and are sometimes subjected…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2022

Gay conversion survivor warns unless Tasmania bans it outright, ‘treatment’ could take off

When Chris Csabs was around 12 years old, he overheard a conversation between two men at his church, recalling a time when a gay man came in off the street for prayer. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2022

LGBT Community In Uzbekistan Faces Abuse, Discrimination, Imprisonment, Report Says

Human rights groups have renewed calls for Uzbekistan to decriminalize homosexuality, saying it is imperative for the Central Asian country to make progress toward honoring its international human rights commitments. Uzbekistan, a Muslim-majority…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

Deliberation on Anti-LGBT Bill not supposed to exceed 3 months – Edem Senanu

The Chairman of Advocates for Christ Ghana, a Civil Society Organization, Edem Senanu, has added his voice to the growing concern about the delay in passing the Anti-LGBT Bill. Speaking in an…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

How LGBTQI+ to LGBTQI+ support is helping Ukrainian refugees find safety in the EU

In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children who have been received in…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2022

In Russia’s shadow, LGBTQ people across the Baltics fight for their rights.

Surrounded by thousands of people wearing rainbow flags, glitter and sparkly outfits, Eddie Balčiūnaitė prepared to take part in one of the biggest marches the Baltic countries have ever seen. The 21-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2022

A year after landmark HC ruling, lesbian couples still face discrimination.

Suffering from gender dysphoria since adolescence, R Ramya, 24, is in the process of a sex change to transition to identify as a male. Growing up in rural Tamil Nadu, Ramya battled…

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