• 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: 01/19/2019

Vigilante Raid on Indonesian HIV Group

This week a militant Islamist group in Indonesia raided the offices of an HIV prevention organization on suspicion that the group had been conducting “LGBT activities.” The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) was joined…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Murdered’ transgender woman from Droitwich was LGBT hero

Amy Griffiths was discovered dead at her flat in Chalverton Court, Droitwich, on Monday. Police said she had suffered head and throat injuries. Martin Saberi, aged 53, was charged with murdering Amy,…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Indian trailblazers #RideWithPride after gay sex ban lifted

Bollywood makes a lesbian rom-com, a transgender woman bags a key opposition party post and judges green light same-sex couples living together - just some of the groundbreaking firsts since India legalised…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Using queer cartoons to promote LGBT+ rights in Bangladesh

In April 2016, the police found the bodies of Xulhaz Mannan and Tonoy Mahbub, two prominent LGBT+ rights activists, in an apartment in Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital. This week, police arrested one…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Facing domestic threat in Hlaingthaya

"Our township is the most crowded, has the most crime and is the most concerning for city administrators,” bemoaned U Myo Nay Aung, administrator of No.1 ward, Hlaingthaya. As the natural consequences…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Kyrgyzstan man has ‘gay’ carved into stomach in homophobic attack

A bisexual man from Kyrgyzstan was forced to leave the country after suffering two homophobic attacks within the same month. The man, who is in his 20s, said the attacks took place…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Suspect arrested over murders of Bangladesh LGBT activists in 2016

Police in Bangladesh have reportedly arrested one of the main suspects involved in the murders of LGBT+ activists Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy. Mannan, the founder of Roopbaan, the country’s first LGBT+ magazine, and…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2019

Chechnya Resumes its Anti-gay Purge

“Widespread detentions, torture and killings of gay people have resumed in Chechnya,” said Igor Kochetkov, program director for the Russian LGBT Network. He added, “Persecution of men and women suspected of being…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

HCMC: Quality Health Care Services Offered for LGBTI Community

Dr Nguyen Ho Vinh Phuoc of the hospital said: “They can receive services in a private space with respect from the hospital’s health staff.” Nguyen Tan Thu, a doctor specialising in serving…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Kelly Reinstates Protections for LGBTI State Workers in Kansas Eliminated by Brownback

Gov. Laura Kelly ordered Kansas state agencies on Tuesday to again prohibit on-the-job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees. And the first openly gay state representatives in Kansas history…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Complaint: Indonesian Mayor Promotes Anti-gay Discrimination

Mohammed Idris, the mayor of Depok in the metropolitan Jakarta area of Indonesia, has instructed city agencies to investigate LGBT activities and this month asked citizens to report LGBTI behavior. He said…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

New York bans gay conversion therapy, and passes historic trans protection law

The state of New York has passed bills banning gay conversion therapy and adding gender identity to its anti-discrimination legislation. The state’s legislative body approved the bills on Tuesday (January 15), according to Democratic…

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