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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: 04/22/2021

World reacts to murderer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict: ‘Victory would be George Floyd being alive’

The 12-member jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced their verdict on Tuesday (20 April) after less than a day of deliberation. Chauvin was found guilty on three charges – second-degree murder, third-degree murder…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

Turkish prosecutors seek jail terms for anti-government student protesters

Turkish prosecutors are seeking prison sentences for 97 people for taking part in one of the country’s biggest anti-government protest movements in years, sparked by the state appointment of a new rector…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Immigrant Detention For Profit Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump

A dozen Central Americans in T-shirts that read Mujeres Luchadores — Fighting Women — marched through a small Texas town last month toward the gates of an imposing private detention center where…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Gay conversion ban: Therapy is a ‘humiliating and harmful practice’

Gay conversion therapy is a humiliating and harmful practice that needs to be banned, a Stormont assembly debate has heard. Politicians on Tuesday passed a motion calling for a ban on gay…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

The Ugandan mum who was once ashamed of her gay son

When Rita heard rumours that her son was gay she refused to believe it. At the time, she thought that homosexuality was an abomination - a "problem" that happened elsewhere, not in…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

We cannot turn this country into a satanic one – Chieftaincy Minister rallies support from Chief Imam

The Chieftaincy and Religious Minister, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has asked for support from leaders of the Muslim community as measures are being put in place to prevent the practice of Lesbian, Gay,…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

German NGO files legal case against Chechen officials over anti-gay purges

Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a legal attempt to seek justice…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Gay former extremist Caolan Robertson says leaving the far-right was like escaping ‘a cult’

A gay former extremist Caolan Robertson has said that leaving the far-right was like leaving “a cult”, and explained how homophobia contributed to his radicalisation. Robertson grew up in the Republic of…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Turkey’s women’s treaty exit legitimises crimes against women

Turkey’s withdrawal from a European treaty aimed at protecting women against violence is a major setback with catastrophic consequences for women, Turkish writer Elif Şafak told actress Angelina Jolie in an interview…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2021

LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey

For hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iranians who fled their homeland because of persecution for who they are, moving to Turkey was not a significant improvement. Sexual and gender minorities…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Cameroon: Abuses of LGBTQ People Increasing in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch said in a report this week that LGBTQ people are suffering a fresh wave of persecution in Cameroon, where same-sex relations are illegal. The group said in February, police…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Kyrgyzstan: National-patriots attack women’s rights rally

Women’s rights campaigners in Kyrgyzstan’s capital were assaulted by dozens of self-styled traditionalists on April 14 while holding a rally to call on the government to do more to combat gender-based violence.…

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