• 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: 07/19/2019

CONVERSION THERAPY CAN KILL: RELIGIOUS LGBT COMMUNITY MEMBERS SPEAK OUT

A 20-year-old religious Zionist yeshiva student from Jerusalem, who asked to remain anonymous, said he wanted to cry when he heard Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz say last week that he recommends…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2019

How Sarajevo’s upcoming Pride march could turn the tables on ethnonationalism

In June, many countries across the Western Balkans celebrated Pride Month with marches or parades — with one notable exception. Bosnia remains the only country in the region where a Pride march…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2019

Polish Publication to Distribute ‘LGBT-Free Zone’ Sticker

A conservative weekly news publication in Poland is planning to include “LGBT-free zone” stickers with next week’s issue. Gazeta Polska announced the move via Twitter Wednesday, NBC News reports. There was immediate…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2019

Bullied by peers, India’s LGBT+ children drop out of schools

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing when the transgender girl - initially raised as a boy - started wearing girls'…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2019

In Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows

Amidst roars of laughter, Naomi takes out her phone and shows us photos of herself, having fun with a friend, posing for the camera, both in high heels and sequined dresses. Naomi…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

Transgender murders in Honduras stoking fear of backlash against LGBT rights

The murder of three transgender women in Honduras this month has raised fears that a push for LGBT rights in the country has prompted a backlash. Bessy Ferrera, a 40-year-old LGBT rights…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

Egyptian Authorities Free Trans Woman and LGBT+ Activist After 4 Months in Prison

After four months in solitary confinement in a male prison, Malak al-Kashif, a transgender woman who was arrested for being a part of a “terrorist group”, was released yesterday as per the…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

LGBT asylum-seekers exempt from ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and can stay in US

Asylum-seekers who arrive at the southern border and claim to be LGBT are exempt from the U.S.-Mexico “Remain in Mexico” policy and will not be returned to Mexico to await decisions by…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

Tensions simmer in Hamilton LGBTQ community after Pride festival violence

The groups stand separated by temporary metal fencing and a line of police officers. On one side, Canadian flags and yellow vests. The other, rainbow flags and cardboard signs decrying hate. This…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2019

Meet the man hoping to become the Muslim world’s first openly gay president

Mounir Baatour’s office is cool, the steady thrum of the air conditioner offering a welcome break from the blistering summer heat that has descended upon Tunis. Past noon, little moves outside. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2019

Popular trans television presenter gunned down in Honduras

Beloved transgender television presenter, Santiago Carvajal, died on Saturday (6 July)in Honduras after she was shot on Friday. She died at Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula, the Central American…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2019

LGBT bullying more common than racist bullying in schools – poll

LGBT bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying in schools, with research showing it was more common than incidents relating to racism, sexism or religion. A YouGov poll of more than…

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