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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: 08/31/2021

Finland to consider conversion therapy ban after overwhelming public demand

A citizens’ initiative to ban sexual orientation and gender identification conversion therapy is moving forward to being considered by parliament after it gathered the needed 50,000 signatures within only a month. In…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

No End to Chechnya’s Violent Anti-Gay Campaign

The Russian LGBT Network has reported that in May 2021, Chechen-speaking men abducted Ibragim Selimkhanov in Moscow and forcibly returned him to Chechnya’s capital Grozny, where authorities interrogated him about gay people…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

6 Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh for Killing of Gay Rights Activist

The activist Xulhaz Mannan, who had started a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender magazine, was hacked to death in a machete attack in 2016. DHAKA, Bangladesh — Six men said to belong…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

LGBTQ Students Find Hope In New Affirming School: The Magic City Acceptance Academy

For back-to-school shopping, Elliot likes to hit up one of his favorite thrift stores with his mom. They often go thrifting together, and so far, the rising 11th grader has picked out…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Biden urged to raise LGBTQ rights with Ukraine president

Members of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus have urged President Biden to raise LGBTQ rights with his Ukrainian counterpart when they meet at the White House on Wednesday. “We write today to…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Attacks on LGBTQ+ community across UK spark fear

The government data for England, Wales and Scotland has revealed that since 2015, hate crimes related to sexual orientation and gender identity have increased. In the year to March 2020 in England…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2021

Motsoaledi frees gay Ugandan couple after arrest in KZN

Durban - Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and the department's director-general Livhuwani Makhode have released a Ugandan couple detained for being in South Africa illegally due to their sexual orientation. Motsoaledi…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2021

Saturday begins with an anti-hate event; ends with 2 arrests at ‘straight pride’ rally

Modesto’s third straight pride rally was preceded Saturday morning with an anti-hate event and ended when a fight led to disbursement, road closures and two arrests. About 100 people gathered at 10…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2021

‘A virtual death sentence’: Gay Afghans brace for uncertain future under Taliban

N, a 20-year-old student living in Afghanistan, is in hiding as she hopes for news that she and her family can leave the country. As a lesbian, she believes she will be…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2021

Ukrainian Police Clash With Far-Right Group At Odesa Pride March

Violent clashes broke out on August 28 between Ukrainian police and a far-right nationalist group trying to disrupt an annual LGBT Pride march in the port city of Odesa. Police detained at…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

UK HOME OFFICE TELLS GAY AFGHAN THAT HE COULD BE SENT BACK TO AFGHANISTAN

An undocumented Afghan man living in the United Kingdom has been reportedly told by the Home Office that he may have to go back to Afghanistan. Ahmad, 29, arrived in the United…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

Moscow man abducted, taken to Chechnya and pressed for information on LGBTQ people, says Russian rights group

A man was abducted in Moscow, taken to Chechnya and then pressed for information on LGBTQ people in the region earlier this year, according to the Russian LGBT Network. On Wednesday, the…

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