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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: 04/09/2021

The Guatemalan asylum seeker who created a refuge for gay and transgender migrants on the US border

Kissing his partner goodbye on a normal day before heading to work changed the life of 32-year-old Estuardo Cifuentes forever. It was mid-2019 when he stepped out of his front door in…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2021

Top Polish judge under fire for tweet about transgender kid

Poland’s leading opposition party is asking prosecutors to investigate a constitutional court judge who it alleges has endangered a 10-year-old transgender child by identifying the child publicly. It is the latest development…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Venezuela’s Secret: Crimes Against LGBTQ+ Migrants And Sex Workers

“Hello, Papi, I am in Brazil.” A text message I received sitting in my home office after nearly a month of silence signified Victor Arellano’s nine-month battle had just been won. Arellano…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Civil groups chide minister Zulkifli’s insistence on harsher laws against LGBT

KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — A coalition of local civil societies has today slammed religious affairs minister Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad’s insistence to table a law amendment that would provide for harsher punishments…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

How a Black, Gay Refugee Created a Community For Queer Asylum Seekers

In 2014, Nigeria passed a law providing penalties of up to 14 years in prison for couples that enter into a same-sex union, and up to 10 years for those who support…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Uzbek Interior Ministry statement threatens journalist Agnieszka Pikulicka with prosecution over LGBTQ reporting

On March 28, Pikulicka, a freelance correspondent for Al-Jazeera and The Guardian based in Tashkent, the capital, visited LGBTQ activist Miraziz Bazarov, who was hospitalized after being beaten earlier that day, the…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2021

Jail time for transgender women in Cameroon extended after trial delay

April 5 (Reuters) - Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in a high profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without trial after a judge…

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Yi Yang: Judicial Activist, Program Officer – LGBT Rights Advocacy, China

Yi Yang is a co-founder and program officer for LGBT Rights Advocacy, an organization that fights for LGBTIQ+ rights through impact litigation supported by a large group of LGBTIQ+ lawyers. In our…

ADDED ON: 04/05/2021

Far right puts brakes on a new law that aims to stamp out homophobia in Italy

Daniela Lourdes Falanga has had her fair share of battles. The first was to survive a brutal upbringing as the firstborn son of a mafia boss in Naples. Falanga, 43, had been…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2021

Transgender immigrants find a safe place in Portugal

Lisbon’s immigrant community already face discrimination in all areas of life – from work to housing: amid the pandemic some now face eviction after falling behind on their rent. But the residents…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2021

Albanian Police Receive Guidance on How to Investigate LGBTI Hate Crimes

Albanian police are being trained on how to identify and investigate hate crimes against LGBTI people, through a joint EU and Council of European action called “Promotion of Diversity and Equality in…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2021

‘Lesbian wedding’ arrestees freed; Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ furor continues

Ghana police have freed the people they arrested last weekend at a party that police believed was a “lesbian wedding”. Meanwhile, homophobic campaigns against Ghana’s LGBTQ citizens continue. The Ghana-based African Equality…

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