• 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: 06/15/2018

Report: Gay Couple Attacked in Russia While Visiting for World Cup

A gay man visiting Russia to attend the World Cup was seriously injured this week when he and his partner were attacked in St. Petersburg. A Frenchman identified only as O. Davrius…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Russia’s Most Outspoken Gay Activist Has A Warning To LGBTI Football Fans At The World Cup

Anton Krasovsky quickly downs a glass of whiskey backstage before stepping in front of the cameras on “Angry Guyzzz”, his controversial entertainment program. His guests are transgender people from Moscow, and he…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Indian Lesbians Commit Suicide to Escape Intolerance

A lesbian couple in India committed suicide on Monday by jumping into a local river. The two women left notes saying the world wouldn’t accept their relationship. A three-year-old child, belonging to one…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Gay Kenyans Hope for Legal Win, Eyeing Broader Shift in Africa

When Kenyan feminist blogger Peps was growing up in Nairobi in the first years of the 2000s, LGBTI people didn’t exist. At least, it didn’t seem like it. There were no out…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Gay Rights Abuses, War Crimes and World Cup Fever – It’s an Ugly Mix

I'm in Moscow trying to lie low and evade the Russian security service, the FSB. I’m exhausted from the stress. It’s my sixth time in the country; each time, I’ve visited in…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Irish Prison Service Slammed Over Failures to Publish Policy to Protect At-Risk LGBT Prisoners

The Irish Prison Service has been slammed over its failure to publish a policy to protect at-risk LGBT prisoners from bullying and potentially violence. The Out On The Inside report commissioned by…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Why Does the FBI Refuse to Call the Pulse Massacre a Hate Crime?

Minutes after bartenders put out a last call for drinks at Pulse on June 12, 2016, a man burst past a ticket counter and into the main room of the Orlando gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Unbreakable’ LGBT Rainbow Installation Unveiled in Warsaw After Far-Right Attacks

Gay rights groups in Poland have unveiled a new and “unbreakable” rainbow installation in Warsaw to replace the original one that suffered repeated attacks from far-Right groups. The new rainbow, which lights…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2018

Mauritius Church Condemns Blocking Of Gay Rights March

The Catholic Church in Mauritius on Wednesday condemned the blocking of Saturday’s gay pride parade in the capital Port Louis by hostile Muslim protesters. “Regardless of one’s moral beliefs about homosexuality, we…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Denmark Launches First LGBTI Action Plan

For the first time ever, a Danish government has launched a LGBTI action plan in a bid to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunity and security for the LGBTI community. The plan…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

More Than 300 Cossack Horseman will be Deployed ‘to monitor LGBT kissing’ in World Cup Host City

Some 300 Cossack horsemen are to be deployed in a World Cup city to stop members of the LGBT community from 'kissing'. The force will line up alongside police in Rostov-on-Don which…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Mafia Villa to Become LGBTI Shelter in Italy

A villa seized from the mafia near Naples is to become a shelter for LGBTI Italians and migrants who have fled discrimination in their home countries, in a bid to foster acceptance…

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