• Protection and Safety

    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people live in fear for their physical safety. In countries that criminalize LGBTI sexuality, identity, or gender expression, governments may incarcerate LGBTI people in dangerous prisons. Several governments punish LGBTI people with torture and execution. LGBTI people are also vulnerable to abuse outside of government punishment. Many are forced to leave their homes. When they have to flee their countries, LGBTI people often find that there are few services available for refugees and asylum seekers, and those that exist may fail to serve LGBTI clients with respect and care.

ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

No human rights violation in West Sumatra’s LGBT ban: Human rights commission

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), says it doesn’t see West Sumatra’s plan to ban LGBT behavior in the province as an infringement on the human rights of the persecuted…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

Algerian student murdered, ‘he is gay’ written on wall with his blood

Two assailants executed an Algerian medical student in a shocking homophobic killing on Sunday, in which victim’s blood was smeared on a wall reading “He is Gay.” Assil Belalta was murdered in…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

LGBTQ Armenians Face Reign of Terror

On Monday, there was another gay-bashing in Armenia, this time against a member of Right Side NGO, a trans activism organization. Max Yarzhapetyan was walking on the street in Yerevan, the capital…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2019

Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS dying due to lack of antiretroviral drugs

People with HIV/AIDS in Venezuela are dying because of an acute lack of available antiretroviral drugs in the country, according to service providers and activists with whom the Washington Blade has spoken…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

Top Brazilian Court to Decide Key Homophobia Cases

Brazil’s supreme court is expected to rule Wednesday on a pair of cases that could determine whether homophobia and transphobia should be considered criminal offenses. The cases, brought by Brazilian rights group…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Fury at HIV Data Leak in Conservative Singapore

Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Mexico: LGBT Activist Oscar Cazorla Found Dead: Promoted Zapotec ‘3rd gender’

A defender of LGBT rights and proponent of muxe culture in Oaxaca has been found dead in an apparently violent attack. Óscar Cazorla was at home in the Juchitán de Zaragoza municipality…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Small, Rural Businesses are Far Behind India’s Corporate Giants in Welcoming LGBTI People

Following India's September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

What Does The Crisis In Venezuela Mean For LGBTQ People?

Venezuela’s long-running political crisis appears to be reaching a critical point. President Nicolás Maduro is still holding onto power, but there is growing international support to recognize Juan Guaidó – the leader of…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

‘Everyone is welcome’: Children reach out to gay teacher threatened over LGBT lessons

A gay primary school teacher who has been targeted amid protests from parents over homosexuality teachings has been inundated with supportive cards from children saying “everyone is welcome”. Andrew Moffat, assistant headteacher…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

LGBTQ HATE INCIDENTS UP 54% IN 2018

Harassment of members of the LGBTQ community increased dramatically in 2018, with a 54% increase in reported incidents of homophobia, the Nir Katz Center revealed on Sunday in its annual report. The…

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