• 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: 01/10/2022

Man stabbed, beaten and called ‘batty boy’ by group of boys who suspected him of being gay

Perry Ato Inkoom told SVTV Africa that in the early evening of 19 December he was attacked by the young people following a birthday party. In Tema, a coastal city 16 miles east of…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

Germany appoints first LGBTQ rights commissioner

Accepting his new position on January 5, Green Party politician Sven Lehmann said "everyone should be able to live freely, safely, and with equal rights." In the newly created role of "Federal…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

UNHCR highlights work with LGBTQ asylum seekers in Central America

Officials with the U.N. Refugee Agency in Central America and Mexico say they remain committed to helping LGBTQ asylum seekers and migrants in the region. UNHCR Guatemala Representative Besem Obenson told the…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2022

Turkish court releases two Bogazici students from jail

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release two students from jail in the first hearing of a broader case over campus protests against the government’s appointment of a…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2022

Lawmakers in Senegal Reject Bill to Double Penalties for Same-sex Relations.

Over the Christmas holidays, parliamentary lawmakers in Senegal rejected a proposed bill that sought to double the jail time for people convicted under the country’s anti-sodomy law and imprison anyone who advocated…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2022

‘I’d been set up’: the LGBTQ Kenyans ‘catfished’ for money via dating apps.

One day after work last month, Tom Otieno went to a shopping centre in Nairobi to pick up groceries before heading home. He got a call from someone he had been chatting…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2022

2022 WORLD CUP CEO SAYS HOMOSEXUALITY ‘NOT AUTHORISED’ IN QATAR.

The CEO of the 2022 FIFA World Cup organising committee, Nasser Al Khater, says “homosexuality is not authorised” in his home country of Qatar. In 2010, the small emirate on the Arabian…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2022

Tucson nonprofit seeks to build tiny house community for transgender women of color

With 2021 poised to be the deadliest year on record for violence against transgender or gender non-conforming people living in the United States, one local nonprofit is stepping up its efforts to…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2022

30% of children in foster care identify as LGBTQ. Here’s one transgender teen’s story in Virginia.

Taliah, a 14-year-old transgender girl, looks and acts like any teenager growing up in Chesterfield County. She loves YouTube and TikTok and texting her friends. She listens to Cardi B, Doja Cat…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Burkina Faso: In Burkina Faso, Trans People Self-Medicate in ‘Dangerous’ Transition

It took Aicha Sylla three attempts to get a prescription for hormones in Burkina Faso so she could start to transition gender. In the end, one doctor agreed - if she had…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Hidden in plain view, Russian photographer defies country’s anti-gay law

MOSCOW- Since the passage of the measure known colloquially as the “gay propaganda law” by the Russian parliament and signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013, which ostensibly makes any act…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

In Burkina Faso, trans people self-medicate in ‘dangerous’ transition

OUAGADOUGOU, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It took Aicha Sylla three attempts to get a prescription for hormones in Burkina Faso so she could start to transition gender. In the end,…

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