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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: 04/25/2018

Indonesia: MUI Member Deems People Too Permissive Toward LGBTI

West Sumatra’s Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) deemed that the rampant spread of LGBTI is caused by society’s permissive behavior. “People tend to be apathetic when they witness this phenomenon as long as the perpetrator…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

U.S.’s Largest LGBTI Group Takes on Workplace Discrimination in Mexico

The HRC Foundation, an arm of the Human Rights Campaign, is launching their second survey of major Mexican corporations to gauge their policies on LGBT employees. EquidadMX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral will query…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

Coronation Street Actress Bhavna Limbachia: Muslim Girls Are Being Subjected to Gay ‘Cure’ Therapy

An actress who plays a gay Muslim on Coronation Street has said that fans often tell her they were subjected to gay ‘cure’ therapy. Bhavna Limbachia plays nurse Rana Nazir on the long-running ITV show, making history as…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Four in 10 Russians Say LGBT Fans Will Be Attacked at the World Cup

Four in 10 Russians think that LGBT fans will be attacked at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The build-up to this summer’s tournament has been overshadowed by fears that foreign supporters will…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Anti-LGBT Acts on the Rise in Chile

Complaints of acts of hostility toward LGBT people - ranging from discrimination to violence - in Chile increased by 45 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year, reaching a 15-year high,…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Barbados Pride is Taking on the Harshest Anti-gay Law in the West

Why do we need Barbados Pride? Well, walking down the street is a traumatic experience for many LGBTI Barbadians. At first glance, Barbadian LGBTI people appear to have relatively safe, full lives. People…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Christopher Wylie: The Gay Vegan Who ‘made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’

Steve Bannon ‘loved the gays’, according to the man who says he developed a tool to harvest personal data on millions of Americans for the US election. Christopher Wylie, a 28-year-old Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

People Power: Hundreds Hit Philippines’ Streets to Fight for LGBTI Equality

Hundreds of people turned up to a rally in the Philippines to call for a LGBTI rights bill to become law. Protesters congregated at the People Power Monument in Quezon City to…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Marielle Franco had to Resist – No Wonder She Didn’t Survive

“Being a black woman is to resist and survive all the time.” So said Marielle Franco, the Rio de Janeiro city councillor shot dead in a targeted assassination last week, just 18 months…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2018

Marielle Franco: Brazil’s Favelas Mourn the Death of a Champion

The morning after tens of thousands of people thronged streets across Brazil to express their anger over the murder of black, gay Rio councillor Marielle Franco, it was business as usual in the Maré…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

‘TransMilitary’ Is the LGBTI Advocacy Film Middle America Needs to See

Any parent would struggle to send their child off to war, of course. But there’s another layer to the Cooks’ fear. As one of about 15,500 transgender troops in the U.S. military,…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Documentary Tells Story of Trek to Ottawa by LGBTI Refugees

A new documentary set to be screened Wednesday at the University of Ottawa tells the story of three Gambian refugees who came to Canada because it’s potentially dangerous to be LGBTQ in their…

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