• 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: 03/11/2019

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus ‘face sexual violence, forced marriage, and murder’

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus face attempts to ‘cure’ them, beatings, rape, forced marriages, and murder, according to a recent report interviewing a number of queer women from the region. While…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

Italian lesbian reveals years of corrective rape by father

A 23-year-old Italian woman has spoken out about the years of sexual assault she suffered at the hands of her father, who attempted to “correct” her sexuality. Francesca, who is a lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Equality Florida Sounds Alarm Over Preemption Bill

Equality Florida, the only statewide LGBT rights group, is sounding an alarm over HB 3, which could threaten local LGBT rights protections if passed. “So House Bill three is a sweeping preemption…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Brazilians Demand Answers for Marielle Franco’s Murder at Rio Carnival

Nearly a year after the still-unsolved murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco, Brazilian revellers have used their country’s annual carnival to demand answers. On Monday night, Rio’s most…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

“I thought Australia was safe”: At Least Four LGBTI People Assaulted on Mardi Gras Weekend

At least four LGBTI men were bashed before Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the weekend, triple j Hack can reveal. Hack understands the attacks followed a similar pattern - the men…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Chechnya’s Gay Purge: A Timeline of the Atrocities

The world has been aware for the last couple of years that LGBT people in Chechnya face arrest and persecution. But what exactly is happening in the region and why? Below are…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

Two Arrested for Alleged Murder of Trans Woman Found Dead in Spanish Orchard

Two arrested for alleged murder of trans woman found dead in Spanish orchard. The woman was found in a church in Castelló de la Plana, Spain.  Two people have been arrested and…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

Supporting LGBT Migrants at U.S. Border

I would think that 6 trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to reunite children with their parents and to help asylum seekers find refuge here would make a difference. Three of these trips…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

The Gay-Rights Activists Hoping for a Legal Victory in Kenya

On a recent Friday, gay and lesbian couples, dressed in matching outfits, posed for photos outside of a Nairobi courthouse, in anticipation of a decision that they hoped would decriminalize gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

Parents urged to stop Birmingham LGBT-row school protests

A school at the centre of an LGBT rights teaching row has written to parents to urge them to stop holding "disruptive" and "upsetting" protests. Parkfield Community school in Alum Rock, Birmingham,…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Chiang Mai, Thailand celebrates its first LGBT Pride in a decade

On 21 February 2019, Chiang Mai celebrated its first LGBT Pride festival since 2009, after the city’s last Pride Parade was cancelled due to harassment from counter-protestors. On 21 February 2009, what…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

The Kimberley Queen who escaped persecution in Indonesia to find sanctuary in Broome

Escaping persecution as a gay man in Indonesia several years ago, the reigning Kimberley Queen has instead found a supportive community in the northern Western Australia town of Broome. Growing up in…

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