• 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: 04/05/2020

Coronavirus: LGBT+ charity says young people should ‘pause’ coming out in lockdown

LGBT+ young people should "hit pause" on coming out while self-isolating with their families during the coronavirus pandemic, a UK charity has advised. The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), a UK charity that…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2020

LGBT Migrants Are Vulnerable to Coronavirus, But Our Community Can Help

Our LGBT communities are impacted in various ways by the global Coronavirus pandemic. Some of us are lucky enough to have a safe place to stay, while others must put themselves at…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2020

Supreme Court scraps April calendar, delays major cases amid pandemic

Citing the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis, the US Supreme Court on Friday cleared its calendar for April, extending an already historic delay of major legal cases, several of which have big…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2020

Panama’s Gender-Based Quarantine Ensnares Trans Woman

When Panama announced it would implement a gender-based quarantine schedule in response to COVID-19, transgender activists were alarmed. And with reason: on April 1, police detained a transgender woman alleging that she…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2020

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for ‘attack’ on trans people over sex on IDs

European Union (EU) lawmakers on Thursday criticized Hungary for trying to ban transgender people from changing their sex on some official documents as a “deliberate” attack on the community. The ruling Fidesz…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2020

Asylum seeker beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by his own dad finally told he deserves refuge

A gay asylum seeker from Ghana who was beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by a homophobic mob led by his own dad has been given a reprieve after the…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2020

Ugandan police accused of abusing lockdown laws after LGBT arrests

Police in Uganda have charged 20 LGBT people with disobeying rules on physical distancing and risking the spread of coronavirus, in what campaigners say is a clear case of authorities in parts…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

SPLC Publishes List of ANTI-LGBTQ Groups in US

The anti-LGBTQ movement continued to enjoy success in mainstreaming its agenda in 2019 as the Trump administration pursued anti-LGBTQ policies at the federal level, while state and local lawmakers in many areas…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Ugandan fear of Covid-19 leads to 23 arrests at LGBT shelter

Uganda police charged the 23 LGBT Ugandans with disobeying a presidential directive against large meetings, aimed at curbing the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19. The March 29 raid by police…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Tributes pour in for pioneering transgender Latinx activist Lorena Borjas who has died from coronavirus

The pioneering transgender activist Lorena Borjas has tragically passed away from coronavirus early on Monday morning. Borjas, 60, was known as the mother of the trans Latinx community in Queens. As a…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Chechen Police Brandish Pipes in Coronavirus Street Patrols

Police officers armed with plastic pipes in Russia’s republic of Chechnya are patrolling the streets to observe compliance with the region’s coronavirus quarantine, Russian media reported this weekend. The majority Muslim region…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Singapore Upholds Colonial Anti-Gay Laws: Being Gay Remains Illegal For 5.7M People

Singapore’s High Court today ruled to uphold the criminalisation of homosexuality, the Human Dignity Trust have confirmed. The decision would have overturned an anti-gay colonial law instated in 1938 under British rule.…

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