• 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: 11/10/2018

Tanzania: Men Arrested for ‘Gay Marriage’ Face Anal Examinations

Ten men arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar are to face a forced anal examination on Friday, activists have told the Guardian. The procedure…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

EU Recalls Tanzania Ambassador Amid LGBT Crackdown

The European Union has recalled the head of its delegation to Tanzania because of what it calls a "deterioration of the human rights and rule of law" in the east African nation.…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Myanmar is Arresting People for Being Gay Under Colonial-era Sodomy Law

At least two recent arrests of LGBTI Myanmar citizens using the country’s anti-gay law has shaken the community. Police have reportedly charged a local restaurant owner and a make-up artist, who both…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Manaus Opens Shelter For LGBT Refugees From Venezuela

Manaus is a stop in the route of part of the 80,000 Venezuelans looking for asylum or temporary residence in Brazil. And now, it is the first Brazilian city to have an…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Using the UN to Advance LGBTI Rights in China

As China approaches the third, quadrennial review of its human rights record by the United Nations (known as the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ (UPR)), there is increasing international attention on the dire human…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Jewish Groups Push for Ballot Measures on Immigration and LGBTI Rights

Get out the vote: It’s a biennial ritual for Jewish groups. But not for humans, for ideas — the state and local ballot initiatives that rarely get the level of attention that…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Tanzania: 10 Men Arrested in Zanzibar for Being ‘Gay’

Ten men have been arrested on suspicion of being gay on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar after police received a “tip-off” from members of the public about a same-sex marriage taking place,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

French LGBTI Rights Groups Warn of a Spike in Homophobic Attacks

LGBTI rights groups have spoken out about a spike in homophobic attacks in France. Across France, complaints of homophobic attacks have increased by 15% since the beginning of 2018, FRANCE 24 reports. A…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Fight Against LGBTI Bullying in Schools Gets £1 Million Funding Boost

More funding will be available to charities and voluntary organisations working to end LGBT+ bullying in schools, the government announced on Sunday (November 4). Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt announced…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

US Warns its Citizens in Tanzania Over Anti-gay Crackdown

The US has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after the commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Bachelet: Tanzania Has Duty to Protect – Not Further Endanger – LGBT People

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the statement by the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam that a committee will be put in place to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Not voting has consequences. Transgender People in Trump’s America Know this all too Well

The sun was just setting on Tuesday as dozens of people, some briefly turning to cast uneasy glances at the railroad tracks behind them, gathered in a solemn semi-circle outside the Sacramento…

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