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  • 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: 09/17/2021

South Korea LGBT youth threatened by lack of non-discrimination provisions: report

LGBTQIA+ youth in South Korea are threatened by the country’s failure to enact non-discrimination provisions, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday. The report, entitled “I Thought…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Brave Nigerian lesbian couple ‘publicly wed’ and declare their love in defiance of archaic laws

LGBT+ activist and YouTuber Amara shared a series of photos detailing her symbolic marriage to her new wife, Olayinka, on social media. The beautiful couple can be seen gazing adoringly at each…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices

New Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering the impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices. More than…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

LGBT school pupils are more likely to be bullied by teachers: report

Around a quarter of LGBT school pupils who face bullying at school are actually harassed by teachers and other school staff rather than their classmates, according to research published in the Journal…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Anti-trans legislation will have drastic effects on intersex people & their healthcare

For months, a conservative-backed wave of anti-transgender legislation has taken the country by storm, leading this year to have the most anti-LGBTQ laws enacted in American history. And the laws are likely…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

2 transgender men in court fight over changing sex listed on Hong Kong ID cards

A person does not have to undergo complete sex reassignment surgery to be considered as having changed into a man or woman, lawyers for two transgender men have told Hong Kong’s High…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Queer South Koreans Hope for an Anti-Discrimination Law to End Decades of Discrimination

This article can be read in Korean here. Receiving even the most basic of services can be difficult for Park Edhi, a South Korean woman living in the country’s capital Seoul. Because…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rights

WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called for Venezuela to do more to protect LGBTQ people from violence and discrimination. The report the commission released on Sept. 8 specifically…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid

Hundreds of people gathered in central Madrid on Saturday to call for better protection for LGBT rights after a series of homophobic attacks that have shocked Spain in recent months. People waved…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Ugandan government shamefully claims queer people fleeing its homophobia are fake ‘economic gays’

Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by life imprisonment in Uganda, which has some of the strictest anti-LGBT+ laws in the world. Most queer Ugandans survive by staying under the radar, and many…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2021

Spain searches for answers after string of homophobic attacks

More than four decades after Spain lifted laws that made homosexuality illegal and 16 years after becoming a pioneer in the introduction of same-sex marriage, a surge in hate crimes has instilled…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2021

Combating LGBTQ stigma in Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa — It is not based on hearsay that most African countries are against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex among others (LGBTQI+) community primarily because of the…

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