• 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: 06/14/2020

Some of the Best Movies About Racism in America

We’ve been asked by friends, family, and readers to recommend movies about systemic racism, police brutality, and civic unrest that can help contextualize the current Black Lives Matter movement. After much consideration,…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Dutch government uncovers holiday camps for ‘conversion therapy’

In the Netherlands, 15 organisations and individuals offer so-called “conversion therapy” aiming to make gay people straight, the health ministry said, as it mulls a ban on the discredited practice which can…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2020

Gay Pride embraces its roots by teaming up with U.S. black activists

Floats, all-night parties and parades may be out, but the LGBTQ community is returning to its roots by teaming up with black activists for Pride month celebrations in the United States. While…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

The best online LGBT exhibitions for pride month

With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, hundreds of pride events have been cancelled across America. But the celebrations will continue online. There will be digital parties but also a range of online…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

LGBT Activist Charged With Pornography for Body-Positive Vagina Drawings

Authorities in Far East Russia charged an LGBT rights activist with distributing pornography for posting drawings of vaginas on social media, the activist told Russian media Tuesday. Yulia Tsvetkova, 27, had been…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

Sex Work is Real Work, and it’s Time to Treat it That Way

Sex workers aren’t always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or people they think are sex workers, such…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

Saudi authorities beat blogger, demand he ‘confess’ being gay because he supports LGBT+ rights

Human rights campaigners have called on Saudi Arabia to release blogger Mohamad al-Bokari, who was detained after stating his support for LGBT+ rights. According to Human Rights Watch, al-Bokari was arrested on…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

With blackmail list, gay men in Ghana fight conmen posing as lovers

As Benson walked across the street towards his date in Ghana’s capital, Accra, he saw something was wrong - it was not the man he had been messaging on the popular gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

LA Pride steps away from ‘All Black Lives Matter’ march after police inclusion sparks outrage

LA Pride was cancelled almost two months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organisers announced last week that they intended to replace it with a Black Lives Matter march. However, the…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

Calls grow for police to be banned from Pride marches

Calls are growing for police to be banned from marching in Pride parades and for the LGBT+ events to return to their roots as rebellions against police brutality amid a rolling, global…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

This Pride Month, Shame on You: Exposing Anti-LGBT Government Strategies in MENA

As a researcher and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I am often asked: “What is it like to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2020

We are all George Floyd!

Most of us must have been troubled by the news of what is happening in the US in the aftermath of the horrific death of George Floyd, who was killed by police…

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