• 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: 01/19/2022

Mexico threatens fans with 5-year bans for homophobic chant

The Mexican Football Federation says any fan caught screaming a homophobic chant at its matches will face a five-year ban from national team games. Federation President Yon de Luisa said fans buying…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

‘They are literally murdering us’: poet Joelle Taylor on bringing the LGBTQ+ community together

Since winning the TS Eliot award for poetry last week, Joelle Taylor has been referred to on more than one occasion as a “slam poet”. Which, she says, is fascinating: “Because there’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

LGBT ACTIVIST DETAINED IN LEBANON, FINALLY ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

After fleeing to Turkey from their home country of Jordan in July 2020, LGBTQI activist Alshaima Omama Alzubi has finally arrived in Australia. The 25-year-old Jordanian refugee who identifies as lesbian and…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

LGBTQ Groups Push for Voting Rights, Gun Control on MLK Day

On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday, national LGBTQ groups echoed growing calls for federal voting rights legislation and queer activists held a Times Square demonstration urging the…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Tom Cotton Senate bill would separate prison inmates by birth gender, not identity

A prisoner's gender at birth, not their gender identity, would determine where they would be housed, under a U.S. Senate bill proposed last week by Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas. The bill introduced Wednesday came in…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Man finally admits to killing gay American college student nearly 35 years ago

A man has pled guilty — against his lawyers’ wishes — to charges stemming from the death of a gay American man in 1988, which was initially deemed a suicide by authorities…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Tunisian LGBT activists fight back after alleged police assault

On October 21, 2021, prominent LGBTQ activist Badr Baabou was brutally assaulted in downtown Tunis by two men, one wearing a police uniform, who left him bruised and bloodied, and who robbed…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

Tripura Cops Deny Allegations Of Transgender Harassment

The Tripura Police have refuted the allegations made by atleast four transgender persons, who asserted that personnel from Tripura Police stripped them on Saturday in a bid to prove their gender identity,…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada

OTTAWA -- Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada, marking a major milestone in LGBTQ2S+ rights in this country. After parliamentarians came together to unanimously pass legislation to eradicate the harmful practice…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2022

LGBT Members Allege They Were Made To Disrobe By Police To Prove Their Identity

Agartala, Jan 11 (PTI) Four LGBT members were arrested by the police here and made to disrobe in a police station to prove their identity, according to an FIR filed by one…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2022

Prominent transgender activist murdered in Honduras.

A prominent transgender activist in Honduras was killed on Monday. Reportar sin Miedo, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Honduras, reported Thalía Rodríguez was shot in the head outside her home in…

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